Tibetan Buddhism

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Tibetan Buddhism

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A form of Mahayana Buddhism practiced in Tibet, Mongolia, Bhutan, and neighboring areas and incorporating elements derived from the indigenous animistic religions of these regions.
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Noun1.Tibetan Buddhism - a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanismTibetan Buddhism - 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
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
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Endowed with extraordinary supernatural gifts, this great Siddha subjugated the Bon spirits to his will and changed their malign powers to those of protective forces for the benefit of Buddhism in Tibet, converting them to Dharmapalas or Ashtabhairavas (being eight in number).
Speaking elsewhere at a function in the hill town, seat of Tibetan government in-exile, on Thursday, the Dalai Lama called for rejuvenating Buddhism in Tibet being ruled by communist China.
PT307 suggests that Padmasambhava's role in the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet may have expanded over time, so as to eclipse others (notably a native Tibetan) acting around him.
Thus, from the beginning of Buddhism in Tibet and for well over a millennium since, the Tibetan government has been keenly involved in both religion and education.

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