The stress of becoming parents after only a year of knowing each other and being married was tearing Richie and Lamas apart.
Two Lamas were dispatched to the monastery, and returned after some time with bags of tsamba and a large raksang of boiling tea.
The Lamas nearer him gesticulated like madmen and urged him on again.
The lesser Lamas were bare-headed, and their hair was cropped.
By his side stood the two Lamas who had first entered with him.
The Lamas had dispersed, and people began to regard the very existence of the Lamasery as extremely compromised.
He says the Lamas are an order of priests among the Western Tartars.
On both sides of the approach to the altar were the low red benches for the Lamas and choir.
And who better than the Lamas could make peace between God and him?
There was not much danger, however, for the Lamas believe that their medical knowledge is much superior to that of Europeans.
"Buddhist priest of Mongolia or Tibet," 1650s, from Tibetan blama "chief, high priest," with silent b-. Related: Lamasery.