The next day was a very busy day for us. We were supposed to cover a number of places. We left our hotel after a quick breakfast. The driver was right on time at the entrance of the hotel. The first stop for the day was Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai. After a short ride, we reached the pagoda. This is regarded as one of the seven wonders of Maharashtra. The pagoda is known for being an ideal place for meditation. In this busy world of the 21st Century, when everyone is leading a busy life, a place like this is a welcome relief. It is very important for all, especially the children to learn the techniques of meditation properly. It will help them in calming down their minds and focusing on the job at hand.
There were a lot of people visiting the pagoda. The monks were leading in the meditation in the North Pagoda. The meditations are held for 20 minutes. It is known as the Anapana Meditation. We took part in the meditation. It was a refreshing experience indeed. The children liked it as well. They promised to keep practicing it even on returning home. This was indeed the biggest positive that we brought back from the tour. The meditation was free of charge. The whole campus of the pagoda had a pin-drop silence in spite of the large number of people visiting it. The monks performed their duties in a disciplined manner. The upkeep and operations of the pagoda was managed by the monks. The fact that the campus was so well maintained spoke volumes about the hard work put in by the monks.
The visit to the Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai was a very enlightening one. We saw the relics of Lord Buddha preserved at one end of the pagoda. The Main Dome of the Pagoda was a manifestation of wonderful architecture. A lot of people visited the pagoda every week to calm themselves down. It acted as a very useful tool indeed. The next stop for the day was the Kamala Nehru Park, built in memory of the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru.