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  • Telo Tulku Rinpoche, About Altars 

    Churyumova, Elvira (2017-02-25)
    Telo Tulku: In my belief system there are many deities. On my altar, in the middle, is the image or statue of Buddha. Then I have Manjushri, Amitayus – Buddha of longevity, then Green Tara – Bodhisattva of activity. I do ...
  • Sangadzhi Kononov, Buddhist Prayer Beads 

    Churyumov, Anton; Kovaeva, Bair (2016-12-25)
    Prayer beads have special dividers that divide the beads into 7, 21 and 33. Apart from using in prayers, the Kalmyks also keep beads as amulets that are believed to have strong energy. After prayers, old people often bless ...
  • Sangadzhi Kononov, About a Home Altar 

    Churyumov, Anton; Kovaeva, Bair (2016-12-23)
    There are many arguments as to how to correctly organize domestic altars. Since different people have different living conditions, there cannot be a single rule regarding altars. In principal, an altar should be in the ...
  • Sanan Matvenov, How to Organize a Home Altar 

    Churyumov, Anton (2016-07-19)
    Sanan is an administrator at the Central Temple in Elista. He gives the following advice to the pious. Traditionally, an altar should face south. The altar at the Central Temple also faces south. This tradition originated ...

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