Posts Tagged ‘Dalai lama’

The Venerable Ashin Nyanissara comes to Kalmykia

Ashin Nyanissara Visit to Kalmykia

On Sunday, the 12th of June, the visit of the delegation of Buddhist monks (Myanmar) to Elista will be held.

The delegation is leaded by the head of the Sitagu International Buddhist Academy and well known internationally for his Dhamma teachings in English Read the rest of this entry »

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Telo Tulku Rinpoche

Telo Tulku Rinpoche Telo Tulku Rinpoche (Dilowa Khutugtu)

Erdne Ombadykow (born October 27, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), also known as Telo Tulku Rinpoche, is the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader of the Kalmyk people. He received his formal training as a Buddhist monk in India and was recognized by the Dalai Lama as the current reincarnation of the Buddhist Mahasiddha Tilopa. Since 1992, he has served as the spiritual head of the Buddhists in Kalmykia. He divides his time between Kalmykia and his family in Erie, Colorado. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lecture “Three bases towards the attainment of happiness and meaning in life”

Telo Tulku Rinpoche Spiritual lessons in Russia

Honorary Representative of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in Russia, Mongolia and the CIS countries, the supreme lama Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche in Moscow will read a lecture “Three bases towards the attainment of happiness and meaning in life”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Sino-Mongolian word далай (dalai) meaning “Ocean” and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ bla-ma (with a silent “b”) meaning “chief, high priest”.
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Zoya from New York about Kalmykia

Kalmykia Zoya from New York about Kalmykia

The Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni.

The Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni can be seen from everywhere in Elista, regardless of somebody’s location and distance. His Holiness the Dalai Lama IV himself has chosen and blessed the site for its erection. Its grandiose white Read the rest of this entry »

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Elista

Elista Elista city – capital of Republic of Kalmykia. [De | Ru | Es]
Русская версия: Элиста.

Population: 103,728

Elista was founded in 1865 as a small settlement; the name is from Kalmyk els(e)n ‘sand(y).

Since 1991, the town has been characterized by the slow decay of Soviet-built institutions, and the large construction projects instigated by the republic’s millionaire president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

The town center has a number of renovated public parks focused on the main square, boasting statues to both Vladimir Lenin and the Buddha. To the east of the town lies the Olympic village of the 1998 XXXIII Chess Olympiad, known locally as “City-Chess“. The site has a public swimming pool and an excellent museum of Kalmyk Buddhist art, and is also infrequently used as a conference center. Read the rest of this entry »

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First Annual Conference for Kalmyk Youth in USA

Conference for Kalmyk Youth in USA [ Ru ] First Annual Conference for Kalmyk Youth in USA

July 17, 2015, New Jersey: The first annual conference for Kalmyk Youth in America concluded successfully in New Jersey last weekend after two days of workshops and guest speakers.

The conference was held in Freehold, New Jersey with over 30 participants between the ages Read the rest of this entry »

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The review of the recent published book “I will follow you, Tibet…”

The book about Tibet The review of the recent published book “I will follow you, Tibet…” [ Ru ]

“I will follow you, Tibet…” is the title of the book that was published in Elista in March, 2015. The author of the book is Deelvreen Okn (Olzeeva Elena Victorovna). Her name can be translated from Kalmyk into English as “the daughter of victory”. The writer describes Read the rest of this entry »

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Big prayer on the occasion of the appointment Telo Tulku Rinpoche Honorary Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Russia

Big prayer in Elista Republic of Kalmykia. Now in Elista at The Central Khurul “Golden Abode of the Buddha Shakyamuni”: Big prayer and celebration on the occasion of the appointment Telo Tulku Rinpoche Honorary Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Russia, Read the rest of this entry »

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Telo Tulku Rinpoche Appointed Honorary Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Russia

Telo Tulku Rinpoche Telo Tulku Rinpoche, an influential Tibetan Buddhist leader of the Kalmyk people, has been appointed as the new Honorary Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tibet Culture & Information Centre (Office of Tibet) in Moscow, Russia.

He will take over as the new Representative once the paper works of the outgoing Representative Dr. Ngawang Rabgyal is complete.

Telo Rinpoche is the spiritual head of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in Kalmykia. Born to a Kalmyk Mongolian family in the USA, he studied at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in South India at the age of 7. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kalmyks

The Kalmyks, the only Buddhist people in Europe, are the farthest north-western believers in Buddha. After fifty years of persecution of their traditional religious faith, as a result of the process of democratisation started in the country in the mid 80s of the 20th c., they had an oppotunity to regain their spiritual world which had developed for nearly eight hundred years under the influence of Buddhist teaching. People of different generations turn to their traditional faith, rite and deities.
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The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi will read comments to ‘Lotus Sutra’ in Kalmykia

Dear pilgrims!

From 13 to 16 April the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi will read comments to ‘Lotus Sutra’ in the Elista, capital of the Republic of Kalmykia.

The Lotus Sutra presents itself as a discourse delivered by the Buddha toward the end of His life. The tradition in Mahayana states that the sutra was written down at the time of the Buddha and stored for five hundred years in a realm of snake gods (nagas). After this they were reintroduced into the human realm at the time of the Fourth Buddhist Council in Kashmir. The sutra’s teachings purport to be of a higher order than those contained in the agamas of the Sutra Piṭaka, and that humanity had been unable to understand the sutra at the time of the Buddha, and thus the teaching had to be held back.
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Lecture of disciple of the Dalai Lama in Elista

Lecture of disciple of the Dalai Lama in Elista

From 22 to 25 October 2013, in Elista, the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia, will be a lecture of Geshe Jampa Thinley. Read the rest of this entry »

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About Dalai Lama in New York 2013

Dalai Lama in New York Each year, His Holiness the Dalai Lama travels throughout the world offering teachings and public talks to individuals of all faiths and backgrounds.

This year on October 18, 19 and 20, The Gere Foundation and The Tibet Center are honored to host His Holiness’s return to New York City where he will bestow teachings on The Heart Sutra, The Sutra of Truly Remembering the Sublime Three Jewels, and The Wisdom Chapter of A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Today is a big celebration – Dalai Lama XIV celebrates 78 years

Dalai lama Today is a big celebration for the whole Buddhist community – Dalai Lama XIV celebrates 78 years.

All life and spiritual activities of His Holiness seeks to benefit all sentient beings, and serve as an example for people of different generations and nationalities around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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