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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.

 

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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