About Mahad Vipassana
Vipassana courses at Mahad are conducted as a joint initiative of Pune Vipassana Samiti and Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute. These courses are held regularly every month since November 2016. The course facilities are complete with an AC Dhamma Hall, residential quarters, dining hall and is suitable for single gender courses for 35 students. The officers & staffs as well as workers from government departments, semi government & government sponsored organizations and projects, are given preferential allotment in these courses.
Course Center is located in center of Mahad town, near confluence of three rivers, in Raigad district of coastal Maharashtra on Mumbai Goa highway. Near mahad are Gandharpale Caves which is an ancient meditation heritage site.
Mahad is easily reachable by road or state transport buses from Mumbai (about 170 kms), Thane (about 165 kms), Panvel (about 125 kms) , Pune (about 150 kms) & Ratanagiri (about 180 kms). Nearest railway stations are – Veer Railway Station (15 km) and Mangaon Railway Station (32 km). For more details check Google maps.