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What is the difference between Tibetan Buddhism and Buddhism?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Oct 10, 2019

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F. Hope

F. Hope

Answered on Oct 10, 2019

Buddhism is a religion that includes several practices, traditions, and beliefs. This religion has been divided into the various sects, and of which the Tibetan sect is part of it. The Buddhism religion found its basis from the teaching of Siddhartha Gautama, who is famously known as Gautama Buddha. Gautama is said to have lived in Nepal and India between 563 and 483 BC. Buddhism is majorly based on the four noble truths of suffering or the teachings that were firstly taught by Buddha after reaching Nirvana.

On the other hand, Tibetan Buddhism is also referred to as Lamaism. This is also one of the sects of Buddhism found in some regions of India, northern Nepal, Bhutan, and the Himalayas, which are referred to as Tibet. The religion of Bhutan's state is Tibetan Buddhism. This religion consists of both animistic and shamanistic elements. Their belief is in the reincarnation of Panchen Lama and Dalai Lama.

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E. Stanley

E. StanleyTechnical writer, Indianapolis
Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered on Sep 10, 2019

Buddhism has been divided into many sects with different beliefs, traditions, and practices. Buddhism is generally based upon the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who is popularly known as Gautama Buddha. In Buddhism, there is no single text that is universally referred to or accepted by all the sects. Buddist scholars refer to Vinaya Pitaka and the first four Nikayas of Sutta Pitaka as the essential teaching of all traditions.

Tibetan Buddhism is the Buddist sect, which is mainly found in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist trust in the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet. Tibetan Buddhism has four traditions, such as Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug. Tibetan Buddhism is the most well known and respected religion next to Christianity.

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L. Bonadio

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L. BonadioTeacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo
Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered on Aug 23, 2019

One of the biggest misconceptions of people is assuming that all types of Buddhism are the same. This is not true at all. Tibetan Buddhism usually has a lot of practices that are built around different Vajrayana practices. This type of Buddhism is actually popular because of Dalai Lama who is well-known in different parts of the world.

This type of Buddhism also mixes Shamanic and Tantric. Buddhism. Traditional Buddhism usually focused on meditation. They also believe in nirvana which can be translated into heaven for people who are practicing other religions. They believe that people can reach this state when they reach a certain level of meditation and understanding.

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