Goenka Pagodas

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Goenka Pagodas

Postby Chi » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:36 am

Hello Friends,

Does anybody have a list of Goenka centers that have pagodas?
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Re: Goenka Pagodas

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:00 am

There a few of them. Which country in particular are you interested in?
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Re: Goenka Pagodas

Postby bluppy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:33 am

Not a center, but Global Pagoda in Mumbai, India

From the pictures, centers that have pagoda :
1. Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, India
2. Dhamma Padhāna, UK

3. Dhamma Nidhi, Bago, Myanmar
4. Dhamma Maṇḍala, Mandalay, Myanmar
5. Dhamma Makuṭa, Mogok, Myanmar
6. Dhamma Joti, Yangon, Myanmar
7. Dhamma Shringa, Kathmandu, Nepal
8. Dhamma Jananī, Lumbini, Nepal
9. Dhamma Ābhā , Phitsanulok, Thailand
10. Dhamma Kamala, Prachinburi, Thailand

11. Dhamma Pattana, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
12. Dhamma Tapovana, Igatpuri, Maharashtra, India
13. Dhamma Paṭṭhāna, Kammaspur Village, Haryana, India
14. Dhamma Sota, Delhi, Haryana, India
15. Dhamma Thalī, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
16. Dhamma Kalyana, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
17. Dhamma Salila, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
18. Dhamma Pīṭha, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
19. Dhamma Sindhu, Kutch, Gujarat, India
20. Dhamma Koṭa, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
21. Dhamma Sarovara, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
22. Dhamma Ālaya (Dhammālaya), Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
23. Dhamma Vipula, New Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
24. Dhamma Ānanda (Dhammānanda), Pune Riverside, Maharashtra, India
25. Dhamma Bodhi, BodhGaya, Bihar, India
26. Dhamma Khetta, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
27. Dhamma Koṇdañña, Medak, Andhra Pradesh, India
28. Dhamma Nāgājjuna, Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh, India
29. Dhamma Setu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Re: Goenka Pagodas

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:35 am

That list is incomplete
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Re: Goenka Pagodas

Postby bluppy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:39 am

Ben wrote:That list is incomplete

yes, there might be more :smile:
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Re: Goenka Pagodas

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:46 am

bluppy wrote:
Ben wrote:That list is incomplete

yes, there might be more :smile:


No might be about it - there are more.
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Re: Goenka Pagodas

Postby Chi » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:56 pm

Thank you both very much, Ben and bluppy. That list is a good start.

I know in US, there is CVC, Dhamma Dhara, Dhamma Siri. I'm most interested in Thailand right now.

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Re: Goenka Pagodas

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:09 pm

Keep in mind that within this tradition a pagoda doesn't necessarily look like a Shwedagon-style pagoda. This is particularly true in western countries where local planning laws may prohibit the erection of a structure that is aesthetically out of keeping with it's built or natural environment. A pagoda in this tradition can refer to any building that contains concentric rings of individual meditation cells. This is true for the Dhamma Dharā meditation centre at Shelbourne Falls in Massachusetts, the pagoda there is currently under construction.
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Re: Goenka Pagodas

Postby Chi » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:58 pm

Right. Any building with private cells works for me!
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