My boss Jorge, got us passes to visit the Matrimandir and do silent meditation for 30 minutes. Unfortunately, no photos are allowed to be taken, but thanks to the internet I have found a couple of good pictures. I had to take off my shoes before entering, once inside I was given clean socks to wear in order to maintain the pristine environment. I made my way up a winding ramp and entered the inner chamber, the place of silent meditation. The architecture inside the structure both inside and out of the inner chamber was magnificent. The room was completely white, but was mostly dark, with 12 decorative columns incorporated into its design. The center of the room contains the largest optically-perfect glass globe in the world. The globe has a natural light beaming down from the ceiling into the glass. You could actually see the beam of light in the room. I entered the room and sat in silence on cushions near the back wall. After a 30 minute meditation session, I walked around outside and went under the Matrimandir where the sunlight exited at the bottom of the sphere, into another glass globe at the center of Lotus Pond. The pond is intended to look like a lotus flower. Water beautifully flows down the petals to a center pool beneath the glass globe. This experience definitely felt a little cult-like, it is not a cult, nor any form of religion. The Matrimandir has no images, no organized meditations, no flowers, no incense, no religion or religious forms, which makes it very hard for me to grasp, let alone describe. With that said, I can only describe it as a memorable and interesting visit that I will never forget and I hope to go back soon.