Definition of vihara in English:

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vihara

Pronunciation: /vɪˈhɑːrə/

noun

A Buddhist temple or monastery.
Example sentences
  • Scholarship came from the Buddhist monks and their viharas, stupas and monasteries.
  • Despite the shortage of qualified dhammaduta monks, scattered across the West there are a few Theravada viharas and Buddhist centres whose incumbents, in their own quiet and non-assertive way, are working to spread the Dhamma.
  • This ritual is also often carried out in the vihara or Buddhist temple.

Origin

Sanskrit.

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