Buddha Flix: The Dhamma Brothers

Friday, March 13th from 7-9pm at AZC

Join us for a viewing of the 2007 documentary film The Dhamma Brothers, which is about a 10- day Vipassana meditation retreat held at the Donaldson Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Georgia. This moving film delves into the lives of 4 of the inmates who took part in the retreat and reveals how the retreat and future retreats held at that prison changed their lives. Watch the trailer HERE

From Rotten Tomatoes: East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison–the end of the line in Alabama’s correctional system–is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. Behind high security towers and a double row of barbed wire and electrical fence dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding course of silent meditation lasting ten days. “The Dhamma Brothers” tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates at Donaldson Correction Facility who enter into this arduous and intensive program.

Pizza, sodas, and popcorn will be offered. Register below (or in the AZC foyer) so we know how many people plan to attend, and let us know if you can bring snacks or beverages to share!