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Dhamma Pattana - Harbour of Dhamma

Salient features of the center and how to get there

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Dhamma Pattana Vipassana Centre (Harbour of Dhamma) is situated atop a lush green hill, overseeing the sea, in a quaint village called Gorai a few kilometers away from Mumbai city and yet untouched by its stress and pollution. The close proximity of the centre to the main city enables people leading extremely busy lives to reach a Vipassana center in a very short time. This peaceful haven for Vipassana meditators lies within the majestic Global Pagoda complex. The Global pagoda stores the precious relics of Buddha, emanating powerful meditative vibrations that would put a wandering mind to rest.

Dhamma Pattana Centre's meditation hall and rooms being air-conditioned, one is advised to bring appropriate woollens. The cente is a compact two-story building and one is required to climb two stairs, 3 to 4 times a day. However there is an elevator available for use of the elderly and needy. Accomodation is usually individual, however in certain unavoidable circumstances one may have to share a room with another participant. 

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Getting to Dhamma Pattana

Dhamma Pattana Vipassana Centre
Inside Global Vipassana Pagoda Campus
Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village,
Borivali (West), Mumbai 400091

The Dhamma Pattana center is situated inside the Global Vipassana Pagoda Complex. To reach it you have to come to Borivali and take a ferry boat from the Gorai jetty.

From Borivli (west) to Global Vipassana Pagoda
On Borivli Station come out on the west exit gate of the Station, take Bus Number 294 to Gorai Bus Depot or an Auto Rickshaw (smaller version of a taxi). After getting down at the Gorai creek take a ferry from Gorai Jetty (adjacent to the bus stand) which will take you to Esselworld. Then from Esselworld to Pagoda the walking distance is 5 to 10 minutes.    

From Airport To Global Vipassana Pagoda
One can drive directly to the Global Vipassana Pagoda Site from the Airport ( tell the taxi driver to take you to Essel world ) the approximate driving time should be (2 1/2 hour). A ferry Service is available at the Gorai jetty to Essel World. Then from Esselworld to Pagoda the walking distance is 5 to 10 minutes.    


Drive to the Global Vipassana Pagoda
You can also drive directly to the Global Vipassana Pagoda - if driving from Airport, then take the Western Express Highway upto Dahisar. On the Mira Bhayander road, take a left at the large Shivaji statue at Dahisar. You should see a signboard for Esselworld. Keep proceeding on the same road and take a left when you see the signboards for Esselworld. Drive all the way to the gate of Esselworld  and inform the security that you want to go to the Global Vipassana Pagoda.

Care Hire Services in Mumbai

Dial-a-Taxi service is provided by the following taxi operators in Mumbai for services in Mumbai region only.
You can hire them from the Airport terminal's arrival lounge.

Meru Taxi        - Tel +91-22-44224422
Tab Cab          - Tel +91-22-63636363
Easy Cab        - Tel +91-22-43434343

There are many hotels available in Mumbai. A small list is provided below where Vipassana students are staying regularly. Please note that DPVC is not responsible for any services provided by these hotels or the Taxi companies.

Near Mumbai International and Domestic airport (Free airport transfer is available)
Hotel Columbus,
Vile Parle East, Tel +91-22-26182029

Hotel Suresha,Chakala,
Andheri East, Near Airport
Tel +91-22-28232323, +91-22-28261212,

On the Western Express highway and closer to Dhamma Pattana ( next to Goregaon Station East)
Hotel Karan Palace Plot No.8, Sonawala Road , Goregaon (E), Mumbai - 400 063.
Tel +91-22-26861615

Hotel Sai Leela
Plot No.9, Sonawala Road , Goregaon (E), Mumbai - 400 063.
Tel +91-22-26865350

Near Mumbai main business district
Hotel Lawrence +91-22-22843618
Hotel Residency +91-22-66670555  residencyhotel@vsnl.com