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ādi Buddha

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(Skt.). The primordial Buddha.a term only found in late Mahāyāna and Tibetan traditions of tantric Buddhism.possibly not attested in Indian Buddhism but generated through...

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anuyoga

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(Skt.). The fifth level of tantric teachings according to the Nyingma school, equivalent in some respects to the Mother Tantra class of the New Schools. The tantric texts that form this...

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atiyoga

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(Skt.). The sixth level of tantric teachings according to the Nyingma school, equivalent in some respects to the Non-dual Tantra class of the New Schools. The tantric texts that form this...

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bardo

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(Tib.).

A term associated with Tibetan Buddhism (see Tibet) which denotes a juncture or phase between two states. Six of these are described; the intermediate states of birth, of...

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Bdud-joms Rin-po-che

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(1904–87).

Head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. When 3 years old, he was recognized as the reappearance of the ‘treasure-finder’, Bdud-joms gling-pa (1835–1903). As a...

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Bhutan

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Bhutan's development objective is to maximize ‘gross national happiness’

Bhutan has three main geographical zones. The north falls within the high Himalayas which reach altitudes...

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Chogyam Trungpa

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(1940–87).

An important though somewhat controversial modern master of the Kagyü andNyingma schools who was especially instrumental in popularizing Tibetan Buddhism in the West....

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Council of Lhasa

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A name used somewhat misleadingly by certain Western Scholars to refer to a debate held at Samyé (and not the Tibetan capital, Lhasa) in the year 742 ce on the disputed question of whether...

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Dalai Lama V

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(1617–82).

Losang Gyatsho (Tib., blo-bzang rgya-mtsho), often deemed to be the greatest Dalai Lama on account of his political acumen, especially in his dealings with Manchu...

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Dudjom Rinpoche

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(1904–87) (Tib., bdud-'joms rinpoche ‘jigs-’bral ye-shes rdo-rje).

A renowned modern tülku and former head of the Nyingma lineage. He belonged to the Mindroling (smin-drol-ling)...

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