Posts Tagged ‘Buddhist culture’

Professor from St. Petersburg about Buddhism, kalmyk art, ritual dances and temples

Kalmyk art Professor from St. Petersburg Svetlana Makhlina about Buddhism, kalmyk culture, ritual dances and temples

Buddhism – historically the first world religion. And yet, as Borges said, is “the most widespread religion in the world”. In Russia, the earliest penetration of Buddhism was characteristic of the Kalmyk people, who took more than 400 years ago.

Kalmyk culture germinated on the unique cultural soil elyutov who lived in a colorful country where the vast steppes “stretched white, happiness, koshmovye tent noble Noyon and zaisangs, but black as a bitter fate, tents commoners – albatu, ketchinerov and shabinerov”. Read the rest of this entry »

Textbook “Fundamentals of Buddhist culture”

Textbook “Fundamentals of Buddhist culture” was published in Moscow (Russia) for 4th level school.

Authors of textbook: Baatr Kitinov, Ksenia Savchenko and Marina Yakushkina.

News from kalmykian paper “Elistinskaya panorama”
Elista, Kalmykia

Dalai Lama XIV in Kalmykia

Dalai Lama His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama’s visit in the summer of 1991 became a marvelous in the life of the steppe republic.

The Bodhisattva of Compassion Dalai Lama stepped on the Kalmyk land for the first time during centuries-old history of Oirat-Kalmyks. Extremely deep love, joy, kindless towards the Teacher expressed by our reserved people was felt every where. Read the rest of this entry »