Tibetan buddhism part2 - |Tibet|tibetan|buddhism|cultural|

  WEST CHINA TRAVEL SERVICE,  WEST CHINA TOUR OPERATOR,  Intowestchina Holiday,  www.intowestchina.com  
    CHENGDU UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SERVICE CO.LTD,  CHENGDU INTOWESTCHINA BUSINESS SERVICE CO. LTD  
 

Intowestchina MICE
 About Us
 Conference Planning
 Exhibition Arrangement
 Incentive Tour
 Hotel & Banquet
 Car and Coach Rental
 Simultaneous Interpreting
 Entertainment & Recreation
 Photographer Service
 Team Building Activity
China Panorama Tour
 China Panorama Tour
 Sichuan Tibet Tour
 Sichuan Yunnan Tour
 Sichuan Chongqing Tour
 Qinghai Tibet Tours
 Silk Road Adventure
 China Birding Tour
Intowestchina Holiday
 Giant Panda Tour
 Sichuan Travel/Tour
 Jiuzhaigou Travel/Tour
 Kham Exploration Tour
 Overland Adventure
 Sichuan Trekking Tour
Intowestchina Travel Guide
 Sichuan Travel Guide
 Kham Travel Guide
 Yunnan Travel Guide
 Tibet Travel Guide
 Qinghai Travel Guide
 Chongqing Travel Guide
 Silk Road Travel Guide
Intowestchina Hotel Booking
 Sichuan Hotel Booking
 Kham Hotel Booking
 Tibet Hotel Booking
 Yunan Hotel Booking
 Qinghai Hotel Booking
 Chongqing Hotel Booking
 Silk Road Hotel Booking
Intowestchina Photo Gallery
 Sichuan Photo Gallery
 Kham Photo Gallery
 Yunan Photo Gallery
 Tibet Photo Gallery
 Qinghai Photo Gallery
 Chongqing Photo Gallery
 Silk Road Photo Gallery
Search
Why choose
Intowestchina Holiday is Your reliable west China travel service, provide west China tour packages includes Sichuan tour, Kham tour, Tibet tour, Yunan tour and Silk road adventure  etc. Besides classic package tours, it is especially in small-group customized tour and adventure travel in China west.
Subscribe & Win
Simply by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter (packed with hot tips, great stories and hot-off-the-press news), you can win an Intowestchina Holiday - one given away each month!
Links
Links
Hotels / Flights


TRAVEL TO MYSTERIOUS WEST CHINA,  EXPLORE THE AMAZING TIBETAN AND CHINESE CULTURE ! 

Cell phone: +86 13880237325  
+86 13880668408
E-mail: fanmartin8848@hotmail.com  
   
Booking China tour with your reliable tour operator !!

Call : 0086 28
13880668408

 intowestchina >> China Tour Packages >> Sichuan Tibet Tour >> Tibet Buddhism and Religious activities
 
Tibetan buddhism part2
Online Enquire Form

Tibet Buddhism
 
 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
Tibet Buddhism, also called Lamaism, formed in the 10th century, however Buddhism was introduced into Tibet in the 7th century under the reign of King Songtsen Gampo (?- 649 or 650 AD). He married Nepalese Princess and Chinese Princess who were both Buddhists and brought with them many Buddhist scriptures and statues. Then Buddhism started to mingle with Tibet culture, however during Landama's (or Lang Darma) reign, Buddhism was banned and demolition began before it was restored in the second transmission in the 10th century. Then Tibetan Buddhism established and gradually became dominant in Tibet and spread into neighboring provinces and countries. And later Tibetan Buddhism gradually split into different sects and gained political influence.

Tibet Buddhism is based on Madhyamika and Yogacara and belongs to the Mahayana school. It also utilizes the symbolic ritual practices of Tantric Buddhism (Vajrayana) and incorporates features of the indigenous Tibetan Bon religion in competition with it. It is much more mystical than other forms of Buddhism due to Tantric and Bon influence, strong relying on mudras (ritual postures), mantras (sacred speech), yantras (sacred art) and secret initiation rites.

Tibetan Buddhism has many sects and subsects and the following five are the most influential ones.

Nyingmapa, the Ancient Ones, began around 750 with Padmambhava. Its name means "old", since it was the oldest Buddhist sect in Tibet. Because Nyingmapa lamas wear red robes and hats, it was also called Red sect. It has a loose organization and focuses on mantra practice. Its lamas can be married and usually live in small groups. The sect remains much more indigenous Bon religion features than the other sects. Nyingmapa lamas believe that one's mind is pure and through the Buddhist cultivation to prevent disturbances outside, one can be Buddha. Another feature of this sect is it has maximum deities compared with other sects. Famous Nyingmapa monasteries include Mindroling Monastery and Dorje Drak Monastery. The former is well known for its Tibetan calligraphy.

Kahdampa means that Buddha's deeds and tuitions should be doctrines of cultivation. It is Atisha's lineage. Its tradition lays stress on the scriptures and discipline and emphasizes only a few outstanding ones can be imparted with Tantra. Kahdampa believes samsara and retribution, so it developed rapidly. Comparatively, its Yoga and Tantra remain pure. Its main monastery is Nechung Monastery, hegumen of which were once the regents of the Tibetan government when Dalai Lamas were young. Later this sect converts to Gelugpa.

Kagyupa began from great teachers, Marpa and Milarepa. Kagyupa means "to teach orally" and focus on Tantric cultivation. Since Marpa and Milarepa wore white robes, this sect is also called White sect. This sect stresses combination of practise of quasi-qigong and Buddhism satori. It also advocates asceticism and obedience from which to get cultivation. Its doctrines are unique. One important contribution of Kagyupa was the establishment of tulku (incarnation lama) system, in which an existing lama can provide clues of his incarnation lama. Kagyupa's principal shrine is Tsurphu Monastery, which is the traditional seat of Karmapa lama.

Sakyapa arose in 1073 at Sakya Monastery after which it was named. The sect later governed Tibet for a period. Since the wall of the monastery was painted with red, white and black strips, it was called Colorful sect colloquially. Sakyapa's doctrines persuade people to do good deeds to gain good incarnation in next samsara, to discard all temporal desires to get relieved from pain.

Gelugpa, the order of Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama, also called Yellow sect since they wear yellow hats, began with Tsong Khapa, a great Buddhist reformer, in 1407. It absorbed Kahdampa and carried on Atisha's tradition. It stresses strict discipline and study of scriptures. Its successful reform made it dominant in Tibet after the 17th century, leaving other sects to play a minor role. It has 6 main monasteries, named Ganden Monastery, Ta'er Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Labrang Monastery, Sera Monastery and Tashilhunpo Monastery.

 

    Relative Links:
    Tibetan Taboo
    Tibetan Sky Burial
    Tibetan Dancing and Songs
    Tibet Opera
    Tibetan buddhism part2
    Tibetan Buddhism part1
Link to us | Print This Page | Send To Friend | Bookmark This Page | Travelog | Testimonial | Sitemap | Disclaimer/Privacy

China Tour jiuzhaigou travel chinabirding tour Sichuan Tour kham Tour Tibet Tour Yunnan Tour Qinghai Tour Jiuzhaigou Tour Silk Road Adventure Tour
China Travel Guide Sichuan Travel Guide kham Travel Guide Tibet Travel Guide Yunnan Travel Guide Qinghai Travel Guide
Jiuzhaigou Travel Guide Silk Road Travel Guide China Trip Sichuan Trip Kham Trip Tibet Trip Yunnan Trip
Qinghai Trip Jiuzhaigou Trip Silk Road Trip China Holiday Jiuzhaigou Holiday Kham Holiday Tibet Holiday
www.intowestchina.com Intowestchina Holiday
Tel:+86 13880668408 Fax: +86 28 66476366
Cell phone:+86 13880237325 E-mail: fanmartin8848@hotmail.com
Copyright © 2006 Intowestchina Holiday Travel Company
Add: 8F SHUNJI MASSION,, 252# SHUNCHENG STREET,QINGYANG DISTRICT CHENGDU CITY. Zip code: 610017.
PageRank