vihara

[ vi-hahr-uh ]
/ vɪˈhɑr ə /

noun

a meeting place of Buddhist monks.
a Buddhist monastery.
(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.

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Origin of vihara

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