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Global Vipassana Pagoda

Near Essel World | Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village, Mumbai (Bombay) 400091, India
+91 22 3374 7501
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Vipasana Centre

Beautiful place visited many times, Very crowded on weekend and holidays, Very peaceful and happy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
taj2mahal
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Peace in madining city

An unexpected visit with friends to the place a very beautiful temple were you can spend some time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
vijay s
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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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Near Essel World | Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village, Mumbai (Bombay) 400091, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place visited many times, Very crowded on weekend and holidays, Very peaceful and happy place. Good for those who love peace and calm

Thank taj2mahal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An unexpected visit with friends to the place a very beautiful temple were you can spend some time in peace without being bothered by any one

Thank vijay s
Reviewed 6 days ago

Serene..!!! Global vipassana pagoda located close to Essar world and Water kingdom is a buddhist temple well known for meditation. The temple is magnificently built with huge halls to carry out meditation. To reach the pagoda either you can use private transport or take a...More

Thank Dineshu86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps one of the largest Pagodas in the World....It's just Huge. Serene, Calm, composed, quite and relaxing...Wonderful for meditation, Just breathes spirituality

Thank Jayaram R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having done my Vipassana course at this Pagoda I can safely say that its a great place to visit and experience peace ! Its one of the tallest Pagodas in the World and a real technological marvel --it's so large that they say 10000 people...More

Thank goplaces2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Global upasana pagoda is the nice place to meditate and to feel silence within inside. place is beautifull too

Thank Im O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place seems out of India! Yes ,the grand entrance seems like you are in Thailand or elsewhere. however, the truth is Pagoda is a worship centre for buddhists and welcomes people from all religions and castes. You get a view of Western Mumbai Mangrooves...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there ... Best place... Need to walk A bit but then after you will enjoy once u reach the destination. Would recommend weekdays visit.. between 12pm to 4pm

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One would feel the peace within when you enter the place. There are a lot of people who visit however there is a 10 free session where one can practice vispasana. The teaching written on the walls is also something to look out for.

Thank GayatriKale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is like the most peaceful place you'll see around there. Golden colored buildings with marble interior. They don't allow you inside unless you're a student there or staying there

Thank Aditi C
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Yuga G
8 June 2017|
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Response from LokeshGoenka | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi below details would provide you ways to reach Pagoda By Public Transport from Mumbai City Reach Borivali Station on the Western Railway Mumbai Suburban line. This station is a major terminal on Western Railway’s Mumbai... More
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Yuga G
8 June 2017|
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Response from LokeshGoenka | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi below details would provide you ways to reach Pagoda By Public Transport from Mumbai City Reach Borivali Station on the Western Railway Mumbai Suburban line. This station is a major terminal on Western Railway’s Mumbai... More
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Response from amitac14 | Reviewed this property |
yes ...ample of space.
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