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Kalmyk Performers Jamming at the Folk Life Festival

Kalmyk Performers Jamming at the Folk Life Festival.

Washington, DC on July 6, 2013

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Traditional kalmyk kibitka near the U.S. Capitol

Smithsonian Folklife Festival, USA [ Ru ] Kalmyk kibitka and Tuvan yurt appeared on the lawn of the National Mall in Washington in front of the U.S. Capitol within the ten-day folk festival of the Smithsonian Institution.

The organizers of this year, among others, talked about the traditional Russian peoples professing Buddhism – Kalmyks and Tuvans, their language, the lifestyle, the traditional art and Read the rest of this entry »

Geshe Wangyal

Geshe Wangyal Ngawang Wangyal [ De ]
(Wylie: Ngag-dbang Dbang-rgyal) (c. 1901-1983), popularly known as “Geshe Wangyal,” was a Buddhist priest and scholar of Kalmyk origin who was born in the Astrakhan province in southeast Russia sometime in 1901.

Geshe Wangyal was the youngest of four children and had chosen at age six to enter the monastery as a novice monk. After the Russian Civil War, Geshe Wangyal went to Lhasa, Tibet, where he studied at the Gomang College of Drepung Monastic University in Lhasa until 1935 when he decided to return to his homeland to obtain financial support to complete his studies. Read the rest of this entry »

In the capital of Kalmykia, and in the country are celebrating the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Dalai lama By tradition, the celebration of the birth of the leader of Buddhists the world, a mentor and teacher of the Kalmyk people of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the country are preparing in advance. Birthday of His Holiness has long been to Kalmyk event, which they considered to be one of the most important holidays. It has become well-established tradition widely celebrate the birth of his spiritual mentor, Master of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

On this day, early in the morning in the courtyard of the central buddhist temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni,” the monks held a ceremony of “Sangso.” In this ritual was attended by the laity, the vows, which they keep clean, consolidated, and those who have been violated by the rite “Sangso” restored. Completed the rite ritual offerings to deities. Read the rest of this entry »