The Global Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai honours Gotama the Buddha and explains his Teaching. It also expresses gratitude to Myanmar for preserving. Global Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai, Maharashtra located near Gorai village is a famous meditation centre inaugurated in honor of Gautam Buddha teachings. Introduction. The Global Vipassana Pagoda was inaugurated on February 8, , by the President of India, Pratibha Patil in the presence of dignitaries from all.

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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 vipassnaa Burmese design is an expression of gratitude towards the country of Myanmar for preserving the practice of Vipassana.

It was built combining ancient Indian and modern gobal 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.


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vipassaana The height of the dome is approximately 29 metres, while the height of the building is External diameter of the largest section of the dome is Internal diameter of the dome is The massive inner dome seats over people enabling them to practice the non-sectarian Vipassana meditation as taught by Mr S. Goenka and now being practiced in over countries.

An inaugural one-day meditation course was held at the pagoda on 21 Decemberwith Mr S. Goenka in attendance as the teacher. The aim of the pagoda complex is, among others, to pagodz 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.

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