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    Quite soon the temple became a Belgrade's landmark - it became an attraction for Serbs as well as for foreigners arriving from abroad. In 1930 it was referred to in "Belgrade Guide'', and a year later the street was renamed to 'Buddhist street'.
   The monks  were the leaders of the religious as well as secular life of the Belgrade Kalmyks. Tibetan Buddhism, also known as Lamaism,  places special emphasis on the role of the lama, a monk-preceptor. A lama is a spiritual leader  who knows how man can save himself  from suffering and   only how can bring Buddha's  teaching to the hearts and minds  of the initiated. 
   The news about Belgrade Temple spread all around the Buddhist world. The contacts have been established with Maha Bodhi Society and other similar organizations. One of these was 'Himalayan Institute' from India, whose president Nicholas Roerich presented to the Temple a thanka from an old Tibetian monastery (1930). By 1944 there were 16 thankas. Most of them were the presents of Far -Eastern embassies.
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