Tashi Lama

[ tah-shee lah-muh ]
/ ˈtɑ ʃi ˈlɑ mə /


any of a succession of Tibetan monks and spiritual leaders, second in importance only to the Dalai Lama.

Origin of Tashi Lama

after Tashi (Lumpo) name of monastery of which this Lama is abbot
Also called Bainquen Lama, Panchen Lama, Panchen Rimpoche.
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British Dictionary definitions for tashi lama

Tashi Lama
/ (ˈtɑːʃɪ ˈlɑːmə) /


another name for the Panchen Lama

Word Origin for Tashi Lama

from Tashi (Lumpo), the name of the Tibetan monastery over which this Lama presides
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