“Inmates who watched The Dhamma Brothers were profoundly moved.
They appreciated the human transformation it portrayed, and
felt encouraged in their own meditative journey. I recommend this movie
for prison populations everywhere.”

– Chaplain Trime Persinger, Snake River Correctional Institution, Oregon

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Collector's Edition

Includes: feature length film, one hour of never-before-seen footage including personal conversations with the Dhamma Brothers, their families, and the meditation teachers about their lives in prison and Vipassana practices and digital widescreen presentation of the theatrical trailer.

Genre: Documentary, Run Time: 76 minutes, Unrated, NTSC (Standard 4:3, Aspect 1.33:1), Color, English, English and Spanish Subtitles

Home use only.

Educational Edition
Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult

Includes: scene selection, optional subtitles, and four short films: Meditation and the Brain (9:22), The Legal System (9:00), Practicing Vipassana (11:40), and Reflections from the Dhamma Brothers (18:30).

Johnny Mack Young, Dhamma Brother
“As the years passed, I buried the emotional grief of my mother’s passing so deep and so quick that I’ve never felt anything. I kept piling stuff on top of my grief until death became my friend. I’d locked myself in a prison worse than any other.”
– Johnny Mack Young, Dhamma Brother