Vocabulary

  • MANDALA a sacred image or schematic design, used in Buddhist and Hindu religious practices. It is a geometric structure of the complex, which is interpreted a...
  • BOOZY traditional Buryat dish, minced (or chopped) meat wrapped in dough and steamed. Nowadays BOOZY are extremely popular and cooked in almost every...
  • TSAM (from Mongolian, Tib. Cham, Bur. Himself) - a solemn religious service performed annually in the open air in the Buddhist monasteries (datsans)...
  • DZHAMSARAN (var: Zhamsaran) - pre-Buddhist Tibetan and Mongolian god of war. He was inducted into the pantheon of wrathful (or enraged) deities by...
  • KHUVARAK a person who wants to become a monk, usually a teenager studying in a monastery and serving senior lamas.