[ vi-hahr-uh ]

  1. a meeting place of Buddhist monks.

  2. a Buddhist monastery.

  1. (initial capital letter)Also called Brahma Vihara. one of the four states of mind, namely love, compassion, sympathetic gladness, and equanimity, to be developed by every Buddhist.

Origin of vihara

First recorded in 1875–80, vihara is from the Sanskrit word vihāra

Words Nearby vihara Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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