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Path of Freedom (2012)

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In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men's prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation. Path of Freedom follows former inmate Fleet Maull as he visits prison to share his strategies for surviving on the inside.

The film offers a rare glimpse into the inner lives of men reaching for forgiveness, inner peace and freedom behind bars.

Fleet Maull, Roberta Richman
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

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stevenmbell, posted on August 30, 2016

America is first in Prisons,Prisoners and our Prison system has become a business. We now lead the world in Privatization of Prisons.That's right it is now more beneficial to keep people in prison.More re-offenders higher profits. That is the worst possible way to run a prison system. First off there is no chance of rehabilitation as that would cut into profits. Prisons give kick backs to Judges for sending more people to jail.Show me one way in which this benefits the offender. And most offenders are first time. Bad thinking got them some place they really don't belong.The Drug War is the worst thing ever. It is considered by the AMA to be a disease that people suffer from Called addiction. Yet everyday someone goes to prison for said sickness. Please tell me how that is justice? And the facts are our own government has been caught countless times importing and distributing Heroin and or Cocaine. The intent of our government is to keep us asleep,dead or in prison.I went to prison back in the eighties for three years. I unlike most used the time to grow.I was at the end of the school of rehabbing prisoners.All the schooling and re-habituating programs were discontinued after that time.

rita.sullivan, posted on September 26, 2015

There is only one truth. This is it, the golden light that leads us home.
Thank you.

lotusdore, posted on August 17, 2015

I practice spiritual healing, in my experience I came out with the conclusion that thought forms are waves, and they travel. Children must learn how to meditate, in all schools there must be a 5 minutes meditation every morning.
The chakras, the most important is to learn how to close the the chakras. You visualize a clockwise spiral that ends in a peak. we have 6 frontal ones and the one where no body speaks about is the chakra, which is at the back of the head, between the two ears. it is through that chakra that the emotional waves punch, example young girls who thinks they are in love all of a sudden, it is very simple when you think the fellow who dizered that girl his thought forms where directed to her and oups, she looses her mind.
Another example, few years back, we had the case of the Dawson College, in Montreal, few students were killed and other injured, again thought forms traveling, two weeks later a similar crime took place in USA and few weeks later in another state,
By teaching meditation to all children we will be helping to calm the mind of the mentally disturbed people.
Lest meditate everyday.

johanna.gabriella, posted on June 9, 2015

Beautiful and so inspiring! Love to the film makers as well to the courageous and strong inmates <3.

nowvoyager, posted on February 2, 2015

Why do we not teach meditation in public schools (schools period) beginning on the elementary level? Or make meditation mandatory for kids in school who are constantly disruptive?

gmsorceressrose, posted on February 1, 2015

because of the so-called "war on drugs," which benefits the prison system. The USA has more people in prison than China. Being a "drug addict" shouldn't be considered a crime; I know quite a few alcolholics who aren't in jail for their addiction.

katiewalkerca, posted on August 13, 2014

Says so much in 9 minutes. 1 in 100 people are in prison in the US! Unbelievable. When the numbers are that high it just can not be about the individual people. The system is broken. This really is about all of us and the culture or society we wish to contribute to, to promote, to live in. The film presents a great alternative world. One where lives are not considered expendable. Where people are given opportunities and tools to find a better way forward. Where the voices of prisoners, trainers and administrators are given equal weight. And where they are, on this topic, all on the same page. Inspiring. Thank you.

mariah5, posted on February 18, 2014

I really enjoyed the movie, I started meditating about 2 years ago and its opened a new way of life for me. Also I recently was united with an ex of mine who's been in prison and thank goodness for the willingness to change, and will power, its made a better person out of him.

shirl_401, posted on February 16, 2014

I can attest to having this attitude towards inmates is one of the best forms of rehabilitation. I had a past experience of working within a minimal correctional facility years ago, and it was bought to my attention by Trustees in my work area, that by helping to alter their perspectives resulted in their expressions of gratitude about how they felt they had changed. We are all humans seeking love and connection.

michaelB, posted on February 16, 2014

hope springs eternal.what a messsage these people will share

loveandgradtitude, posted on November 16, 2013

We are always mirroring our own reflection on others. When people recognize that the other person is them. When we see our self in the world....we are set free & it is the most beautiful feeling!

nestormbravoc, posted on November 9, 2013

It's both a relief and sad that there are currently people behind bars who are A LOT MORE FREE that most people walking the streets. I find this work extremely inspiring for all, meditation is in fact the key. THANK YOU!

Zachlm721, posted on October 24, 2013

“To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace” El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X.

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