Vipassana in Madrid

His voice gave me goosebumps. Goosebumps that quickly turned into shivers. I felt momentarily dizzy a few times too. Perhaps these are my reactions from meditating after 3-years. Reactions that I suppose are way to raw to be called sensations.

Found a Vipassana group here – they meditate together in an herbolaria every Sunday morning for two hours. I couldn’t handle two hours, but enjoyed the first hour. Felt a few random sensations, but most of the time I was trying to calm my agitated mind. Managed not to look at my watch more than twice – which is quite an achievement.

It was interesting to see the sort of people who turned up. All much older. All Spanish. All swept away by what they are experiencing with this meditation. All happy. Some searching for themselves, but generally happy. Vipassana does that. Gives you a refuge which promises to protect you, come what may. Seems like the programme is a rage in Spain – with spots in Barcelona totally booked out.

As I walked home, felt very light-headed. Also felt home. Big smile on my face. Must continue going. Must continue practising.


  1. Hi

    could you tell me where this meditation course takes place on sundays in Madrid?


  2. On Sundays in Madrid, there isn’t a course, but the people who have done the course get together to meditate.
    It’s at Calle Dr Flemming numero 12, near the stadium Santiago Bernabeau.

    If you haven’t done the course, and are interested check out the page for more details on when/where you can do the course in Madrid/Spain.

  3. Hi,

    Is this still taking place? I checked the website but there doesn’t appear to be any activity in Madrid (maybe it is unofficial?)

    Thanks in advance,


  4. Jmbr: I’m not sure anymore. I went for it a few weeks ago and no one was there so I’m thinking they’ve changed the venue. I’d be surprised if it’s stopped. Your best bet would be to call whatever number you find and inquire. I want to restart going too…so if I find out more, I will let you know.

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