Doing Time, Doing Vipassana

A film by Eilona Ariel & Ayelet Menahemi

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.

- Winner of the Golden Spire Award at the 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival

- Winner of the 1998 NCCD Pass Awards of the American National Council on Crime and Delinquency
A very encouraging video indeed. Thanks for posting.:)
Glad you liked, it Michael. You and others might be interested in knowing that the organization set up by the late S. N. Goenka (mentioned in the video) offers free 10-day courses in vipassana mediation in several locations around the world. The courses include food and lodging as well as instruction. See the links on this page to find the closest location to you:

Also, here's a great video from a woman who took one of the free courses. She describes her experience in detail:

My 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Experience