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Words You Should Know

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dalailama.jpg (12360 bytes)Dalai Lama- the governmental head of Tibet, and religious leader of Tibet. While China is occupying Tibet the Dalai Lama is living in India where he is able to practice his religion. He is also called His Holiness.

Mandala- A mandala is a source of meditation that the Tibetans use to show your soul and trying to get to the center or to show the universe and everything that is in it.

Tibet- Tibet is in the Himalayas near Mt. Everest. In the present time, China is occupying Tibet. Tibet is the main area for Buddhism.

The First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine was to inform people about how Tibetan medicine works. There will be different stations to work with. Pro Cultura has been working on this project for about three years. Hopefully you will enjoy this and I wish I could be there.
By Mariana

Buddha Siddhartha Gotama, Indian mystic, founder of Buddhism, achieved supreme enlightment

Buddhism   a religion that originated in Northern India

Cattle  a group of mammals that includes cows, steers, oxen and bulls

Conduct is how you act

Diagnosis  when the doctor finds the cause of a disease

Ganesh   one of the Hindu gods that is being taught by the Healing    Buddha

Gong  percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck
with a padded drum stick.

Healing Buddha one who has achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightnment in accordance with the teaching of Buddha

Himalaya Mountains   mountain range in south-central Asia,  extending over 1,500 miles, including Mount Everest

Irrestible impossible to resist, overwhelming

Lama  spiritual teacher, guru

Lhasa  a city in Tibet

Meditation  mental activity, to reflect on

Monastery  the dwelling place of a community of monks

Monk  man who is a member of a religious community living in        a monastery

Nirvana a place in your mind where everything is is perfect

Organs  a part of your body that does a special job

Panchen Lama  the reincarnation of the 5th Dalai Lama's teacher

Patients  another word for a person that is sick and being treated by a  doctor

Physician a doctor

Reincarnation   rebirth of a soul in another body

Thangkas  another word for paintings

Treatise  writings on a subject that cover every detail


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