Friday 27 February 2009

A visit to the Global Pagoda


Global Pagoda... when I heard it for the first time I thought it was PAKODA, well who wouldn't. I am so used to eating pakoda at home and the J that it did cloud my hearing. Well jokes apart. So what exactly is it ...?

It is a stupa, a really really huge stupa built as a symbol of peace and harmony. Though its origins lie in Buddhism the present day pagoda is not a religious symbol. It is a place where they conduct a week long meditation course called vipassana. The details of the pagoda and the course can be obtained from the site http://globalpagoda.org/