REPORT #510 August 2002

Produced by the Belize Development Trust

The ten day VIPASSANA COURSE in meditation to see things as they really are, is transforming convicts in prisons the world over. It started in India but is spreading far and wide, even within the USA. Convicts that are released are not now coming back on new charges. They seem motivated by self, to leave the world a better place.

The course is a ten day self transformation, through self observation. The rules are strict and the course hard. Usually harder than just sliding into the regular prison population.

However, the results are being heralded as literally miraculous.

Maybe our prison staff and government in Belize, should investigate this phenomena?

I watched the course being done in a prison with a thousand convicts taking part on LINK television. It really was impressive to see the results. Though they say the first ten day course is just a beginning and many prisoners take the course several times. But eventually, time and self observation attain a new life and a new goal.

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