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Address: Borivali Near Essel World | Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village, Mumbai (Bombay) 400091, India
Phone Number: 912233747501
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The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Hall near Gorai, North-west of...

The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Hall near Gorai, North-west of Mumbai, India. The Pagoda was inaugurated by Pratibha Patil, then President of India on 8 February 2009.[1] It is built on donated land on a peninsula between Gorai creek and the Arabian Sea. The pagoda is to serve as a monument of peace and harmony. The Global Vipassana Pagoda has been built out of gratitude to the Buddha, his teaching and the community of monks practicing his teaching. Its traditional Burmese design is an expression of gratitude towards the country of Myanmar for preserving the practice of Vipassana. The shape of the pagoda is a copy of the Shwedagon Pagoda (Golden Pagoda) in Yangon, Myanmar. It was built combining ancient Indian and modern technology to enable it to last for a thousand years. The center of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars. The height of the dome is approximately 29 metres, while the height of the building is 96.12 meters, which is twice the size of the previously largest hollow stone monument in the world, the Gol Gumbaz Dome in Bijapur, India. External diameter of the largest section of the dome is 97.46m and the shorter sections is 94.82m. Internal diameter of the dome is 85.15m.[4] The inside of the pagoda is hollow and serves as a very large meditation hall with an area covering more than 6000 m2 (65,000 ft2). The massive inner dome seats over 8000 people enabling them to practice the non-sectarian Vipassana meditation as taught by Mr S.N. Goenka and now being practiced in over 100 countries. An inaugural one-day meditation course was held at the pagoda on 21 December 2008, with Mr S.N. Goenka in attendance as the teacher. The aim of the pagoda complex is, among others, to express gratitude to Gautama Buddha for dispensing what followers believe is a universal teaching for the eradication of suffering, to educate the public about the life and teaching of the Buddha, and to provide a place for the practice of meditation. 10-day vipassana meditation courses are held free of charge at the meditation centre that is part of the Global Vipassana Pagoda complex.

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Devine experience of meditation by performing Vipashyana for 15 minutes to get just feel whole meditation program. They have 10 day's Vipashyana course where people don't talk to... read more

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Devine experience of meditation by performing Vipashyana for 15 minutes to get just feel whole meditation program. They have 10 day's Vipashyana course where people don't talk to each other through out 10 days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well managed, very clean and peaceful place. Good place for meditation. I was there for meditation class which is totally free. I am regular visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Global Vipassana Pagode is very is very beautiful and peaceful with so much creativity, If you go there for one hrs, I am sure you will not return before three hours. This is only best place for meditation. And the Buddhism makes it more beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is nice but not for fun.As the construction is still taking place in surrounding which creates lots of dust.But The sculptures are really beautiful.Bus service is not so frequent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sooo peaceful, its unbelievable! My family is pretty into meditation and vipassana and someone told my mom that she def needs to visit, so we all went. It’s an awesome experience. A great place to just unwind with oneself!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very beautiful... Make sure to visit if you are in Mumbai. Very nice clean and peacful place. Easily you can spend some qaulity time in meditating here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name suggests, this is a place for vipasana - please do not expect this place to provide you are sort of tourism or thrill. You need to cross a small creek to reach this place either form Marvey or Gorai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far from Essel world...it's worth a visit if you are visiting either Gorai Beach or Essel world. Its huge and very well kept.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an attraction on Gorai beach for beach lovers. Its a place for meditation - the vipassana way. Its central hall is without pillars & can accomodate 10000 meditators. So peaceful & blissful place. maintained clean. great design & construction by the late Shri. Goyenka ji-our teacher.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful place and worth visit once. Good dome with out the support of pillars. Very nice construction and good exhibition to visit.

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