from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Tibetan Buddhism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A modified form of Buddhism which prevails in Tibet, Mongolia, and some adjacent parts of Asia; -- so called from the name of its priests. See 2d lama.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A corrupted form of Buddhism prevailing in Tibet and Mongolia, which combines the ethical and metaphysical ideas of Buddhism with an organized hierarchy under two semi-political sovereign pontiffs (see lama), an elaborate ritual, and the worship of a host of deities and saints.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism
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