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  • Tatyana Lidzhieva, About Gal Tyalgn and Clan Rituals 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Tatyana talks about her understanding of clan rituals. According to her, Buddhism explains the working of the world. Buddhism also teaches us about the existence of several realms. By performing clan rituals people make ...
  • Sanan Matvenov, About Rituals Involving Animal Sacrifice 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Lama Sanan says that it is during gal tyalgn rituals that people make animal sacrifice, which is sin in itself (kilnts). According to him, this is a remnant of shamanism. Sanan says that there is a sutra about one non-Buddhist ...
  • Sanan Matvenov, About Gal Tyalgn 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Lama Sanan briefly explains the structure of a gal tyalgn ritual. He says that in Kalmykia gal tyalgn is a popular ritual and it is performed on various occasions, including weddings, in order to bring happiness, heal sick ...
  • Khongor Bryugidikov, About Clan Rituals 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Khongor relays a story about how he participated in a ritual of gal tyalgn (fire ritual). When three members of his clan died in a short space of time, a lama advised that the family members perform a fire ritual. The ...

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