Author Topic: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana  (Read 9981 times)

Flipasso

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Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
« on: April 13, 2008, 07:21:04 PM »
I saw the movie, it's nice. If anyone wants I can upload it to rapidshare.com or you might try and find it in e-mule.
The movie is interesting and makes one wander where would we all be if we all practiced.
On the downside, it is Goenka's meditation. I've nothing against Goenka except for his urge to convert masses. He may be the single most enlightened person in the world but the way he propagandizes himself and his teachings makes me noxious.
Comments anyone?

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Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 01:26:58 PM »
There is a prison Dhamma network set up by a guy called Fleet Maul at work in prisons all over the states teaching prisoners how to meditate.
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vuacorona

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Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 02:57:59 AM »
Would you please upload into megaupload.com, because megaupload will keeps file there longer.

On the other hand, Goenka always implied in his discourse that the teaching is about the laws of nature, nonsect, and nonreligion.

I saw the movie, it's nice. If anyone wants I can upload it to rapidshare.com or you might try and find it in e-mule.
The movie is interesting and makes one wander where would we all be if we all practiced.
On the downside, it is Goenka's meditation. I've nothing against Goenka except for his urge to convert masses. He may be the single most enlightened person in the world but the way he propagandizes himself and his teachings makes me noxious.
Comments anyone?

happiness@you.all


Flipasso

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Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 11:31:38 PM »
I don't agree. I believe his teachings are of buddhism and not of catholicism.
I don't see anything wrong with being a catholic and practicing Vipassana. But anyone who teaches buddhism should say what the label of his teachings are and not try and pretend that it is anti-sectarian, blah blah blah...
Most of the cults say that they're teachings are non-sectarian so they can get a larger number of adherents.
If one is of catholic origins but is interested in other religions on should admit it. If that implies "officially" leaving one's religion than one should do it, because that religion doesn't cope well with an open mind and wanting to learn more and really being liberated.
For me, even though his teachings may be good, Goenka is a foney.

vuacorona

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Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 05:03:10 PM »
Hi Flipasso,

I just finished Goenka 10 days class, and what he taught in his class is what Buddha found about the law of universe, the law of nature. These laws will apply any where, any place, and any religion.

Nothing about conversion from one religion to another.

Cheers.

Flipasso

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Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 07:21:08 PM »
Yes but IMHO if you're following the Buddha's path then your a buddhist.
BTW - I'm uploading days 1 to 8 of the goenka discourses to megaupload which is actually a very good server. I don't have the other 3 day's 9, 10 and 11.
About Doing Time, Doing Vipassana I wont upload it because it's very easily obtainable from e-Mule.

vuacorona

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Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 09:38:00 PM »
Buddhist or not Buddhist is doesn't matter. The matter is how we live in peace and harmony and avoid all the miseries and suffering.

vuacorona

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Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008, 09:39:58 PM »
thank you for uploading the discourses to megaupload, and I will try to download the movie "doing time" in emule.

vuacorona

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Re: Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008, 02:00:45 AM »
DOING TIME, DOING VIPASSANA

Winner of the Golden Spire Award at the 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival, this extraordinary documentary takes viewers into India's largest prison - known as one of the toughest in the world - and shows the dramatic change brought about by the introduction of Vipassana meditation. In giving Doing Time, Doing Vipassana its top honour, the jury stated that:

"it was moved by this insightful and poignant exposition on Vipassana. The teaching of this meditation as a transformation device has many implications for people everywhere, providing the cultural, social and political institutions can embrace and support its liberating possibility."
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Winner of the 1998 NCCD Pass Awards of the American National Council on Crime and Delinquency. A distinguished panel of experts found Doing Time, Doing Vipassana to be worthy of recognition and deserving of special acclaim:

"..The National Council on Crime and Deliquency is honored to recognize your excellence in communicating the complex problems of crime to the American people. We hope this award will serve as a constant reminder that your work can make a difference.."

Synopsis
This is the story of an ancient meditation technique named Vipassana, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good.It is the story of a strong woman named Kiran Bedi, the former Inspector General of Prisons in New Delhi, who strove to transform the notorious Tihar Prison and turn it into an oasis of peace. But most of all it is the story of prison inmates who underwent profound change, and who realized that incarceration is not the end but possibly a fresh start toward an improved and more positive life.

These people have shown that reform can work if it is self-reform. Their success has been so dramatic that recently the Indian Government decided to apply Vipassana in all the country's prisons. Other countries are becoming interested as well. The filmmakers spent about two weeks inside Tihar Central Prison in New Delhi and Baroda Jail in the Indian state of Gujarat. They interviewed inmates and jail officials, and filmed in places rarely accessible to film crews, whether Indian or foreign.

About The Film
Two women filmmakers from Israel, Ayelet Menahemi and Eilona Ariel, initiated this independent project. In the winter of 1994-95 they spent five months in India, doing intensive research on the use of Vipassana as a rehabilitation method and its dramatic impact on foreign and Indian prisoners.The authorities were unusually cooperative, allowing the team free access to two Indian jails. The documentary begins with the story of Tihar Prison - a huge and notorious institution housing 10,000 inmates, 9,000 of them awaiting trial. When a new Inspector General, Kiran Bedi, was posted there in 1993, Tihar entered period of rapid-fire change.
Bedi had earned a reputation as an energetic but controversial officer in the Indian Police Service. At Tihar she launched a series of reforms improving prison conditions.But she wanted to achieve a deeper transformation, and when she came across Vipassana she was convinced that this was the tool she needed. Bedi learned that the technique had been tried before in other Indian jails, with astonishing results. The film briefly tells how Vipassana originated and how it was used in other prisons. A Vipassana course consists of 10 days of intensive practice, during which participants maintain complete silence. The strict requirements of such a course, imposed on a strict prison system, had created major challenges.

When Vipassana courses started in Tihar, results were immediate and dramatic. Many prisoners were deeply affected by the experience, and their attitudes changed drastically. The success led to one of the most extraordinary events to take place in a prison anywhere: in April 1994, at a special facility inside Tihar, one thousand prison inmates participated in an 11-day Vipassana course - the largest ever held in modern times.This led to another unprecedented event: within the precincts of the prison, a meditation center opened, offering regular Vipassana courses to the Tihar inmates. David, an Englishman serving a sentence in Tihar and a Vipassana student, volunteered to work in "the Vipassana Ward." The last part of the film present the inner journey travelled during a Vipassana course, and examines the technique in more detail.

Why does practising Vipassana have such a marked effect on people's behaviour and attitude? What do they realize and what do they actually do during a course? A few prisoners - Australian, British, African and Indian - tell of their experiences and their newly acquired outlook on life. The film concludes with a moving scene from Baroda Jail, showing the superintendent greeting his charges outside the meditation hall at the end of a Vipassana course.

AWARDS
Golden Spire - San Francisco International Film Festival, 1998.
Silver Plaque - INTERCOM, Chicago 1998.
NCCD Pass Award -The National Council On Crime And Delinquency, USA 1998.
Finalist Award - New York Film Festivals, 1998.
Silver Winner Award - Crested Butte Reel Festival, Colorado, USA 2000.
Gold Illumination Award - Crested Butte Reel Festival, Colorado, USA 2000.

FESTIVALS
DocuNoga Film Festival - Israel 1997
San-Francisco Int. Film Festival - USA, 1998
New York In. Film Festival - USA, 1998
Santa-Barbara Int. Film Festival - USA, 1998
Intercom - Chicago , USA 1998
Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival - Taiwan, 1998
Media Wave - Hungary, 1999
Ethno Film Festival - Berlin, Germany 1999
Bombay International Film Festival - Bombay, India, 1999
Portland Women Directors Film Festival - Oragon, U.S.A.1999
Crested Butte Reel Festival - Colorado, U.S.A 2000
Unesco 2nd Festival of Women Creators Of the Two Seas - Greece, 2000
Buddhism in Film (Caligari FilmBuhne) - Wiesbaden, Germany 1999
Women in Buddhism - Cologne, Germany 2000
Buddhist Film Festival - Wien, Austria, 2000
Parabola Film & Video Festival - New York, U.S.A.2000
Human Rights Nights Film Festivals - Bologna Italy, 27-30 March 2003
Buddhist Film Festival - Ulan Batar, Mongolia, 2004

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