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  • LAMA a religious teacher in Tibetan and Buryat-Mongolian Buddhism. May be used as a respectful title of the monk (nun) in order to emphasize their ...
  • NERPA fresh-water seal, one of the three species of freshwater seals in the world, endemic to Lake Baikal. A lot of seals lay on the shores of Ushkanyi Isla...
  • KHADAK a ritual long scarf, one of Buddhist symbols. Symbol of hospitality, purity and unselfishness of the giver, a sign of friendly and welcoming attitude ...
  • PETROGLYPHS images carved on stones and cliffs. May have very different subjects - ritual, memorial, land marking of interconnectivity with all possible
  • DATSAN (Mong. from Tibet. Datsan - "faculty") - Buddhist monastery in Baikal region. Originally Buddhist monasteries  in Buryatia...