Kalmykia holds Buddhist rituals

On August 11, members of the Tilopa Buddhist Centre, as part of a pilgrimage, held ceremonies for the prosperity of Kalmykia.

The first rituals took place in the Lagan region, where believers visited the holy places of the Lagan land. In Tselinny region on the north of Kalmykia, rituals of Ganachakra and offerings to the Oirat sang were performed, and Ushnishavijaya, Vajravidarana, Prajnaparamita sutras were recited.

On the southern borders, the ceremonies were held in five holy places, including the village of Khomutnikovsky near the Hohan Derkin sum complex and on the top of the highest point of the Republic of Kalmykia, Sheret Mount. The rituals ended in the Priyutnensky district, where a golden drink was presented to the defenders and owners of the area.
The events were held with the blessing of the Shadzhin Lama of Kalmykia and with the direct participation of the monks of the Central Khurul "The Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni". In total, over 1000 prayers and mantras were recited. According to Buddhist tradition, offerings were made with white and sweet foods during the rituals.
Buddhist centre "Tilopa" was founded in 1991 and bears the name of the great Indian Maharishi, who was reborn as Shajin Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche. Today, the centre is actively involved in the spiritual life of Kalmykia.