The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Hall situated in Gorai which is on the North-west side of Mumbai. It was inaugurated by the then President of India Pratibha Patil in 2009.
Vipassana is an Art of Living – The technique of Vipassana meditation, as taught by Acharya S.N. Goenka is practiced here.
People from all religious faiths and castes can learn Vipassana and benefit from it. There is no conversion into any organized religion.
Vipassana eradicates mental defilements such as anger, hatred, ill will, fear, ego, and greed which make us miserable. It helps us develop selfless love, compassion, and goodwill, and enables us to live a happy and harmonious life.
There are many Vipassana centers in India and around the world. There are no fees for Vipassana courses, not even for lodge and board. At the end of the course, if one develops the violation to help others, one may donate towards the expenses of future courses.
Those who have taken the ten-day course in this tradition may meditate in the Grand Meditation hall under the relics of the Buddha at the Global Vipassana Pagoda.
The center of Global Vipassana Pagoda has the world’s largest dome made of stone and built without any supporting pillars.
Its height is approximately 29 meters, and the height of the structure is 96.12 meters. The pagoda’s interior is hollow with a huge meditation ground with more than 65,000 ft.
The huge inner dome can accommodate seats for over 8000 people. Here Add to dictionary meditation is taught ten days Vipassana meditation conducted free of charge.
Days and Timings
Monday to Sunday, 9 am – 7 pm. ( Entry timing will be till 6.30 pm only )
How to Reach
1. Follow the Google Map Navigator if traveling by car.
2. Public Transport – Use the Western Railway train and get off at Malad Station. Cross the bridge to the Westside. From here you can take an auto-rickshaw to Marve Beach (Around Rs. 120) or take BEST public transport Bus number 272, the last stop is Marve Beach. From here you will get a Ferry Boat (30 min frequency) and the ticket cost is Rs.50. The Ferry will take you directly to Global Pagoda in around 20min.