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Unformatted text preview: Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan Tibetan Buddhism was a banished Tibetan religion, forced out of Tibet when the Chinese conquered it. Tibetan Buddhism derives from Tibetan the union of Buddhism and yoga which began to arrive in Tibet from India temporarily about the late eighth century and then steadily increased since the thirteenth century thirteenth The Dalai Lama is the The ambassador of Tibetan Buddhism, who has lived in India since he left his country due to the Chinese invading Tibet in 1959. invading At one time one out of six Tibetan At men were Buddhist monks. men Lamas A lama is a teacher lama They are often a senior member of the monastery Usually lamas are Monks or Nuns but can be others (other Lamas are Usually believed to be reincarnated from previous life's) believed Buddhist texts Buddhist Philosophy lamas often have skills in ritual practices Lamas are versed in Lamas Features of Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan Rich symbolism Rich Meditation Practices Fundamentals of Prior Tibetan faiths Fundamentals Concern with the association between life and death Concern Has a stronger emphasis on ceremonies that are incorporated Has into the religion opposed to most Buddhism where the emphasis is on inner spirituality. emphasis Tibetan Buddhist features rituals, and spiritual practices ,and Tibetan the use of yoga the Tibetan Buddhism has many visual aides to interpret the Tibetan meanings of the faith Tibetan Buddhism is a strong religion in many different types Tibetan of communities of Tantra Tantra Tantra is a large part of Tibetan Buddhism Tantra includes some of the following steps: Karma Remembering the Kindness of Others Equalizing Karma Self and Others Self Bodhichitta to achieve illumination for the sake of all Bodhichitta beings Sharing One's Own Good Fortune with Others Sharing Learning from a spiritual guide , Learning Tranquil Abiding during the stages of concentration Tranquil Taking Responsibility to Relieve Others' Burdens Taking Greater Seeing Conclusion Conclusion The confluence of The Buddhism and other mystical teachings in the West is resulting in a blending of these various approaches to spirituality. It is likely that, along with the aforementioned paths, a blending of them which puts emphasis somewhere in between along both axes of the above table will develop as a useful approach for those who wish to remain in a regular lifestyle
(unknown,1995) (unknown,1995) References References Return to spiritual teachings, published: July Return 14, 1995 http:// http:// homepages.ihug.co.nz/~greg.c/tibet.html BCC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/su ...
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