Definition of vihara in English:


Syllabification: vi·ha·ra
Pronunciation: /viˈhärə


  • A Buddhist monastery.
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    • 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.



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