The Pagoda was initiated by Pratibha Patil, at that point President of India on 8 February 2009. The Global Vipassana Pagoda has been worked out of appreciation to Sayagyi U Ba Khin 1899 - 1971, Vipassana educator and the primary Accountant-General of Independent Burma, who was instrumental in Vipassana coming back to India, the nation of its beginning.
The pagoda is to fill in as a landmark of peace and congruity. The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Temple close Gorai, North-west of Mumbai, India. It is based on given arrive on a landmass between Gorai creek and the Arabian Sea.