Definition of Lamaism in English:

Lamaism

noun

mass noun
  • The system of doctrine and observances inculcated and maintained by lamas; Tibetan Buddhism.

    • ‘In the 16th century they were converted to Lamaism.’
    • ‘In some pastoral areas, the Ewenki believe in Lamaism, the Tibetan form of Buddhism adopted by the majority of Mongols.’
    • ‘The Uygurs, Huis, Uzbeks, and Kazaks are Muslims whereas the Mongolians generally believe in the Yellow sect of Lamaism.’
    • ‘We then went to The Palace of Heavenly Tranquility where sacrifices were made to the Gods of Manchos and Lamaism.’
    • ‘The Dongba culture or ancient Naxi culture combines elements of Lamaism, Buddhism and Taoism.’
    • ‘Chinese officials did, however, try to conciliate the nomads by promoting Tibetan Lamaism, the religion of the Mongols.’
    • ‘Mahayana Buddhism combined with the native Tibetan religion to create a new form of Buddhism, called Lamaism.’
    • ‘The main religion is Lamaism, which is the Yellow Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.’
    • ‘Finally, on the 3rd of March, the group departed Hoten and on the 26th they arrived at the towns of Koyafu and nearby Oyafu, both of which are centers of Lamaism.’

Pronunciation

Lamaism

/ˈlɑːməɪz(ə)m/