S.N.Goenka - Vipassana in Practise
English | VOB | MPEG 4136 kbps 25 fps | 720x576 | PCM 1536 kbps 48 KHz | 3.21 GB
Vipassana in Pracise
There are five separate film titles on this single DVD disk.
The titles are :
1.) Introduction To Vipassana
A short discourse given by Goenkaji at Dhamma Giri in 1988. This discourse is suitable for showing to family, friends or groups interested in Vipassana, especially when time is short or when the viewers may not have the desire for the longer tape. It has no questions and answers at the end, nor does it go into detail about the structure of the ten-day course or explain the donation basis on which the courses are run. Best shown when a Vipassana student is available to answer questions the viewers may have. 1988, English: 18 min. 30 sec.
2.) Doing Time Doing Vipassana - Documentary about Vipassana in Tihar jail
Doing Time, Doing Vipassana documents the introduction of Vipassana meditation to one of the world s largest prisons, Tihar Jail in New Delhi, India, with an inmate population of 10,000.
Winner of the San Francisco International Film Festivals 1998 Golden Spire Award, this compelling film chronicles how a meditation program for inmates transformed the jail. Through interviews with the warden, guards and inmates, it explores how Vipassana changes people s behaviour and character for the better.
The film suggests that Vipassana could be an effective tool for the rehabilitation of inmates around the world.
3.) Inner Peace for World Peace - S.N Goenka at the UN Peace conference
An address at the UN by S.N. Goenka to spiritual and religious leaders of the world who were gathered for the Millenium World Peace Summit, August 29, 2000.
4.) The Compass - Children and Meditation
(Children and Mediation)
5.) Changing From Inside, USA Jail
The film, entitled Changing from Inside is 42 minutes long. It was written and produced primarily for an audience of prison administrators, jail officials, judges, etc. and tells the story of the introduction of Vipassana meditation courses into the North Rehabilitation Facility (N.R.F.) of the King County jail in Seattle, Washington, USA.
In general, Changing from Inside is a compelling account of an intensive pilot meditation program for inmates at the N.F.R. minimum security jail near Seattle, Washington. Under the guidance of both community volunteers and facility staff members, seven women inmates undertake ten days of total silence. They practice the ancient meditation technique of Vipassana for ten hours each day, delving ever deeper into themselves to understand and ultimately master the nature of their behaviors and compulsions. In the end, they are transformed by their inward journey and come away with tools to maintain that transformation.
Changing from Inside also chronicles the personal and professional journey of the articulate, determined facility director, Lucia Meijer, as she rallies her staff to undertake and implement this new and unconventional program. Candid interviews among prison staff reveal a range of reactions, from interest to skepticism. However, the results achieved by the course prove to be an inspiration to everyone involved in the project including the participatants, other inmates and the professional staff, leaving the facility transformed, as well.