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Apr 2, 2013

The Boundless Benefits of Dana

 
Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati
(The highest dana is the dana of Dhamma)
- Sammāsambuddha Gotama

 The Global Vipassana Pagoda was built with selfless Dhamma service and voluntary donations from people worldwide, for the benefit and happiness of many. 

"As with all other kamma, so too the kamma of dāna is good or bad according to the volition of one’s mind... The mind when giving must be free of craving, free of aversion, and free of ignorance... While giving such dāna, we do not consider our own benefit. Instead, we are delighted to see the happiness and welfare of the person receiving our dāna. When we take delight in the happiness of others, our minds become pure and tender and is freed from the limitations of narrow self-interest." -  Sayagyi U S.N. Goenka. Right Volition of Dana
                            
Most infinite gratitude to Venerable Webu Sayadaw (1896 - 1977). He strongly exhorted Sayagyi U Ba Khin to teach Vipassana.  U Ba Khin later enabled beings worldwide to benefit from this universal, non-sectarian Dhamma practice, through the visionary Dhamma service of his representative. the Principal Teacher Sayagyi U S.N.Goenka.

May all beings benefit from practicing Vipassana, be happy, be liberated from all suffering.Ongoing projects in the Global Vipassana Pagoda:

* Designs on the Pagoda, decorating the canopy, canopy pillar, and Dhamma verses on the Pagoda walls. The Parikrama path will be laid with a special marble from Burma (to ease walking barefoot even on hot days). Estimated cost of completion of these projects: US $260,000; INR 1,25,00,000* Landscaping the outer areas of the Pagoda, building parks and roads, laying water lines etc.Estimated cost: US$ 530,000, INR 2,50,00,000
*Gong Tower : $25,000, INR 12,50,000

*Cell Pagoda Dome: $80,000, INR 40,00,000
* Two auditoriums: $180,000, INR 90,00,000
* Dhamma Library: $60,000, INR 30,00,000
* Security and Information Centre: $445,000, INR 2,22,50,000\
* Maintenance: Estimated cost $900 (Per day) $324,000, INR 1,62,00,000
*Boundary Wall: $335,000, INR 1,67,50,000
* Pagoda Parikrama Flooring: $670,000, INR 3,35,00,000
* Landscaping: $670,000, INR 3,35,00,000
* Estimated Total Funds needed: $3,579,000, INR 17,89,50,000

(Daily maintenance costs of the Global Pagoda are continuous) 
Corpus Fund for the Global Vipassana Pagoda
The Global Vipassana Foundation has established a Corpus Fund for uninterrupted management of the Vipassana Pagoda, to maintain the Pagoda successfully for centuries without any outside pressure.
This Corpus Fund cannot be utilized by any individual for personal gain. The income from this Fund, deposited in an Indian Government-owned bank, will be used for maintenance and daily expenditure of this unique Dhamma monument.

Donation through Cheque/Draft favoring “Global Vipassana Foundation” payable at Mumbai can be sent to the following address:
Kamlesh Vikamsey
Khimji Kunverji & Co.
Sunshine Tower, Level 19,
Senapati Bapat Marg,
Elphinstone Road,
Mumbai 400013,
India
Tel: +91 22 2439 1111
 
Donations through Core Banking (within India)
Donations to “Global Vipassana Foundation” can now be remitted from anywhere in India through any branch of the AXIS BANK LTD. under core banking system.
Global Vipassana Foundation
AXIS BANK LTD, MALAD (WEST)
A/C NO: ‐ 911010032397802
SWIFT CODE:‐ AXISINBB062,
IFSC CODE:‐ UTIB0000062,
MICR CODE:‐ 400211011
Address:
SONIMUR APARTMENT, TIMBER ESTATE,
S.V.ROAD, MALAD (WEST)
MUMBAI‐ 400064

Donations from Outside India can be remitted through SWIFT transfer to Bank of India
SWIFT Transfer details are as follows:
Name of the Bank : J P Morgan Chase Bank
A/c. No. : 0011407376
Swift: CHASUS33
Address :
New York, US Global Vipassana Foundation

Bank Of India
Stock Exchange Branch.
A/C No008610100011250
Swift Code BKIDINBBBLD
Address:
PHIROZE JEEJEEBHOY TOWERS,
(NEW STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING) DALAL STREET,
FORT, Mumbai 400001

Copy of communication may please be enclosed to kamlesh@kkc.in.For donation made through option 3 & 4, Please informMr. Kamlesh VikamseyGlobal Vipassana FoundationKhimji Kunverji & Co.Sunshine Tower, Level 19,Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road,Mumbai - 400013, IndiaTel: +91 22 2439 1111(Or)Email to: Kamlesh@kkc.inPlease inform all relevant details such as Name, Address, Contact Number, for receipt of donation to be sent.  http://www.globalpagoda.org/donation----Online application for Vipassana coursesDhamma reasons why no fees are charged for Vipassana courses - including for boarding and lodging How to Reach Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai, India



 Across countless aeons and endless time, may every moment of purity from Vipassana practice go for the benefit, happiness and liberation of all beings.