Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery, Buleleng

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Immerse yourself in tranquility at Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery, an enormous Buddhist monastery perched hillside. The colorful temples first opened in 1970 and house several meditation rooms, libraries, and gardens. Explore the different areas of the monastery, linked by small footpaths lined with statues, lush gardens, and tall pines. If interested, inquire about participating in meditation here yourself. You'll need to wear a sarong or sash around the waist when you visit, but you can borrow one from the front desk at no charge. You'll get here easiest by car, along a scenic drive passing vineyards and a small community. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Buleleng holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Certainly an asset when one is already in the vicinity, but equally sure no own trip worth. The system is "modern" rather from the 70s and partly renovated or in the extension. Everything very clean and very nice to see. The vegetation of the gardens is beautiful and imaginative design. The rest has recreational value!
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  • September 30, 2017
    Beautiful and peaceful. Even got there for some prewedding photo shooting. It was nice. No entrance fee, only donations  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    This temple is located in a mixed area with homes and planted areas of rice fields, on the hillside in the back country of Seririt. It is built in brick and soon, our arrival, we can see the great stupas colorful, inverted, characteristic of Buddhist places lotus flower shaped. It is necessary to cover its legs to visit, sarongs are available at the entrance. It is suitable to make a donation in the trunk. Part of the temple is in the works, but those above do not affect the serenity of the place. We have to get a succession of markets for access to the upper terrace where the great stupas with a Buddha inside. This stupas is very colorful with a wide base representing the leaves of the lotus stylized, with staircases framed by najas volcanic stone. Small polychrome ceramic statues framing the building represent Apsaras, celestial deities. We can gather in the great Hall of prayers with a great Buddha, located near the upper terrace. Further, in a small enclave, there is a sitting Buddha, under an old tree with beautiful mosaics, depicting the life of Buddha. Stairs, finally leads to the upper terrace which part is in the works. This one is larger and has a small building that houses a statue of monk, who gives the impression of a 'human structure'. From areas planted with bougainvillea decorate this set very charming and romantic. At the bottom you can see the great temple, which is a copy and more small than Borobudur in Java. Made of volcanic stones, it is topped with stupas in the shape of inverted lotus flowers. The inside of this temple is a prayer hall with 3 entries, with a central Buddha. Ceremonies are often held in this temple, which seems very active and which is frequented also by the Balinese Hindus. This visit is moving, for the frame, the peaceful atmosphere, and very diverse buildings that are there.
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  • July 20, 2017
    We drove to this temple from Lovina by scooter in the morning. It was very quiet so we had time and space enough to explore this beautiful monastery. Be aware that the women need to wear a sarong to go inside, but you'll be able to borrow one at the entrance. It is a nice mixture of Buddhist and Hindu styles. I was surprised by the mini-version of the Borobodur present here. Come early as the place tends to be crowded in the afternoon.
  • July 12, 2017
    Amazing place, such good energy here. I couldn't help but sit down inside the stupa and meditate. Such amazing meditative energy!!
  • July 7, 2017
    It's a Buddhist monastery in the mountains near Lovina in north Bali.It's a very beautiful place with silent atmosphere.No entrance fee required..you may give some donation but that is again not mandatory.You have to climb some steep stairs to reach the main temple ground from where one can have a good view of surroundings.Good place for meditation.Small car parking is available outside the temple.
  • January 22, 2017
    Located in Banjar district, far away from the city crowded. Take a main road to Singaraja and you'll pass this monastery. Actually this Vihara is very authentic, almost all the statue is only Buddha and almost no incense smoke, very quiet and feel so sacred. No ticket entry, nothing make you spend money, only a donation if you like, put the donation in the box by yourself in the main area. The unique is, you can look for your faith with the bunch of stick inside the Pagoda. Shake until one stick jump out, then look for the number and match with the note......interesting. The landscape so nice and green, walking on the small path will lead you to a lot of nice sacred place. You can learn meditation in here, look for their schedule on their website. For me this is the most original Buddhist Vihara.....
  • June 19, 2017
    It is very beautiful. Budha teaching whole world for peace & more knowledge in humen life for peace full living of humen being as well as all other nature birth on earth, sea & air

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