In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There is quite an old tradition of married lamas, who can be just as revered as spiritual teachers as those who follow the monastic tradition.
- I remember my father and other members of the older generation of Tibetan lamas saying that they didn't blame the Communist Chinese for the destruction of Tibet.
- In 1717, the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi sent lamas to create a map of Tibet.
- I told her the lamas I had been around were mostly non-drinkers.
- So the ceremony actually involved five monks - it involved a Sri Lankan monk, a Burmese monk, a Thai monk, a Tibetan lama and an Australian monk.
- So he sent three lamas to my next course in Sarnath.
- The high-frequency sounds of the maraca have been used by American Indian shamans for healing and by Tibetan lamas to uplift the soul.
- Consequently, the great majority of Gelugpa lamas are monks and the master who is a layman is a rarity.
- Mongols sought the counsel and help of the lama (priest or monk) for every aspect of their life: migration, marriage, childbirth, disease, and death.
- The Tibetan lamas were delighted with these donations and thanked us.
- Puman was taken to India at the age of six to be trained as a Tibetan Buddhist lama, while his parents stayed in Taiwan.
- She was very much like a Zen monk, or a lama, or my guru.
- No doubt, becoming a student involves finding an appropriate teacher, irrespective of whether that teacher is a bhante, lama, rinpoche, sensei or roshi.
- The Jewel Heart centers have a humanitarian wing that provides financial assistance to young Tibetan lamas at monasteries-in-exile in India.
- For men, a middle name is given by the lama, a Buddhist holy man.
- Many lamas came to India as refugees around the time Khandro Rinpoche was born in 1967, and settled in the areas close to the borders of Tibet.
- Inner Mongolia, like Tibet, is an Autonomous Region of China, and during the Cultural Revolution the Mongolian lamas were forbidden to practice their religion or wear their robes.
- If you are searching for other mentions of individual lamas and teachers, past and present, the Search Engine may help.
- Ricard, himself a Buddhist lama, is the French translator for the Dalai Lama and has photographed life in Tibet and Nepal for 30 years.
- Venerable Lama Samten is one of the resident lamas at Karma Choeling Buddhist Monastery, Kaukapakapa, New Zealand.
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