Did you know that there is a european "buddhist" republic?

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Hanzze
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Did you know that there is a european "buddhist" republic?

Postby Hanzze » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:47 am

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Kalmykia is a steppe region in the south of European Russia and the only European Buddhist republic.

Very tibeten :smile:
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Did you know that there is a european "buddhist" republic?

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:04 am

Yes, I did, actually.
I watched a documentary some years ago.
It looks like an interesting place but I am not sure I want to live there.
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Ben
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Re: Did you know that there is a european "buddhist" republic?

Postby yawares » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:29 pm

Hanzze wrote:
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Kalmykia is a steppe region in the south of European Russia and the only European Buddhist republic.

Very tibeten :smile:

Dear Hanzze,
I really like the temple..quite exotic/beautiful/peaceful :heart:
The only Bho tree there is so amazing to survive the cruel winter!! :namaste:
yawares :thumbsup:


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