Posts Tagged ‘Tuva’

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 »

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 »

International Forum “Buddhism: Philosophy of non-violence and compassion” will be held in Kalmykia

Central khurul Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni International Forum “Buddhism: Philosophy of non-violence and compassion” will be held in Kalmykia. September 22 to October 2, the main temple of Kalmykia, the only Buddhist republic in Europe, will open its doors to members of the International Forum scale “Buddhism: Philosophy of non-violence and compassion,” which is an initiative of shadzhin Kalmykia Lama Telo Tulku Rinpoche.

Away from Buryatia and Tuva, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Mongolia, Thailand, India and the United States will gather for a round table to discuss the vital problems of modern society, to a thoughtful decision today which calls on Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Read the rest of this entry »