Vipassana Meditation courses in prisons


The documentary "Doing Time, Doing Vipassana" was filmed in Tihar Jail in New Delhi (India) by Karuna Films. This film was made by two Israeli women Ayelet Menehemi and Eilona Ariel, and has won several awards at the 1998 San Francisco International Film festival, the Film Festival of New York, Intercom of Chicago and the Film Festival of Israel.


The teaching of Vipassana meditation in a correctional environment started in India in 1975. Since that time, Vipassana courses have been succesfully taught in prisons in many countries including the United States, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Mexico and from April 1st to April 12th 2003 a course took place in the “Centro Penitenciario Brians”, near Barcelona, being the first course in prison, not only in Spain but throughout Continental Europe.


The documentary is aimed at both meditators of this technique, as at people interested in the fields of meditation, educators, psychologists, social workers, prison officers, prisoners' relatives and anyone with concerns.


Future projections:



- Friday, March 9th at 19.00 h.

ALCÚDIA (MALLORCA). Centro Cultural Fundación Torrens. C/ de l'Hostal, 11

Contact details:

Tfnos: 660169379