Buddhist Festivals

Buddha Purnima: Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the Buddha, is celebrated in April/May. Referred as the Saga Dasa in Sikkimese and Vishakha Puja in the Theravada tradition, it is the most important of all the Buddhist festivals. Fa-Hien, the...

Buddhism

The history of Buddhism spans almost over a period of 2500 years since its origin in India, being founded by Gautama Buddha in the 5th century B.C. Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama or Sakhyamuni in a royal family around 544 B.C. in Lumbini in Nepal. Prince...

Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism, also called ‘Lamaism’, is a predominant religion of Tibet, Mongolia and other parts of the world. In India it is practised by over 120,000 Tibetans in their different settlements at Dharamshala, Kushalnagar (Karnataka), Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh,...

Schools or Sects of Tibetan Buddhism

Nyingma Sect : The Nyingma (‘The Ancient Ones’), also known as the Red Hats, is the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism, being foundedin C 820. It is based on a lineage of teachings and traditions introduced during the reigns of the Buddhist Kings of the...
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