Definitions for lamaismˈlɑ məˌɪz əm

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  1. Lamaism, Tibetan Buddhism(noun)

    a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lamaism(Noun)

    Tibetan Buddhism.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Lamaism(noun)

    a modified form of Buddhism which prevails in Thibet, Mongolia, and some adjacent parts of Asia; -- so called from the name of its priests. See 2d Lama

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  1. Lamaism

    Buddhism as professed in Thibet and Mongolia, or the worship of Buddha and his Dharma (q. v.); conceived of as incarnated in the Sangha (q. v.) or priesthood, and especially in the Grand Lama or Dalai Lama, the chief priest; a kind of hero-worship, or at all events saint-worship; long since sunk into mere idolatry (q. v.).

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