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  • Ubush Darzhinov, About the Power of Tibetan Mantras and Buddhism 

    Churyumov, Anton (2017-03-24)
    Ubush says he goes to Buddhist temples in order to recharge himself with positive energy. He believes that the length of any Tibetan mantra is the same as that of the wave of a human bio-field. When a person falls ill, ...
  • Sangadzhi Kononov, Buddhism in Kalmykia 

    Churyumov, Anton; Kovaeva, Bair (2016-12-25)
    Sangadzhi says that people sometimes have problems that can be resolved neither by modern medicine nor by science, but by Kalmyk rituals. Despite the deportation of the Kalmyk nation and the decades-long repression of ...
  • Sanal Mukubenov, Buddhism: History, Monasteries, Sacred Places, and Monastic Dress 

    Churyumov, Anton (2016-04-14)
    Sanal is originally from the village of Ketchenery in Kalmykia. He is from the Bagshin Shevnr clan. In 2001 at the age of 17 he became a monk. He made this decision after reading extensively about Buddhism and long ...
  • Oleg Mandzhiev, religion and Religious Dissidence in the Soviet Period 

    Churyumov, Anton (2016-10-10)
    When Oleg was a student in Moscow, he got to know an underground religious organization. One day Oleg heard from his friend about a religious sermon to be held outside of Moscow at 11 pm. Oleg took an electric train, which ...

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