Meditation Now: Inner Peace through Inner Wisdom (S.N. Goenka North American Tour 2002)
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Open To

July 27, 2002


11 AM

Screening of Award Winning Film:

Doing Time,

 Doing Vipassana”*

Brattle Theatre

Harvard Square, Cambridge


July 30, 2002
7 PM

Special Talk:

“Spirituality in Business and Leadership”*

John Hancock Hall

Open to all Professionals and by Invitation.

July 31, 2002
8 PM
(Doors open at 7:30PM)

Public Talk:

“World Peace Through Inner Peace”*

Kresge Auditorium, MIT



* Events are subject to change!  Please check back for updates.

All events are FREE and made possible by Dhamma Tour Fund.

Information about Northeast Vipassana
regional activities may be obtained from the Vipassana Meditation Center Website.


General Info

Volunteer Coordinator

Media Contact

Boston Vipassana Association
(866) 206-9071 x7972

Ram Raju (
(866) 206-9071 x7972
Volunteer Application Page

Lynn LeSueur
(866) 206-9071 x7972


Brattle Theatre

Brattle Theatre Home Page



          Doing Time, Doing Vipassana (1997)

          dir Eilona Karuna [55 min + discussion]

          Winner of the Golden Spire award at the 1998 San Francisco International Film festival, this extraordinary documentary takes viewers into Tihar, India's largest and toughest prison, showing the dramatic change brought about by the introduction of Vipassana, the non-sectarian meditation technique taught by the Buddha 2500 years ago. This is a story of how an ancient practice of meditation brought to prisoners the realization that incarceration is not the end but possibly the beginning of a new life.

          Following the screening, there will be discussion with the film’s director, Eilona Karuna, and with Jenny Phillips, the woman who recently introduced Vipassana into a prison outside Birmingham, Alabama.


John Hancock Hall

180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

At the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets in Back Bay. 




By T:   Via Orange Line to Back Bay Station, exit onto Dartmouth Street and turn right in the direction of Stuart Street.  Turn right onto Stuart Street and take your third left onto Berkeley Street.  The entrance is on your left.  Via Green line to the Arlington Street station, turn left on Boylston Street (away from the Public Gardens).  Take first left on Berkeley Street, entrance is on 1 block on your right.


By Car to the John Hancock Parking garage:

From the West via Mass Pike:  Follow the Pike East towards Boston and take Exit 22 (Prudential Center/Copley Square).  Bear right to Copley Square, coming onto Stuart Street.  The first cross street is Dartmouth, the next is Trinity Place (no light), the next is Clarendon Street.  Take a right onto Clarendon Street and look for "Hard Rock Cafe" on your left.  The John Hancock parking garage will be on your right.

From North or South via Route 93: Follow Route 93 towards Boston and take Exit 26 (Storrow Drive/Cambridge).  Follow signs onto Storrow Drive/Back Bay.  Follow Storrow Drive signs to Back Bay and exit at Copley Square (a left exit) off Storrow Dr.  Turn right at the lights onto Beacon Street.  At the second set of lights, turn left onto Clarendon Street.  Follow Clarendon St. through (7) sets of lights and look for the Hard Rock Cafe on your left.  The Garage will be on your right.

From the Garage to the JHC:  Exit the garage onto Clarendon Street (across from Hard Rock Café). Turn left onto Clarendon; take first right onto Stuart.  Take first left onto Berkeley Street, entrance is on your left.



Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 

Directions to MIT

Location of Kresge Auditorium on MIT Campus (Building W-16).