- 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.
Origin of vihara
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Historical Examples of vihara
They were all greatly rejoiced, and co-operated in restoring the vihara.
Four le to the north-west of the vihara there is a grove called "The Getting of Eyes."
In front of this there is a footprint of Buddha, where a vihara has been built.
Its vihara is named Ghochiravana—a place where Buddha formerly resided.
The chandi Sari is supposed to have been a vihara or Buddhist monastery.Monumental Java
J. F. Scheltema