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Brahma Vihara Arama

Biggest Buddhis Temple in Bali

Not only visiting many Hindu temples, but in Bali also has a Vihara which turns out to be quite large. Brahma Vihara-arama is one of the places of worship for Buddhists in Bali, precisely in the hills of Banjar.

Opened around 1970 and has an area of 4 hectares consisting of hillsides with many meditation rooms and beautiful gardens. Brahma Vihara Arama also has a mini replica of the largest Buddhist archaeological site in the world, namely Borobudur. In addition, there is also a large temple bell which is a donation from the Land of the White Elephant Thailand.

Getting to Brahma Vihara Arama from Kuta, Seminyak, and Ubud:

Brahma Vihara Arama, also known as the Buddhist Monastery, is a serene and culturally rich destination located in the northern part of Bali. To reach it from popular spots like Kuta, Seminyak, or Ubud, you can follow these directions:

  1. From Kuta and Seminyak:
    • By Private Car or Taxi: The most convenient option is to hire a private car or taxi. The journey from Kuta or Seminyak to Brahma Vihara Arama takes around 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. The route will take you through picturesque landscapes and rural areas.
    • By Motorbike: If you're comfortable riding a motorbike, you can rent one and enjoy a scenic ride to the monastery. The journey offers a sense of adventure, but be sure to follow road safety guidelines.
  2. From Ubud:
    • By Private Car or Taxi: From Ubud, you can hire a private car or taxi to reach Brahma Vihara Arama. The distance is around 65-70 kilometers, and the journey takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic conditions.
    • By Guided Tours: Many guided tours in Ubud offer day trips to various attractions, including Brahma Vihara Arama. This can be a convenient option if you prefer organized transportation and additional insights from a local guide.

Directions to Brahma Vihara Arama: The monastery is situated in the Banjar Tegeha village, which is part of the Banjar district in the northern region of Bali. To help you navigate, here's a general route description from Ubud:

  1. Head north from Ubud towards the main road, Jalan Raya Ubud.
  2. Continue on Jalan Raya Ubud until you reach Jalan Tegallalang, where you'll turn left.
  3. Follow Jalan Tegallalang as it takes you through picturesque countryside and villages.
  4. Continue on this road until you reach the junction with Jalan Raya Singaraja. Turn right onto Jalan Raya Singaraja.
  5. Keep following Jalan Raya Singaraja, and you'll eventually reach the Banjar Tegeha village, where Brahma Vihara Arama is located.

Remember that road conditions and traffic patterns can vary, so it's advisable to check a map or navigation app for real-time directions before setting out on your journey. Additionally, the area's scenic beauty makes the drive an enjoyable part of the experience, allowing you to soak in the charm of Bali's landscapes.

 

Brahmavihara-Arama was built by Bhante Girirakkhito Mahathera during the New Order era in 1969 and is managed by the Girirakkhito Mahathera Foundation. This place is not only a house of worship, but also to develop spiritually and build a social life in religious harmony.
Brahmavihara is also known as Banjar Buddhist Vihara, because it is located in Banjar Village. Where the name of this holy place has three words, where Brahma means noble, Vihara means way of life, while Arama means place. So it can be concluded that Brahmavihara-Arama is a place to forge oneself or train humans to behave in noble and noble behavior, including Metta, Mudita, Karuna, and Upekkha.
The location of the monastery is in the highlands, so the natural environment is still very cool, quiet and beautiful. Not infrequently tourists come to meditate or seek tranquility from the bustle of the city. The design of the building is one of the tourist attractions, the temple building does not leave Balinese architectural characteristics. In addition to worship, you can also take pictures of this unique place or just enjoy the green and blue sea of Lovina Beach from a distance.
Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery has 5 complexes, one of which is located in the west, namely Uposathagara which functions as a consecration of prospective monks. Still in the first place there are also sculptures that tell the journey of the Buddha to reach Nirvana. The second complex is in the east called Dharamsala, while the third complex is in the Northwest which is characterized by bells and stupas. Then in the southwest is the fourth complex with the Bondi Tree which is believed to be a symbol of the victory of the Buddha. The last part of the complex is named Kuti, which is a house or place for monks to gain knowledge.
If you come to the monastery, try to wear polite clothes such as trousers. This place also provides cloth borrowing if you want to go inside you are required to wear kamen (lower cloth on Balinese traditional clothes)

Open : 08.00 am - 06.00 pm

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