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Better than a thousand useless words
is one useful word,
hearing which one attains peace.

— Words of Buddha

Dhammapada 100

Vayadhammā­ sañkhārā, Appamādena sampādetha.

''All conditioned things are transitory. That which is created will be destroyed.
(Practicing Vipassana meditation) Experience this truth yourself (within yourself) by being mindful.''

18th January 1929 - 05th January 2016

Demise of Param Pujya Mataji, Vipassana Acharya Mrs. Illaichidevi Goenka

Wife of Padma Bhushan Global Vipassana Acharya Shri Satyanarayan Goenkaji, Mrs Illaichideviji has passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Tuesday, 5th January, 2016 at 11.15 A.M.

The funeral procession will start by paying Last Respect: 10am to 11am and leave from Mayfair Meridian ( Next to Filmalaya Studio, near Amboli Church), Ceasar Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai, India, at 11.00 A.M. on Wednesday, 6th January 2016 and proceed to Oshiwara Electric Crematorium, Relief Road, Oshiwara, Opposite Ghaswala Compound, Jogeshwari (W), Mumbai, India.

Metta Meet

Group Mediation from 4 to 5pm and Metta Meet from 5 to 7pm for all, will be held on Friday 8th January 2016 at Jalaram Hall, N. S. Road No. 6, Juhu Scheme, JVPD, Opp. Joggers Park, behind Jamnabai School, Next to Kanbai Lalbai Girls High School, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai - 400 056.

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With Respectful Vandan,
Global Vipassana Foundation & Vipassana Research Institute

वयधम्मा सङ्खारा, अप्पमादेन सम्पादेथ।
--- महापरिनिब्बानसुत्तं-185

--- सारे संस्कार व्ययधर्मा हैं। जो कुछ संस्कृत यानी निर्मित होता है वह नष्ट होता ही है। (विपश्यना साधना द्वारा) प्रमाद रहित रह कर (अपने भीतर) इस सच्चाई को स्वानुभूति पर उतारो।
--- सर्व संस्कार व्ययधर्मा आहे. जे काही संस्कृत म्हणजे निर्मित होत आहे, ते नष्ट होतेच. (विपश्यना साधना द्वारा) प्रमाद रहीत राहून, हे सत्य स्वतः अनुभवा.

विपश्यना आचार्या परम पूज्य माताजी श्रीमती इलायचीदेवी गोयन्का यांचे निधन

पद्मभूषण विश्व विपश्यना आचार्य श्री सत्यनारायण गोयन्काजी यांच्या धर्मपत्नी विपश्यना आचार्या श्रीमती इलायचीदेवी यांचे वयाच्या 86 वर्षी दिनांक 5 जानेवारी, 2016, मंगलवार रोजी सकाऴी 11.15 बजे बहुत शांतिपूर्वक हुई।
आज विपश्यना 94 से अधिक देशों में, 170 से अधिक विपश्यना केंद्रों और विश्वभर की 59 भाषाओं में निःशुल्क (फ्री) सिखायी जाती है। इंगलैंड, जापान, बोत्सवाना, ब्राजील, मैक्सिको से अमेरिका, इजरायल तक के सभी देशों के अधिकाधिक लोग विपश्यना से लाभान्वित हो रहे हैं और आगे कई सदियों तक होते रहेंगे।
आओ, जगत के लोगो विपश्यना से अपने जीवन में सुख-शांति लाएं और विश्व में फैलाएं। अधिक से अधिक लोगों को सुखी बनाएं।
अंतिम यात्रा दिनांक 6 जनवरी, दिन बुधवार की सुबह 11 बजे मेफेयर मेरीडियन, फिल्मालय स्टूडियो के पास, अंबोली से विद्युत दाहिनी, ओशिवरा ब्रिज के पास, रिलीफ रोड (घासवाला कंपाउंड के सामने) जोगेश्वरी (प.), मुंबई तक जायगी।
ग्लोबल विपश्यना फाउंडेशन और विपश्यना विशोधन विन्यास की ओर से।

मैत्री सभा (प्रार्थना सभा)

दिन- शुक्रवार 8 जनवरी, 2016,
समय- सामूहिक साधना- सायं 4 से 5 बजे तक तथा मैत्री सभा- 5 से 7 बजे तक
स्थान- जलाराम हॉल, नार्थ-साउथ रोड नं. 6, जुहू स्कीम, जे.वी.पी.डी. जॉगर्स पार्क के सामने, जमनाबाई हाई स्कूल के पीछे, विले पारले, मुंबई-400056 में निश्चित की गयी है।

Vayadhammā­ sañkhārā, Appamādena sampādetha.

''All conditioned things are transitory. That which is created will be destroyed. (Practicing Vipassana meditation) Experience this truth yourself (within yourself) by being mindful.''

30th January 1924 - 29th September 2013

Demise of Padma Bhushan Global Vipassana Acharya Shri Satya Narayan Goenka

Param Pujya Shri Satya Narayan Goenka, Global Acharya of Vipassana Meditation, has passed away peacefully at the ripe age of 90 at his residence on Sunday, 29th September, 2013 at 10:40 PM.

Pagoda Tour

No Entry Fee

Please note there is no entry fee or charge to see the Global Vipassana Pagoda. There is no charge for the tour guides at Global Vipassana Pagoda.

Days and Timings

Monday to Sunday, 9 am - 7 pm. ( Entry timing will be till 6.30 pm only )

Reaching The Global Vipassana Pagoda

  1. Coming from Mumbai City / Domestic Airport / International Airport / Railway Stations in Mumbai
  2. Travelling by Road from Thane / Nashik / Igatpuri / Pune / Navi Mumbai
  3. Reaching By Public Transport from Mumbai City
  4. Hotels nearby

Identity Proof

Identity Proof is mandatory for foreign visitors. (Passport/ driving licence/ certificate from respective embassy)

Concept & Planning

Planning for the construction of the Global Vipassana Pagoda began in 1997, while actual building work started in 2000. The pagoda consists of three sub-domes. The first and largest dome was completed when bone relics of Gautama Buddha were enshrined in the central locking stone of the dome on October 29, 2006, making it the world's largest hollow stone masonry structure containing relics of the Buddha. The relics were originally found in Bhattiprolu, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, South India.
The center of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars.
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7 Wonders of Maharashtra

The Global Vipassana Pagoda is declared as one of the "Seven Wonders of Maharashtra" by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in partnership with ABP Majha, a Marathi news channel; after they reviewed 350 destinations.The results of this selection were declared on 6th June 2013. You must visit Global Vipassana Pagoda to witness the developments and its unique nature for getting selected as one of the seven wonders of the state.

Burma Yatra at 90

Respected Shri SN Goenkaji's Burma visit.

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10 Minutes Anapana Meditation for Visitors

A rare opportunity to learn Anapana Meditation in 10 minutes – near the
Buddha’s relics at Global Vipassana Pagoda's North Pagoda (Opposite Visitor's Gallery)

Timings 10.00 am to 6.00 pm continuously.

No fees is charged to attend these courses. anyone who is fit and
above 10 years of age can participate.

All participants must sit continuously and follow the audio
instructions for 10 minutes without leaving the meditation hall.

They should observe complete silence and should switch off their
mobiles during the course.

Dos & Donts

  • Visitors will not be allowed to carry or consume any intoxicants or alcoholic drinks within the pagoda premises. (This will also include cigarettes, bidees, pan, mawa, pan-masala or chewing tobacco)
  • Visitors who wish to attend the Mini-Anapana course will have to be seated inside the Pagoda for complete duration of the course, i.e. 20 minutes.
  • Male and Female visitors attending the Mini-Anapana course will be seated inside the pagoda, in separate areas specially designated for them.
  • Visitors who wish to attend Mini-Anapana course will have to maintain complete silence while they are inside the pagoda main dome.
  • The Mini-Anapana course will be conducted through recorded instructions in Shri S N Goenka Ji’s voice. Visitors are instructed to follow every instruction carefully.
  • During the Mini-Anapana course, visitors will have to concentrate on their natural breath. Do not chant any word or mantra during the meditation. Similarly do not imagine any form or figure during the meditation.
  • Mobiles should be switched off during the session.
  • Visitors are prohibited from taking any photographs or video shooting while they are inside the Pagoda Main Dome or the Visitors' gallery. If they so wish they can take pictures outside the Pagoda Main Dome or any other place in the pagoda premises.
  • Every Visitor should take care that his or her personal conduct within the pagoda premises should not disturb or cause any inconvenience to other visitors or meditators.

Padma Bhushan Award

Respected Shri SN Goenkaji has been conferred the Padma Bhushan Award by the President of India.

The Padma Bhushan has been awarded for distinguished service of high order in social work. The award was announced on the occasion of Republic Day 2012

It will be conferred by the President of India at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan sometime around March/April 2012.

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