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November Movie: Amish Grace – How Forgiveness transcended Tragedy

NOVEMBER MOVIE SCREENING

Title: Amish Grace
Date: 19 November 2011
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: SLBS Centre

Amish Grace is a movie based on the 2006 Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Amish school shooting and the spirit of forgiveness the Amish community demonstrated in its aftermath. The movie stars Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tammy Blanchard, and Matt Letscher and is based on the book Amish read more

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October inspirational movie: The Dhamma Brothers

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.

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Monthly Movie: Hereafter

Beginning this month, we are starting with a free monthly movie screening – one for the adults and another for the children, to be run simultaneously at the centre. For this month, the screening will be on 28 May 2011, at 8:30pm.

The movie for adults is entitled “Hereafter”, starring read more

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