Changing from Inside

Pariyatti. 1998. United States of America. vo English. 44’


This is a compelling account of an intensive pilot meditation program for inmates at a 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 an ancient meditation technique called Vipassana for ten hours each day, delving ever deeper into themselves to understand and ultimately master the nature of their behaviour and compulsions. In the end, they are transformed by their inward journey and come away with tools to maintain their transformation.