Discover Brahma Vihara Arama Monastery
Brahma Vihara Arama Monastery, located only a few kilometers away from Villa Bossi, is Bali’s single Buddhist monastery and definitely worth a visit.
The monastery, only vaguely Buddhist in appearance, with colorful decorations, a bright orange roof and statues of Buddha, has very Balinese decorative carvings and door guardians. The handsome structure is located in a demanding location with views down the valley and across the rice fields to the sea. Tall pine trees, trimmed lawns, well-maintained flower gardens and its high altitude all add up to the sense of peace you can enjoy here. Its name, given by the monastery’s late founding father, Bhante Giri, consists of three words: Brahma, Vihara and Arama, which when combined, mean ‘a place for self-cultivation’.
One of the main attractions of the monastery is the impressive mini replica of Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist archaeological site.
Visitors are welcome to meditate.
A visit to Brahma Vihara Arama can be combined with a unique bathing experience at the famous Air Panas hot springs, just 1.5 kilometers away from the monastery.
- Proper attire is required when visiting the monastery