"Speaking for myself, we all need a way to face suffering. Suffering includes everything from the knowledge of our own mortality and ultimate aloneness, to the more immediate miseries of each person’s life….When an inmate finishes a Vipassana course, he or she has had a glimpse of freedom, perhaps for the first time. Hope and confidence arise from the knowledge that the source and the end of all misery lies within."
In this month's podcast, Chapter 7 " Freedom Behind Bars - Vipassana in Prisons," we explore how Vipassana courses conducted in prisons are attracting interest as they affect penal systems and treatment programs around the world (India, Taiwan, Thailand, Nepal, USA, New Zealand, and UK). Listen to inmates, prison guards, and administrators express their stories after sitting a 10-Day Vipassana course.
7 - Freedom Behind Bars - Vipassana in Prisons
as read by Ian Hetherington
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