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Address: Borivali Near Essel World | Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village, Mumbai (Bombay) 400091, India
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+91 22 3374 7501
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09:00 - 18:30
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Best place to meditate

Its a place near to my home town. Good meditation theory works here. Your mind will be surely refreshed if you visit this once.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a place near to my home town. Good meditation theory works here. Your mind will be surely refreshed if you visit this once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Hall near Gorai, North-west of Mumbai, India. You can go their from gorai jetty or marve jetty by boat. Nice scenery and enjoyable journey. Ist beside essar world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent weekend getaway. The best part is the travel by the jetty from Gorai to the place. The architecture, the handicraft of the people who have worked on the structure is mesmerizing. Great place to visit. Cannot be missed at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place allows Vipassana practitioners only inside the hall and visitors can only view the same from outside. This is of gigantic proportions and will inspire you to learna and understand the art of living throuugh the technique reinvented and redicovered by Buddha and introduced as the Ashtangmarg or the Middle Path. Vipassana is the backbone of the tradition and... More 

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Marvelous place, beautiful architecture. Near to Essel world. Depicts true teaching of Gotama the Buddha. Free short sessions of meditation for all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit for everyone, one of the best attractions of Mumbai. Good for all age groups. Better to visit in the evenings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"It is the place of meditation there where many people came in scilance palace" he spacious restaurant serves delicious snacks / meals at reasonable rates..Great atmosphere suitable for relaxing mind

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully architecture. Such an osm designs of temple called pagoda. Few minutes away from Essel world, worth watching this if you are monuments lover. Only expect the beautification of the monuments as you will get nothing else rather than the designed walls, phrases etc. You can take lessons of Buddhism also here.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1) Some people were lying on the grass, They were asked to sit as lying on grass is crime. 2) Whats the point in building a huge pogoda in which you need certificates to enter. The main hall can only be seen thru glass panel. You can go inside and meditate only if you have done 10 day vipassana course.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful Burmese style Pagoda on Gorai island next to Esselworld. Huge premises. Eatery. Well maintained. Lots of greenery. A place to forget religion difference and be human. There are lots of Kabir dohas written on external wall of Pagoda which are so inspiring. You are also given an illustrative meditation 30 mins session to practice meditation. One can join... More 

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