Global Vipassana Pagoda

Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai: Hours, Address, Global Vipassana Pagoda Reviews: 4.5/5

Global Vipassana Pagoda
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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Santosh-N-Thorat
Ambarnath, India611 contributions
Dec 2021
Visited this simple and quite place with my family in the month of December 2021.
We started very early morning from Ambernath. After reaching Borivali station took a bus to reach the Gorai creek.
From Gorai creek you can take ferry and reach opposite side. From there either you can start walking for 25 mins or hire an auto-rickshaw.
It seems most of the people come here to spend there leisure time. Only few people visit this place to stay and complete 15 day meditation course.
Separate room is available for experiencing meditation with audio tape.
Two Vegetarian canteens are available to have snacks and meals. Washrooms are neat and clean.
You can continuously hear the sound of recorded verse. Some people found this sound annoying.
I recommend to visit this place once.
Written January 15, 2022
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jojo
Navi Mumbai, India1,644 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Re opened after pandemic.Symbolic of Universal Message of Peace , standing tall this large meditation center with biggest stone monument, having largest pillar less dome keeping sacred bone relics of Lord Buddha..Popular among international tourist for nirvana. Properly maintained. Positive environment having meditation, gallery, painting, garden, stalls etc enchanting peace . Refreshment facilities were available.
Written November 20, 2021
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Mayuresh B
Mumbai, India28 contributions
Feb 2021
Great place to visit in mumbai. Must visit for peaceful experience. budget friendly and had great experience.
Written April 10, 2021
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Rani75
Mumbai, India128 contributions
Nov 2020
Simple and quite place. should be visited atleast once.
Place near sea..
shanti is the word you feel during the visit
Written March 8, 2021
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Youngest_traveler_
Mumbai, India241 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Gopal Vipassana Pagoda is a good place to visit only for ambience lovers and time wasters . The management is very poor . To enter the main pagoda you need to take a certificate . Sitting on the grass there is a crime ! You should visit this place if you have a lot of time .

With regards ,
Youngest_traveller_
Written September 15, 2020
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mumbaindicator.com
Mumbai, India3 contributions
Jan 2020
There’s an art gallery dedicated to the life of the Lord Buddha and his teaching. 20 mins meditation classes are held daily; an on-site meditation centre also offers 10-day courses. You will be amazed to see the pagoda structure from inside. A must visit.
Written September 2, 2020
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Nikesh
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Feb 2020
It is the wonderful place that teach us the meaning of life and many more .i think dhamma teaching is the base of the pagoda .
Written July 5, 2020
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Priyanka |Food & LIFESTYLE|
Mumbai, India235 contributions
Aug 2019
This place is infrastructurally so EYE PLEASING and beautifully structured..
The speciality of this monument is this is standing tall without any pillars holding on.
There is seperate room for experiencing meditation with audio guide, also there are many photogenic environmental scenic beauty.

People visit here for 15 day meditation course and stay there and meditate in the pagoda, it is equipped with AC and complete calm and serenity.
There are Food Stalls where you get limited snacks also you get ICE CREAMS.
It's a combination of great architectural with peace of mind.
Written June 15, 2020
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Vivek
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Mar 2020
If you have not visited this architectural marvel, you have not visited India. Welcome to the world's largest stone dome where the relics of the Buddha enshrined, suffuse the atmosphere with peaceful vibrations. Learn to meditate in 10 minutes sessions watch a video in the amphitheatre, painting gallery based on the life and teachings of the Buddha, park for children, food court, the bodhi tree will all make your day truly Amazing.
Written April 12, 2020
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Dreams4u1
Vadodara, India45 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The place was lovely and quite spiritual. Entry and experience is free which is always nice. This Buddhist temple is very beautiful. The vibrant colours make it so attractive. They have different programs for meditation and rehabilitation.
Written April 12, 2020
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