Saturday, September 18, 2010

Vipassana: Guru Poornima at Global Pagoda

Hi Good day ppl!
This post is very late in coming. But better late then never. This is when we went for a 1day Vipassana session on Guru Poornima. The Global Pagoda had organised a 1day session on this occasion. It made it even more special since Guruji Goenka was going to grace the occasion, even though his health is not been well.

So me, papa, mummy & papa's friend, all 4 of us started at 7am. Reaching Gorai took us 1.5hours.

The first glimpse of the pagoda gladens the heart always :)

The salt dunes. The Salt is covered & stored in this way.


Rice fields.

A government of India center for Spirituality.

Esselworld entrance.


The gong. This one's sound will reach far & wide.

The main dome. Meditation hall. The pics dont do justice to its height.

It is spacious with big doors, state of the art sound equipment. Well provisioned to get you at peace & thoughtless within minutes.

Guruji arrives with his wife. Both of them move around in wheel chairs due to age.


They were seated on a rotating dias so that they could see everyone & vice versa. This event was attended by more than 3000 people coming in from around Maharashtra & maybe even further.

Guruji's voice is still firm & its tenure quickly soothes you even at this age. All that he explains in never rehearsed, all on the spot & fit for the occasion. He took the metta session (give blessings & thanks to everyone, once you are done with a meditation session). This time he explained the meaning of dhamma or religion, how one gets introduced to pure dhamma when his proper time comes, .... Both of their faces glow with the pure aura they emit.

The chakra which has begun to spread the Vipassana technique again in India through these centers & Guruji's dedication & efforts.

Its construction is still under way. Heard the tinkling of the bells after a long time. Music to the ears.




Resorts around Gorai beach & village.

Attained peace of mind hope it lasts atleast for 1week ;) on the way back home.



Mom watching the Powai lake

The Powai lake.
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Hope you atleast visit the Global Pagoda,Gorai if you cannot attend a 10day Vipassana session. You wont be allowed to attend 1day session unless you have done 1 10day course.

Bhavatu Sabba Mangalam

Bye. tc

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