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  Tibetan Buddhism - ReligionFacts
Tibetan Buddhism (sometimes called Lamaism) is the form of Mahayana Buddhism that developed in Tibet and the surrounding Himalayan region beginning in the 7th century CE.
Tibetan Buddhism is most well-known to the world through the office of the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
Tibetan Buddhism spread to the West in the second half of the 20th century as many Tibetan leaders were exiled from their homeland.
www.religionfacts.com /buddhism/sects/tibetan.htm   (2694 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism, the mongolian religion
Before the Tibetans were converted to Buddhism, their original religious belief was known as Bon, a faith similar to Boe of the Mongols.
Although at that time Tibetan Buddhism was only the religious faith of the Mongolian imperial clan and the people of the higher class, it had begun to greatly influence the thought of many Mongols.
Buddhism mainly developed among the Khalkha Mongols on the north of the Gobi because of the knowledge of Buddhism there and its political links--that is the prestige it had among the household of the First Jebtsundamba Khutughru, who were members of the "Golden descendants" of Chinggis Khan.
www.innermongolia.org /english/tibetan_buddhism.htm   (2058 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism - Kalachakra Tantra
Tibetan Buddhism stems from the influence of two major sources, Buddhism and yoga.
Initially brought to Tibet by Padmasambhava in the 8th Century, Tibetan Buddhism incorporates both Hindu yogic and Tantra practices as well as the classical teachings of The Buddha.
The second path, the Tantric path, is the cornerstone of Tibetan Buddhism, blending the Buddhist sutra (sacred text) teachings with those of the Hindu yoga and Tantra.
www.thewildrose.net /tibetan_buddhism.html   (1030 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism, Tibet Religion: Travel China Guide.com
As a consequence, Buddhism began to infiltrate Tibetan culture and to displace the indigenous Bon religion.
Tibetan Buddhism has its particular form as it absorbed aspects of the Bon religion as it gradually established its dominance.
Tibetan Buddhism is based on Madhyamika and Yogacara and belongs to the Mahayana school.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/tibet/tibetan-buddhism.htm   (960 words)

 BuddhaNets Buddhist Web Links: Tibetan Buddhism.
Kadampa Buddhism is a special tradition of Mahayana Buddhism founded by Atisha, an Indian Buddhist Master who is largely responsable for the reintroduction of Buddhism in Tibet during the 11th century.
She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal.
It belongs to the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is placed under the spiritual direction of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje and Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche.
www.buddhanet.net /l_tibet.htm   (2657 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism Archives
Here, in no particular order, are miscellaneous articles about Tibetan Buddhism from various sources on the Internet, mostly predating the World Wide Web.
Death And Dying in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
The Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Rebirth
www.sacred-texts.com /bud/tib   (302 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism
This is the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism.
A school of Tibetan Buddhism founded by the eleventh century century Indian scholar and saint Atisha and his Tibetan disciple Dromtonpa.
Although there is no existing school of Tibetan Buddhism now explicitly known as Kadam, the teachings in this school are highly respected by all the four major traditions, and in particular by the Gelug school, which is also sometimes known as the "new Kadam" school.
www.churchward.com /rel.html   (1054 words)

  Tibetan Buddhism Resources from Dharma Haven
Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in the cosmic religion for the future: It trancends a personal God, avoids dogma and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
Although Buddhism originated in India, the teachings of the Buddha and the lineages of awakening were preserved, deepened and clarified in Tibet.
The invasion of Tibet by Communist China led to the exile of many of the most highly experienced and respected Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters, who almost immediately began teaching Western students.
www.dharma-haven.org /tibetan/buddhism.html   (341 words)

  Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetans believe that it is crucial for both the dying person and those around him or her to avoid causing excessive regret or longing in the patient, but instead to foster virtuous states of mind.
Tibetan Buddhism recognizes four stages in the life cycle of a sentient being: birth, the period between birth and death, death, and the period between death and the next birth, or bardo.
Tibetan paper is strong and generally poisonous, for it is often treated with an arsenic-like substance to prevent it from being damaged by mold, fungi, or insects.
www.meta-religion.com /World_Religions/Buddhism/tibetan_buddhism.htm   (3602 words)

  Tibetan Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tibetan Buddhism is the body of religious Buddhist doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet, the Himalayan region, Mongolia, Buryatia, Tuva and Kalmykia (Russia), and northeastern China (Manchuria: Heilongjiang, Jilin).
Tibetan Buddhism exerted a strong influence from the 11th century CE among the peoples of Central Asia, especially in Mongolia and Manchuria.
Today, Tibetan Buddhism is adhered to widely in the Tibetan Plateau, Bhutan, Mongolia, Kalmykia (the Russian north Caucasus), Siberia (central Russia), and the Russian Far East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tibetan_Buddhism   (2061 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the buddha, siddhrtha gautama, who lived between approximately 563 and 483 bce....
Drigung kagyu or drikung kagyu or is one of the eight minor lineages of the kagyu school of tibetan buddhism....
The jonang or jonangpa school of tibetan buddhism was founded in the early 14th century by sherab gyeltsen, a monk trained in the sakyapa school....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/ti/tibetan_buddhism.htm   (3352 words)

 frontline: dreams of tibet: understanding tibetan buddhism: introduction
Tibetan Buddhism has no gods in the Western sense of the term-the deities of Tibetan Buddhism are buddhas, literally "awakened ones," who in past lives were ordinary people, but who have transcended the ordinary through their meditations and realizations.
When Tibetans chant a mantra associated with a particular buddha, they are not simply asking for the blessings and aid of the buddha-the final goal of the practice is to become buddhas themselves, since buddhas are sentient beings who have actualized the highest potential that we all possess.
Tibetan Buddhism is a multilayered tapestry comprised of many different strands, and anyone hoping to write an introduction to this system is faced with the daunting task of sorting through centuries of history, huge amounts of textual material, and multiple lineages of teaching and practice.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/tibet/understand/intro.html   (2067 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism
The Tibetan Buddhism that emerged was widely worshipped by the Tubo residents.
Through the reform, Tibetans began enjoying the freedom to be lamas and lamas finally began to enjoy the freedom to resume secular life if they chose; various Buddhist sects were equal; monastery monks elected a democratic management committee or democratic management group to manage their own religious affairs and conduct Buddhist activities.
On September 1, 1987, the China Tibetan Language Higher Institute of Buddhism was set up in Beijing in accordance with the proposal of the late 10th Panchen Erdeni and Zhao Puchu, President of the Buddhist Association of China, and with the approval of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council.
www.ctibet.org.cn /en/tb.htm   (1401 words)

Rebirth is a basic tenet of Tibetan Buddhism, which has seized public attention as a result of several recent movies and rock concerts.
And Tibetan Buddhism seems to be attractive to growing numbers of Americans who find the belief comforting when illness and death loom near.
For example, the famous "Tibetan Book of the Dead" is meant to be read and chanted to the dying and to the corpse for many days.
www.npr.org /programs/death/980110.death.html   (2012 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism - an introduction of the Pre-Bon, Mahayana Buddhist and Tantric foundations of Buddhism in Tibet
Ideologically Tibetan Buddhism is a derivation of Mahayana Buddhism heavily influenced by Tantrism.
Buddhism, a comparatively late import to Tibet, was ideologically attractive to the intellectual elite with the innovation of Tantric techniques by which individuals could attain enlightenment within their lifetime.
As a result Tibetan Buddhism amalgamates both elitist and populist traditions to satisfy the different requirements of its two audiences as well as to respond to both religious and mythological dimensions of the Tibetan psyche.
www.imperialtours.net /tibetan_buddhism.htm   (1485 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Tibetan Buddhism: Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism is a religion in exile, forced from its homeland when Tibet was conquered by the Chinese.
The best known face of Tibetan Buddhism is the Dalai Lama, who has lived in exile in India since he fled Chinese occupation of his country in 1959.
This metaphysical context has allowed Tibetan Buddhism to develop a strong artistic tradition, and paintings and other graphics are used as aids to understanding at all levels of society.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/buddhism/subdivisions/tibetan_1.shtml   (530 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhist worship consists mainly in reciting prayers and sacred texts and chanting hymns to the accompaniment of horns, trumpets, and drums.
Much of the ritual of Tibetan Buddhism is based on the esoteric mysticism of Tantra, devotions that involve both yoga and mantra, or a mystical formula, and ancient shamanistic practices.
The most notable are New Year's, celebrated in February and marking the commencement of spring; the Flower Feast, held at the beginning of summer in commemoration of the incarnation of the Buddha; and the Water Feast, observed in August and September to mark the start of autumn.
www.ron-turner.com /tibetanbuddhism.html   (586 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
The religion is derived from the Indian Mahayana form of Buddhism, but much of its ritual is based on the esoteric mysticism of Tantra and on the ancient shamanism and sorcery of Bon, a primitive animistic religion of Tibet.
Until the Chinese repression of Buddhism in Tibet in the 1960s, nearly a fifth of the population resided in lamaseries.
www.bartleby.com /65/ti/TibetanB.html   (860 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tibetan Buddhism slowly adopted some of the Bon rites, while Bon eventually took on Buddhist teachings and disappeared.
Buddhism is perhaps the most tolerant of the worlds' religions, and wherever it went it adapted to local conditions, like a dividing cell, creating countless new schools of thought.
She was born from a tear of compassion that fell from Avalokiteshvara's eyes and is thus considered the female version of Avalokiteshvara and a protectress of the Tibetan people.
www.asia-planet.net /tibet/buddhism.htm   (1001 words)

 The Berzin Archives - Bon and Tibetan Buddhism
Likewise, within Indian Buddhism, we do find discussion of protectors, of various spirits, offering pujas and so on, but the Tibetans expanded these elements tremendously because it was in their culture.
Buddhism and Bon had contact with each other and there is no reason why they would not have influenced each other.
We cannot divorce Buddhism from the society in which it was taught, but we can be clear about what is cultural and what is about the four noble truths, the path to enlightenment, bodhichitta and so on.
www.berzinarchives.com /comparison_buddhist_traditions/bon_tibetan_buddhism.html   (4841 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism Explained   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The practice of Buddhism entails consistent meditation and mindfulness for the purpose of reducing one's poisons or delusions and arriving at a clear state of mind - the Enlightened Mind of the Buddha.
Buddhism was brought to Tibet by Padmasambhava in the 8th Century, and has flourished there ever since, transmitted from Gurus to disciples in an unbroken lineage.
The Tibetan practices share a distinctive motivation: they are undertaken to end not only one's own suffering, but also the suffering of all other beings, to each of whom we owe a karmic debt.
www.mts.net /~ctbs/buddhism.html   (202 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Ideas / The Buddha of suburbia
Tibetan Buddhism -- banned in its homeland, where the Chinese occupiers have destroyed 6,000 monasteries and killed a large number of the country's population -- seemed doomed to follow all conquered religions since the Incas and Aztecs into the ashbin of history.
The Tibetan lamas, however, once they acclimatized to America, insisted there was nothing particularly Asian about their religion, and that it suited the present age as much as it did any supposedly golden past.
Tibetan Buddhism could thus appeal to lapsed Christians and Jews who no longer attended church or temple and were left spiritually out in the cold, figuring out life's key puzzles on their own.
www.boston.com /news/globe/ideas/articles/2003/09/14/the_buddha_of_suburbia   (1874 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism
This process was interrupted for a few centuries by the collapse of the Tibetan Empire and the persecution of Buddhism, but with the beginning of the later propagation in the 11th century came the distinction of systems which stands today, that of the Svatantrikas and the Prasangikas.
The fundamental goal of Buddhism is to dispel the ignorance which is the root cause of our cyclic existence in Samsara: the lack of understanding of emptiness.
The word in Tibetan for the removal of these obscurations, "sang," means "cleansing," and the word for the spreading of the inherent qualities of the mind that occurs as a result of that is "gye," or "increasing." "Sang-gye," these two words together, is the Tibetan word for a Buddha.
www.purifymind.com /Tibetan.html   (13020 words)

 Asia Times Online - News from greater China; Hong Kong and Taiwan
Buddhism forms the core of Tibetan society and the main Buddhist schools of Gelukpa, Karma Kagyu, Nyingma and Sakya have done well in re-establishing themselves in the Indian subcontinent and in centers around the world.
Tibetan Buddhism's growing "popularity" in the West has a lot to do with the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Dalai Lama, and everybody from Hollywood actor Richard Gere to the Beastie Boys pop group jumping on the bandwagon.
But when the Tibetan lamas were thrown into exile they brought with them not only their tried and tested tools to pursue enlightenment, they also brought monastic politics, cultural practices and struggles for power that do not always translate well under the scrutiny of the modern world.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/EL25Ad05.html   (2620 words)

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