Russian Winter Tour 2015

For the 23rd time since 1992, Lama Ole Nydahl and several hundred of his students traversed Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway in the middle of winter. Moscow greeted the travelling group with heavy snow and mild temperatures, as Lama Ole … Continued

25 years of lay Buddhism in Russia

The history of Buddhism in Russia goes back officially almost three centuries to 1741, when Empress Elizabeth decreed Buddhism to be one of the official Russian religions. Buddhism was present in the former Soviet Republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, … Continued