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