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Lamaism

(from Tibetan lama [or blama], “superior one”). Form of Mahayana Buddhism (see Buddhism, 1) first introd. into Tibet in the 7th c.; became distinctive Lamaism in the 8th c.; reintrod. in the 10th c.; reformed in the 14th c.; expanded to include temporal power; spread into Mongolia and Manchuria. The Dalai Lama was exiled from Lhasa, capital of Tibet, and fled to India 1959; est. an exile “capital” at Dharmsala, Punjab. The Tashi Lama (or Pan-ch'en Lama) was removed to Peking 1965 by Communist China.


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