Saturday, December 13, 2008
Can we see prisoners as lesser beings?
The line that separates them and us is very thin. When people do not maintain awareness of their thoughts and actions, anything can happen.
Thousands of prisoners at India's once-dreaded Tihar jail did the Vipassana course initiated by Ms.Kiran Bedi. Many of them say that had they known Vipassana earlier, they wouldnt have been here now.
Here are photos taken from Vipassana courses conducted at Tihar Jail, New Delhi. The end of the ten-day course witnesses many dramatic scenes.You can see a prisoner crying on the shoulders of a police officer, after doing the Vipassana course.
Vipassana Research Institute, Igatpuri, India.