Vipassana : An Art of Living.
The technique of Vipassana meditation as taught by Acharya S.N. Goenka is for one and all. There is no trace of sectarianism or casteism in it. 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 to develop selfless love, compassion and good-will, 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 Vipassan 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 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 interior of the pagoda is hollow has a very large meditation ground with an area of 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 travelling by car.
2. Public Transport – Use the Western Railway train and get off at Malad Station. Cross the bridge to the West side. 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.