The Stereotypes Of Tibetan Buddhism

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Unlike many other children in China, I received a Buddhist upbringing, and spent altogether 8 months in Tibet studying traditional Tibetan Buddhism at the age of 12. One thing I learned from this surreal experience is that it’s not enough just to pray and to read the Buddhist scriptures aloud like quite a number of believers do in Mainland, China. I noticed that Lamas (Tibetan monks) would not only practice Buddhism, but also respect and even research on other religions other than Buddhism. Regardless of the stereotypes about its esoteric and even mysterious doctrines, Tibetan Buddhism is very interesting and appealing to learn and is full of vivid stories. The thoughts conveyed and the stories embedded in What the Buddha Taught are practically
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