Brahmavihara Arama among the public is known as Buddha Vihara in Banjar, which is the Buddhist largest temple in Bali. This monastery is located in the hills of Banjar Tegeha, Banjar village, Banjar district, Buleleng Regency, within ± 22 km to the west Singaraja city and 11 Km from the tourist area of Lovina. Situated in the mountains, Brahmavihara – Arama atmosphere of calm and peace so harmonious as the location of the true spiritual.
The road to the Brahmavihara-Arama, both from the town of Singaraja and Lovina tourist area, very well so it can be reached by various types of motor vehicles. Moreover there are hot springs at Banjar is crowded, so Brahmavihara-Arama is becoming increasingly well known and the object of the visit of tourists, because many of them after a bath and soak in hot spring of Banjar, then went on a visit to this Brahmavihara-Arama.
Glance History of the Monastery
If we compare with the implementation of studies and research in Bali pretend, actually prakempaning, origins, history, Brahmavihara – Banjar Buddhist Vihara Arama or a new monastery was built by the mid-20th century AD, precisely in 1960 and completed in 1970, then newly inaugurated around 1973. Actually before Tegeha located in Banjar Hills, Banjar hot springs around the temple has been built, but by then laymen (Buddhist followers) are very small, only about 25 people. Then after a growing number of laymen, newly built Brahmavihara-Arama is located in the hills of Banjar Tegehe, Pekraman Banjar indigenous villages, the land area + 1 ha. The area of the building Brahmavihara – Arama has expanded again to be able to build a miniature of Borobudur, located in the southern area of the Most Brahmavihara – Arama that have been completed and inaugurated it.
Inside History of Monastery
Broadly speaking Brahmavihara-Arama complex consists of five buildings as follows: (1) Upasatha Gara. Located on a hilltop west, is a comfortable and quiet room. On the walls of this building was sculpt reliefs of the Buddha’s birth, and in the middle there is the Buddha in an area reaching Sama of the Buddha (Nirvana). In religious and spiritual activities, this room serves for the bhiku penasbihan novices (candidates Bhiku), which is an early stage to the next training. In this room is also the bhiku oath and pledge. (2) Dhamasala. Located in eastern part. Dharamsala is a similar room lecture hall. This room is also the place to conduct worship services, giving sermons. This room also used as a place to perform, spiritual activities. (3)Stupa. Stupa is a building that resembles a giant bell, which is located at the northwest corner, which is made of concrete, the reliefs carved on the magnificent beauty. Inside this stupa stored objects Buddha’s sacred, among other relics of glittering objects and the figure of fire-resistant. (4) The tree Bodi. In the southwest corner of the building there is a large body of trees, around which are decorated with reliefs. This place is a symbol of the victory achieved at Sammia Buddha (the eternal perfection). In these places the visitors Vihara meditation, especially at the time of Holy Day Asada and Waicak day. (5) Kuti. In the complex there is some room Vihara called Kuti. Rooms Kuti is the residence of the bhiku and students who are studying and used as a exercise room for the bhiku. If we get around in the corners of the room and the garden, we can find many areas of Buddha. Among them there are two very interesting Buddhist area, i.e the Area and Area Parinirwana Buddha as the Buddha. The second area of Buddha is made of gilded bronze which is a donation from Thailand and Sri Lanka in 1977. These areas were placed in different rooms. Area Parinirwana visualize Buddha in a meditative state, emptying his body/mind, while the area of Buddha as the Buddha, visualize the Buddha was reached at, or nirvana, which is mentioned in Hindu religious terms as being reaches moksha (eternal).
Other Buddhist areas scattered throughout the park in Brahmavihara – Arama there are 31 pieces, the material of the rock or concrete symbol that indicates that there are 31 natural level again beyond nirvana. Another important ceremony in Brahmavihara – Arama is a holy day that falls every day Waicak Purnama siddhi, around May, every year. Actually, the celebration of Holy Purnama siddhi Waicak every day is to celebrate the three ceremonies are carried out simultaneously, namely: (1) the birth of the Buddha at the time of the month Purnama siddhi Waisaka Puja, (2) achievement of the Same (Nirvana) by the Buddha which is perfect freedom, and (3) when the Buddha achieved parinirwana (immortality).