|Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai, India, at night |
from Maharashtra Tourism website (Mumbai is capital city of Maharashtra state)
|View of the main marble stairway|
|Visitors thronging the main stairway|
|Global Pagoda dome (pix from Wikimedia)|
|View of Global Pagoda from Gorai Ferry Jetty|
|A ferry passes by the Global Vipassana Pagoda|
The Asoka Pillar in Global Vipassana Pagoda premises.
Emperor Asoka, an ardent Vipassana practitioner, was instrumental in sharing the Buddha's universal teachings of Dhamma within and outside India.
|Myanmar Gate, seen from atop main entrance steps to Global Pagoda|
The inner dome of the Global Pagoda, the vast meditation hall that can seat approximately 8,000 Vipassana students. This is the world's largest stone-enclosed space of its kind without any supporting pillars, and is being termed a modern day wonder of the world.
At the centre is the raised, revolving platform from which Principal Vipassana teacher Sayagyi U S.N. Goenka gives instructions during special one-day Vipassana courses.
Vipassana meditators inside the Inner Dome Dhamma Hall of the Global Pagoda.
(from Afternoon Dispatch and Courier, June 6, 2011. Article A Monumental Wonder)
Art Gallery of the Global Pagoda : the world's single largest collection of paintings on the life of Sammasambuddha Gotama.
Global Pagoda Art Gallery on Sammasambuddha Gotama's life
Global Pagoda Art Gallery: Sammasambuddha Gotama being offered dana of rice cakes and honey from Tapassu and Bhallika, two merchants from Ukkala, Burma.
Paintings from the Buddha Life History Gallery of Global Pagoda
(April 26, 2011. More Global Pagoda photographs from this Picasa Album )
Centre of the ceiling of the Dhamma Hall of Global Pagoda. The Dhamma Wheel marks the spot where the Sammasambuddha Gotama's bone relics are preserved *The bone relics serve as reminder that: a) the existence of the Buddha as a historical fact, and not as a mythological figure; b) the impermanence of all phenomena. o being escapes decay and death. Liberation from suffering, at the deepest level, can be gained only from the actual, ardent, correct practice of Vipassana - the universal practice that a Sammasambuddha rediscovers.
Students of S.N.College Mumbai, at the main stairway
|Global Vipassana Pagoda during construction|
Global Vipassana Pagoda: The Light House of Dhamma.... May all beings be happy, be liberated from all suffering
More Photographs of the Global Vipassana Pagoda:
2. Construction of the Global Pagoda
3. Global Vipassana Pagoda - Mumbai's Haven of Peace
4. Photos from Tripadvisor
Please Note: Global Vipassana Pagoda photographs / visuals are not subject to any copyright. This Dhamma material may be freely used for non-commercial purposes only. For clarifications, kindly contact Global Vipassana Foundation.
* How to reach Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai, India