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Lamaism \La"ma*ism\, n. A modified form of Buddhism which prevails in Tibet, Mongolia, and some adjacent parts of Asia; -- so called from the name of its priests. See 2d Lama.


n. Tibetan Buddhism

Usage examples of "lamaism".

Beyond Qinghai on the north and separated by the Gansu corridor connecting China Proper with Xinjiang is Mongolia, a country with a different language and people but, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, to a great extent spiritually subject to Lamaism and using Tibetan as a language of Buddhist culture and prayer.

Indian deities and those added in the centuries of development in Tibet, the pantheon of Lamaism is so large that existing accounts fall far short of being exhaustive.

This is one of the most intimate acts in the religious life of Lamaism, and I never had the slightest hope of being allowed to witness it.

In this region there are many monasteries, as the great reformer of Lamaism, Tsong Kapa, was born here.

Among Buddhists and Jains, and particularly in Tibetan Lamaism, Tara became a symbol of other hungers as well, in particular the spiritual hunger for release from the purely physical world.

Gets them interested in Taoism and Lamaism and then plays on their superstitions and blackmails them.

It is Lamaism that has destroyed the Mongols and that has permitted the creed of the Assassins to spread--the devil worship of Erlik.

In the doctrines of Lamaism also, we find, obscured, and partly concealed in fiction, fragments of the primitive truth.

Champela, the mystic, the only lama in Tibet with an American father, had decided that now was the time, and his friend Shattuck the means, to bring about the long-predicted reformation of the Lhassa government and Lamaism in general.

Lamaism into the structure of the doctrine of emanations, the Tantric systems with their organisation by mandalas and the functional distribution into tutelaries and protectors.

Lamaism also absorbed many Hindu gods, often shown underneath the Buddhist deities, serpent spirits from Indian and Tibetan tradition, as well as gods of wealth and the guardians of the cardinal points (30).