Posts Tagged ‘Buddhism in Kalmykia’

India and Republic of Kalmykia are talking about tourism and Buddhism

Kalmykia Important negotiations [ De ]

India and Republic of Kalmykia are talking about tourism and Buddhism

Today in Elista, the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia, a business meeting Read the rest of this entry »

The Abode of Happiness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Buddhist temple “The Abode of Happiness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”

Republic of Kalmykia

Iki-Burulskiy district

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Great prayer “Monlam Chenmo”

Golden Abode of Buddha March, 10
March, 11
and March, 12.

The Great prayer “Monlam Chenmo” in Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni in Elista.

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Temple “Orgyen Samye Ling”

Buddhist Temple “Orgyen Samye Ling” [ Ru | Fr ]
in the Iki-Burul city.

The first monastery of the Nyingma in Russian history.


Buddhist Temple Orgyen Samye Ling
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Head of Republic of Kalmykia Alexey Orlov gave an interview to the Austrian National Television Company ‘ORF’

Head of Kalmykia Alexey Orlov Head of Republic of Kalmykia Alexey Orlov gave an interview to the Austrian National Television Company (Österreichischer Rundfunk, ORF, ‘Austrian Broadcasting’), during which he answered questions from Marcus Mueller Shinvald related to the development of Buddhism in Kalmykia.

During the conversation also touched upon issues relating to the social and economic life Read the rest of this entry »

The sacred month Ur Sar has begun in Kalmykia

Central khurul Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni On 21th of May the sacred month Ur Sar has begun in the Republic of Kalmykia. During the whole month until 19th of June the believers in Kalmykia will honor the spiritual deeds of the buddist religion founder Budda Shakyamuni – birth, enlightment, and entering the Paranirvana. Despite of the fact thatthese events took placemore than 2600 years ago, the deeds of Budda and he himself are vivid reality for the buddist believers.

Welcome to the unstrict retrit-nunge, which will take place in the buddhist temple “Gedden sheddub choy korling” on 1,2,3 of june. The beginning is at 9:00 a.m.

On the 4th of of june the solemn service will take place at dawn at 5:a.m in the “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni“. Read the rest of this entry »

The current state of Buddhism in Kalmykia

Chagdir Sandzhiev Chagdir Sandzhiev. The current state of Buddhism in Kalmykia

It’s been more than 20 years since the collapse of the USSR and the beginning of the period of genuine religious freedom in Russia. Great changes happened both in the country as well as in the minds and hearts of the citizens during this period. Read the rest of this entry »

Professor of Columbian University Robert Thurman goes to Kalmykia

Ума Турман In April 2012 professor of Columbian University – Robert Thurman planning to visit Elista, the capital of Kalmykia.The spiritual pilgrimage – as Robert Thurman describes his journey to Kalmykia.

Robert Thurman is father of Uma Thurman, famous Hollywood`s star. He was invited to Elista by the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia – Telo Tulku Rinpoche.

Robert Thurman is disciple Read the rest of this entry »

Buddhist Revival in Kalmykia

Kalmykia By Anna Nemtsova, Special to RussiaNow. November 8, 2011

One third of the population of Kalmykia was deported during Stalin’s terror. As the region struggles, it returns to its roots for answers.

The first Ceremony of Light offering to Buddha was held last month in Elista, the capital of Kalmykia.
“Let all our wishes come true! Let all living creatures be free of suffering, of danger, of diseases and sadness! Let peace and happiness govern on Earth!” Read the rest of this entry »

High Lama of Kalmykia and President of the Association of Buddhists of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche gave a lecture at the University of California

Telo Tulku Rinpoche Yesterday, 26 April 2011, the High Lama of Kalmykia and President of the Association of Buddhists of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche gave a lecture at the University of California at Santa Barbara on “Buddhism in Kalmykia in the post-Soviet era.”

Organizers of the event is the Foundation of the Dalai Lama XIV, and the Faculty of Religious Studies Program Buddhist University of California at Santa Barbara. Read the rest of this entry »

Second Dalai Lama’s visit in the Elista, Kalmykia

Dalai Lama During his second visit to Kalmykia (Elista) in September 1992 His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama said, “The aim of my visit is to establish harmony: harmony with the environment, harmony among religions, harmony in the society and family and, – in the end, harmony of a man with his own self. I am stressing a great importance of this because everything depends on harmony in the world”.

All traditional beliefs co-exist organically in the Kalmyk society. Reviving national culture Read the rest of this entry »

About Dalai Lama XIV in Kalmykia

Dalai Lama Ten thousands of believers in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha came from all parts of Russia and Kalmykia to Elista in 1991 to receive the Teaching and Blessing of Dalai Lama XIV, the incarnation of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

Dalai Lama said “It is necessary to revive the traditional faith of the ancestors, to rebuild the temples, stupas of enlightenment and suburgans but above all it is important to build the temple in one’s soul”. Read the rest of this entry »