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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How to use vihara in a sentence
This disagreement is very embarrassing when people try to conjecture the antiquity of this or that vihara or chaitya.
A path, or rather a ledge cut along the perpendicular face of a rocky mass 200 feet high, led from the chief temple to our vihara.
In a few minutes more we were on the verandah of our vihara, where we found our Hindu friends, who had arrived by another path.
In the chief hall of the vihara was a life-sized statue of Bhavani, the feminine aspect of Shiva.
Of course, in this case it would be perfectly right to think it is a Buddhist vihara.