Construction Progress - Pagoda construction as on 9th March 2015
Dhamma Vipula, is one of the upcomming meditation centres . It is dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.
It gives a great pleasure to inform you that Dhamma Vipula – a new Vipassana Centre is being established at Parsik Hills at Belapur,Navi Mumbai,on a 3 acre plot. We intend to set up a center, with 120 rooms.The center will have Dhamma Halls, Meditation cells, Guruji Niwas, Dining Hall, Kitchen, Administration Building, Landscaping And Stores. It is projected to be a ground + 2 floors structure. The cost of building the center, as planned in the current phase is Rs. Three Crores.One room is estimated at Rs. 2.75 Laks.
One can support in various ways,We cherish every single rupee of Dana, which is given with best of volition,for building this meditation center.It will help construct this beautiful center at the earliest. The construction cost of the center in rupee tems is broken up into various denominations like Rs. 100/-, Rs. 500/-, Rs. 1000/-, Rs. 5000/-, Rs. 10,000/-. The above sums will enable us to complete the construction work, with all it's provisions. This includes, Light, Fan, Linen, Bed, Storage shelves, Windows, Doors, Bathroom fittings Etc.
Dhamma Vipula commenced the work in 2005 with the purchase of land from CIDCO. All government permissions from town planning, fire fighting,forest,land revenue etc has been received. Water and Power connections have been received. Stone masonry compound wall of the plot has been built (approx. 1800 feet length x 7 feet height). The construction up to the plinth level of an area of approx. 23,700 sq. feet has been completed. The first slab for 2 buildings of approx. area of 5500 sq. feet gas been completed.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living.
Vipassana is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. Then, with a sharpened awareness, one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. This truth-realization by direct experience results in mental purification.
The technique is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any organized religion or sectarianism. It can be freely practiced by anyone without conflict due to race, community or religion, and will prove equally beneficial to one and all. You can find out more about the technique by visiting What is Vipassana?.
The following Video Discourse by S. N. Goenka (about 19 minutes) provides a short explanation of the technique of Vipassana meditation:
To learn Vipassana meditation one needs to develop one's own experience during a residential ten day course.
According to the tradition of pure Vipassana, courses are run solely on a donation basis. Donations are accepted only from those who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers. Someone taking the course for the first time may give a donation for future courses on the last day of the course or any time thereafter.
Dhamma Vipula is located in Parsik Hills, Sector 91 A, Belapur node of Navi Mumbai. It is well connected by central railway line.
For more information on Location of Dhamma Vipula visit The Center Page.
Students are requested to co-operate as construction work is in progress at the center.
Please follow the steps below :
You can also register for a course via Phone. To contact the Registration office, please call at 022-27522277.