Definition of Lamaism in English:

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Lamaism

Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːməɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun]
The system of doctrine and observances inculcated and maintained by lamas; Tibetan Buddhism.
Example sentences
  • The main religion is Lamaism, which is the Yellow Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Chinese officials did, however, try to conciliate the nomads by promoting Tibetan Lamaism, the religion of the Mongols.
  • In some pastoral areas, the Ewenki believe in Lamaism, the Tibetan form of Buddhism adopted by the majority of Mongols.

Derivatives

Lamaist

Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːməɪst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The Chinese Emperor was the highest patron of Lamaist Buddhism - a concept which allowed the Emperor to think of the Dalai Lama as his client, and the Dalai Lama to think of the Emperor as his disciple.
  • Scroll paintings called tanka that depicted the various gods and saints of Lamaist Buddhism decorated every temple.
  • There is also a religious justification for the ban in this staunchly Lamaist Buddhist kingdom.

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