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vihara

(viːˈhɑːrə)
n
(Buddhism) a type of Buddhist temple which usually has living quarters for monks or nuns, a shrine with an image of the Buddha and a meditation space
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There were hundreds of pieces, friezes of figures in relief, fragments of statues and slabs crowded with figures that had encrusted the brick walls of the Buddhist stupas and viharas of the North Country and now, dug up and labelled, made the pride of the Museum.
So starting in Phnom Penh in 2004 they visited first one, then two, then another and found that many viharas, or the main sanctuary of a pagoda, were decorated with paintings that survived years of Khmer Rouge rule, war and neglect.
He said he is of the opinion that yearly, at least one hundred Tamil students, who have satisfactorily passed the fifth standard scholarship examination, to be given admission in the national schools in the South, and Viharas to support them for more facilities, till they complete their G.
The glorious past is retold by ancient palaces, urban landscape and temples within the area of Sukhothai Historical Park, where the kingdom's administrative center was built and ruins of city gates and walls and more than 26 temples are found, including the largest one, Wat Mahathat Temple, which houses viharas, spires, halls and 200 stupas.
He made these remarks at a ceremony held to grant funds to 150 Rajamaha Viharas at Temple Trees yesterday (15th Aug.
In the pages of "Boundless Heart: The Buddha's Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity", Christina Feldman (a prominent teacher in the Insight Meditation world in the US and the UK, one of the Guiding Teachers of the Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA, and who is also cofounder of Gaia House in the UK) shows how these ennobling qualities that are known in Buddhism as the brahma viharas (sublime abodes) or the Four Immeasurables, are far more than simply the "feel-good" states they are sometimes mistaken for.
Other historic sites in the region include one Jain Vihara, 12 Buddha Viharas, 22 Shiva temples and monolithic statues of Mahavira and Buddha," says Aloke Bajpai, CEO and co- founder of ixigo.
The caves contain five shrines, where the object of veneration was either the image of the Buddha or a stupa, as well as twenty-five residences or viharas for Buddhist monks and nuns.
In Rangamati there were many small and big Viharas but could not avail the opportunity visit except one Vihara in the vicinity of the Bana Vihara at a ridge.
Its focus is one Ramanna Nikaya vihara (monastery), Polgoda Vihara near Kandy, along with its network of branch viharas north of Kandy and in the east of the island.
Our text and the next to be treated are only additional clear examples of the narrative fact that in this literature monks live in viharas and nuns live in varsakas.
Over time, these Viharas developed into institutions of higher learning.