Tibet
   Himalayan country with a long historical influence in the region, especially stretching northward into Buryatia and Mongolia and south into Nepal and India. Buddhist authorities, lamas, sometimes acted against shamans but at other times creatively blended elements of earlier Buddhist and shamanic traditions into distinctive new forms. Buddhism and Bön-po are sometimes considered to be distinct religions, but a more useful understanding is that Bön-po is one of the local, shamanic forms Buddhism takes in Tibet and its diaspora. Buddhism’s best-known ecstatic form, Tantra, is sometimes considered to be a form of shamanism. Geoffrey Samuel’s discussions of Tibetan religion are important not only for descriptions but also for their elucidation of appropriate academic approaches to these and other religious complexes.

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  • Tibet — Tibet …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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  • Tibet — • Includes information on geography, history, and missions Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tibet     Tibet     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tíbet — Tíbet. □ V. cabra del Tíbet. * * * El Tíbet (en tibetano བོད་, pód; en chino 西藏, Xīzàng) es una región autónoma del sudoeste de China, enclavada en el Asia Central, cuya capital es Lhasa. Conjunto de tierras de gran elevación (más de 4.500… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tibet — TIBÉT s.n. (înv.) Numele unei ţesături de lână. – Din germ. Tibet, fr. tibet. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  tibét s. n., (sorturi) pl. tibéturi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • Tìbet — m 1. {{001f}}geogr. autonomna pokrajina u sastavu Kine, glavni grad Lhasa 2. {{001f}}(tibet) lagana vunena jednobojna tkanina, izrađena u četveroveznom obostranom keperu od merino češljane vunene pređe …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • Tibet — Tìbet m DEFINICIJA 1. geogr. autonomna pokrajina u sastavu Kine, 1.221.600 km2, 2,2 mil. stan., glavni grad Lhasa 2. (tibet) lagana vunena jednobojna tkanina, izrađena u četveroveznom obostranom keperu od merino češljane vunene pređe …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Tibet — m. Tibet …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • Tíbet — ☛ V. cabra del Tíbet …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Tibet — Tibet, geköpertes kammwollenes, sich weich anfühlendes Zeug ohne glänzende Appretur …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tibet — said to be a corruption in Chinese or Arabic of Bod, indigenous name, of unknown origin. As an adjective in English, Tibetian is older (1747) but Tibetan (1822) is now the usual word …   Etymology dictionary

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