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Global Vipassana Pagoda

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Address: Gorai, Borivali (W), Near Essel World, Mumbai (Bombay) 400091, India
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Sacred peaceful grounds

Ive been here a few times in the last 5 years. Each visit is more peaceful than the one before. The land around the pagoda resonates with me for some reason. The sight of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Ive been here a few times in the last 5 years. Each visit is more peaceful than the one before. The land around the pagoda resonates with me for some reason. The sight of meditators in the morning and the chanting of the Vipassana acharya is soothing. I recommend one not only visit this place but also try the 10... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Global Vipassana Pagoda is one of the most peaceful places i have ever been to, the staff is courteous and well mannered ...its a replica of Shwedagon pagoda. Global Vipassana Pagoda complex will consist of the following structures: Pagoda dome containing relics of Buddha Vipassana meditation centre Dhamma Pattana Museum depicting life of the Buddha Two smaller pagodas on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Pagoda is a place with serenity and the travel to the Pagoda is great.It is adadjacent to water kingdom.The boat ride is fun, with water all around and enjoying the waves hitting the boat. The greenery around the Pagoda is a nice view and worth clicking.The statues are huge.Its a very big area to have a walk,which requires 4-5... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I specially liked the journey from the city till Pagoda. Its adjacent to Water Kingdom and a hugely built tomb which has no supporting pillar which itself is a stupendous piece of art. greenery on the outskirts is pleasing and you can hear the screams coming from essel world and water kingdom when you pass long the road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We have been living pretty close to this place but were always deciding on when to visit it. Eventually in the month of July 14, we went to visit it. I drove to it through the uttan road. The road is two-way with no dedicated lanes. Global vipassana is just next to essel world. There's open Parking in the front.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Dream of Shri Goenka Ji...close to the heart for those who believe in Vipassana! Huge, pillarless prayer hall is an architectural marvel. Vipassana gallery and gardens around worth spending time. Waiting for the project to complete. Suggestion to put directions on the way. Also the toilet facility needs to be improved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A beautiful and very unique Buddhist Pagoda that has one of the biggest support free semi spherical domed hall, big enogh to accommodate apx 8000 meditators. The center of this dome has an imbedded relic of the great Buddha and this structure is a great tribute to the Buddha whose teachings have followers all over the world. The large golden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

the accesibility to the pagoda is via a ferry from madh or marve beach.......... the place is very interesting and it gives you a cutoff from the hustle and bustle of mumbai........ great to see buddhist monks also and the discipline in mediation is just fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had undergone a vipassana course 5 years back in Igatpuri and followed that with a visit to Pagoda about an year back . The eexperience is unique and I wish to visit the place again for the calming effect it gives when you spend some time here. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It via very peaceful place.. away from crowd and rush... Colorful place... nice environment... and beautiful Idols... easy transport... Fun time if u r in a group...

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