Peace Pagoda to celebrate Vipassana across the world
Global Vipassana Peace Pagoda is a monument built to promote peace and the teachings of Buddha and is being unveiled in Mumbai on January 17th.
Vipassana, an ancient meditation technique of
Global Vipassana Peace Pagoda is a monument built to promote peace and harmony in the world. And also to make millions of visitors, who have started to flock to this Wonder, aware of the renewed availability of the scientific technique of Vipassana in the world.
Date: 17th January, 2010
Venue: Gorai Creek, Golden Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai
Time: 9am to 6pm
Focus: Completion of one year of Golden Vipassana Pagoda in India and Gratitude Day Function addressed by Pujya Shri. Satya Narayanji Goenka, Principal Teacher of Vipassana, the practical quintessence of the Buddha's teaching.
Modern life and the competitive pressures, global warming and the insecurity has added considerably to the misery caused by the inherent human weaknesses such as greed, fear, anger, desires, stress, etc.. Leading businessmen, professionals, bureaucrats and even the members of the clergy from all orders in more than hundred countries have benefitted from the practice of Vipasssana. The need of mental purification and eradication of suffering is the requirement of the hour and the future. In today’s world, Vipassana provides a universally acceptable answer to it.
Vipassana is the core teaching of the Buddha. Shri Goenka emphasizes that it is not a religion and involves no dogma, rites, rituals and no conversion. “The only conversion involved in Vipassana is from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation.”
Vipassana is a non sectarian technique that aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and suffering and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. The technique teaches one to become aware of one’s own body and discover its deep connection with one’s mind and by experiencing its character directly. Thus it emphasizes experience rather than theory. The scientific laws that operate one’s thoughts, feelings, judgments and sensation become clear. Direct experience helps one become aware of how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non delusion, self control and peace. The beneficial effect of a peaceful mind reflects in all aspects of life, physical, mental and emotional; in personal, social and business spheres.
Vipassana was protected by a slender chain of
teachers and pupils in
In construction for 11 years, the architectural
wonder is expected to stand as a beacon of Purity which will stand tall for the
next 1000 years. The total size, grandeur and architectural style of the