China is home to a multiplicity of religious beliefs, with the world's three major religions - Buddhism, Catholicism and Islamism - all having large congregations, organizations and activity venues in the country. Buddhism in China mainly includes Han read more...
The reincarnation system for the Living Buddhas is the main point distinguishing tibetan Buddhism from other forms of Buddhism. What led to the introduction of the system?The term Living Buddha emerged in the early Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) when Emperor Ku read more...
Books on the history of Tibetan Buddhism record the following legend of how Buddhism spread to Tibet: On one particular day in the 5th century, Lhathothori Nyantzan, forefather of the Tubo Kingdom, was resting on the summit of Yungbolhakang. He suddenly f read more...
Khedrup Je, 1st Panchen LamaThe Panchen Lama (Tibetan:; Wylie: Pan-chen Bla-ma, simplified Chinese:班禅喇嘛/班禅额尔德尼; traditional Chinese:班禪喇嘛/班禪額爾德尼) is the highest ranking Lama after the Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa (Dge-lugs-pa) sect of Tibetan Buddhism (the se read more...