Posts Tagged ‘Buddhist art’

January 2 and 25 “I am Buddha”

I am Buddha Performance “I am Buddha” in Elista

January 2 and 25.

At the heart of the play “I am Buddha” is the story of how Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) comes to comprehend the main issue of life. Read the rest of this entry »

New Buddhist Temple will be opened near Elista

Orgyen Sangngak Choling About New Buddhist Temple [ Ru ]

New Buddhist Temple will be opened near Elista. For Sanctify the temple will come Namka Drime Rinpoche.

Opening ceremony of new temple «Orgyen Sangngak Choling» (Abode of Secret Mantra) on September 2.

After ceremony: Tantric ritual Namjom. Read the rest of this entry »

Elista

Elista Elista city [ De | Ru | Es | Fr ]

Capital of Republic of Kalmykia.
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 »