Guided Meditation on Metta
Befriending the Dhamma
Mind that Heals Mind that Hurts
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Date: 29 October 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Venue: Sg. Long Buddhist Society
“A wonderful, powerful, and unsentimental film about
incarcerated men getting below the surface of things. The freedom
and community they find sitting on meditation cushions in an
Alabama prison is a rare inspiration to all of us.”
– Richard Gere
Donaldson Correctional Facility is situated in the Alabama countryside southwest of Birmingham. 1,500 men, considered the state’s most dangerous prisoners, live behind high security towers and a double row of barbed and electrical wire fences.
Within this dark environment, a spark was ignited. A growing network of men had been gathering to meditate on a regular basis. Intrigued by this, Jenny Phillips, cultural anthropologist and psychotherapist, first visited Donaldson Correctional Facility in the fall of 1999. She planned to observe the meditation classes facilitated by inmates and to interview the inmate meditators about their lives as prisoners.
Aimed at promoting physical and mental well-being, Buddhist Community Alliance (BCA) is organizing a Health Programme from 10am to 4pm on 16 October 2011 (Sunday) at Nalanda Centre. This non-profit health event serves to create greater awareness on healthy living among the general public.
The Health Programme will highlight key health issues through public talks and an exhibition supported by Family Medicine Department of UKM Medical Centre (PPUKM) and the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. The event also strives to educate the public about the associated health and risk behaviours that may influence the quality of life for children and adults in later years.