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Tibetan Buddhism. No longer in scholarly use.
(Buddhism) the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia. See also Dalai Lama
ˈLamaist n, adj
La•ma•ism(ˈlɑ məˌɪz əm)
the Mahayana Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia, having a hierarchical monastic organization.
a reformation of Buddhism in Tibet intended to bring about stricter discipline in the monasteries; the dominant sect is Gelup-Ka (The Virtuous Way), with the patron deity Chen-re-zi (the Bodhisattva of Great Mercy), who is reincarnated as the successive Dalai Lamas. Also called Gelup-Ka. — Lamaist, n. — Lamaistic, adj.See also: Buddhism
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|Noun||1.||Lamaism - a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism|
Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth