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Tibetan Buddhism

(Encyclopedia)Tibetan Buddhism, form of Buddhism prevailing in the Tibet region of China, Bhutan, the state of Sikkim in India, Mongolia, and parts of Siberia and SW China. It has sometimes been called Lamaism, fro...

Buddhism

(Encyclopedia)Buddhism b&oobreve;dˈĭzəm, religion and philosophy founded in India c.525 b.c. by Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha. There are over 300 million Buddhists worldwide. One of the great world r...

Tibetan art and architecture

(Encyclopedia)Tibetan art and architecture have been almost entirely religious in character (see Tibetan Buddhism). The art of Tibetan Lamaism retains strong elements drawn from the forms of both Hinduism and Buddh...

Tibetan language

(Encyclopedia)Tibetan language, member of the Tibeto-Burman subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages (see Sino-Tibetan languages). It is spoken by 5 million people in the Tibet autonomous region and the Qi...

Tibetan terrier

(Encyclopedia)Tibetan terrier, breed of medium-sized dog originating in Tibet probably several thousand years ago. It stands from 14 to 16 in. (35.6–40.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 15 to 30 lb (6.8...

lama

(Encyclopedia)lama: see Tibetan Buddhism.

Lamaism

(Encyclopedia)Lamaism: see Tibetan Buddhism.

Panchen Lama

(Encyclopedia)Panchen Lama: see Tibetan Buddhism. ...

Dalai Lama

(Encyclopedia)Dalai Lama däˈlī läˈmə [key] [Tibetan,=oceanic teacher], title of one of the main leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Believed like his predecessors to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesh...

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