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Research Report

Reseach has determined that successful completion of a Vipassana meditation course increases inmates' awareness of their emotions resulting in a reduction in feeling of anger, tension, hostility, revenge and helplessness. Drug addiction, neurotic and psychopathological symptons were also diminished (Chanddiramani, Verma, Dhar & Agarwal, 1995; Kumar, 1995; Vora, 1995).
Inmates practicing Vipassana have shown an increased willingness to work, participate in rehabilitation programs, to abide by prison rules and to cooperate with prison authorities (Vora, 1995).
Prisoners reported reduced anxiety and depression, suggesting that Vipassana can be considered a valuable adjunct to correctional psychiatric treatment (Chandiramani, Verma, Dhar & Agarwal, 1995).
Research over a three year period, requested by the Swiss Ministry of Justice, indicated that Vipassana played a significant role in the rehabilitation of alcohol and drug addicts with success rates between 60-80% (Studer, 1997).
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