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.
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.
Rangamati is an open Buddhist village on a ridge where a many Chakma and saffron-robed monks manage the tiny and large Buddhist Viharas
. There is a town below the hills with the same name.
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.
(2) Buddhist monks, however, in both texts and inscriptions called such places viharas
or aramas, and these Sanskrit terms, or their Prakrit equivalents, would have had very different associations.
The resulting photos of the four principal caves, monasteries known as viharas
, are presented as large color plates with captions.
In Lumbini there are a number of beautiful Viharas
constructed by foreign Buddhist Countries.
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.C.E Advance Level and enter universities for higher education.