the Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia, a Mahayana form including non-Buddhist Indian elements as well as elements of the preexisting Bön shamanism.
- La·ma·ist, noun
- La·ma·is·tic, adjective
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How to use Lamaism in a sentence
The high priest and ruler of Tibet, and the head of the religion known as Lamaism.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 1 (of 10) | James Edward Parrott
Its religion is a debased Lamaism and idolatry, which replace the high moral teaching of Buddha.Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly
But Lamaism has already done that in another way, by killing the vigour and warlike temper of the people.A Wayfarer in China | Elizabeth Kendall
Chinese Government, projects of railways in Yunnan, 29;said to encourage Lamaism in Mongolia, 282.A Wayfarer in China | Elizabeth Kendall
This is the truth 243of Grand Lamaism; the ‘discoverability’ is the only error here.
British Dictionary definitions for Lamaism
the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia: See also Dalai Lama
- Lamaist, noun, adjective
- Lamaistic, adjective
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