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  1. Lamas are monks or nuns.
  2. The Lamas were very frank and open with me, because the letter of the Hutuktu of Narabanchi won for me their confidence.


  1. Contains extensive illustrated documentation, Kalachakra calendar, mandala images, teachings by various Lamas, and links to discussion groups.
  2. Ossendowski related that several Mongol lamas had told him of Agharti, an underground kingdom beneath Mongolia, ruled by the King of the World.
  3. The objection commonly produced by lamas and western Buddhists, that Shambhala concerns a metaphysical and not a worldly institution, does not hold water.
  4. Most religious freedoms have been officially restored, provided the lamas do not challenge PRC rule.
  5. Our status as a KTC ensures that we continue to receive visits from the guiding lamas at KTD and other teachers.


  1. By the late 1990s, the campaign had been stepped up to divorce lamas in Tibet from their exiled leadership and bring them under official control.
  2. Khenpo Jikphun was born in Eastern Tibet to a family related to a number of famous lamas.


  1. The Dalai Lamas are said to be incarnations of the second Kulika, Pundarika.
  2. The other incarnations were self-declared or recognized by lamas outside the six main reincarnate lineages closely associated with the Karmapas.
  3. Today, the lineage is represented by His Holiness Phamchok Rinpoche in Nepal, the 7th incarnation of the Phamchok tulkus (reincarnate lamas).

Dalai Lama

  1. The Potala Palace, former residence of the Dalai Lamas, is a World Heritage Site, as is Norbulingka, former summer residence of the Dalai Lama.
  2. A remarkable film visiting the sacred sites of the Dalai Lamas in Tibet, a pilgrimage with translator and author Glenn Mullin.
  3. He lived in India for twenty-nine years, studying under his main teacher, Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpochey, and other lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  4. A group under the guidance of H.H. Dalai Lama and other Lamas that supports a number of charitable activities and Buddhist programs.
  5. Since then the name "Dalai Lama" has been used for all succeeding Dalai Lamas and was also applied to two predecessors of Sonam Gyaltso.


  1. His main guru was Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and further studied with more than 25 great lamas from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
  2. The previous Ling Rinpoches have been the teachers of three consecutive Dalai Lamas.
  3. For the past three years, I have been a student of one of the main lamas involved in the controversy, Shamar Rinpoche.
  4. The Karmapa soon gave some of the most precious and rare transmissions to thirteen particular Lamas, such as Kalu Rinpoche, Akong Tulku and Trungpa Rinpoche.
  5. Ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he has studied with a number of great lamas, including Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, and Tulku Ugyen Rinpoche.


  1. The Lamas went to Nepal in 1967, and over the next few years built Kopan and Lawudo Monasteries.
  2. He traveled extensively in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Burma, and Tibet, receiving initiations and teachings from high Kagyu and Nyingma lamas.

Karma Kagyu

  1. All of these younger lamas were in turn recognized by Urgyen Trinley himself, or by Karma Kagyu lamas aligned with him.
  2. Nenang Pawo Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist lama, considered to be one of the highest lamas of the Karma Kagyu sect.
  3. It is known in the history of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism that the Shamarpa lamas and the Karmapa lamas are regarded as inseparable.

Kagyu Lineage

  1. Rinpoche passed on this tradition to the major regents of the Karma Kagyu lineage as well as to many other lamas and tulkus.
  2. These three Lamas became instrumental in the preservation of the Kagyu lineage in the west and after the 16th Karmapa's passing.


  1. Includes basic teachings on Tibetan Buddhism, the Sakya lineages and Lamas.
  2. The Karmapas are the oldest lineage of tulkus, reincarnated lamas, in Tibetan Buddhism.
  3. And the majority of the Tibetan government officials and lamas with the three major monasteries opposed negotiations with Britain.


  1. If our eastern Kagyu lamas are not bought by the Chinese Communists, they are very welcome in our centers.
  2. The Directory of Centers provides contact information for Chagdud Gonpa lamas, centers, and practice groups.

Lamas Who

  1. If Dorje Shugden is bad, then all those Gelugpa lamas who engaged in the practice of Dorje Shugden are impure.
  2. Other lamas who accept the recognition are the Venerable Jigme Rinpoche (brother to Shamar Rinpoche and nephew to the 16th.


  1. Stephen Batchelor, a former Buddhist monk, studied under the guidance of Tibetan lamas and completed a three-year Zen training in Korea.
  2. BT: You and your wife Hannah were appointed as Lamas although you haven't done a three-year retreat.

Tibetan Lamas

  1. During the 50's and early 60's, Sangharakshita reputedly met and studied with, and indeed had 'deep friendships' with, several eminent Tibetan lamas.
  2. In the wake of the communist invasion in the 1950's, Tibetan lamas in exile have been invited to teach around the world.
  3. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, called for a meeting of the most senior Tibetan lamas at Varanasi, India in 1988.
  4. I ended up at Dharamsala, and made contact with Tibetan Lamas, and there was a course at the library in Dharamsala starting just then.
  5. For almost six centuries, the Dalai Lamas have served as the Tibetans' spiritual leader and have held secular power for almost half that time.

Incarnate Lamas

  1. In Part 4, Ray explains a variety of practices related to dying, incarnate lamas, and the retreat.
  2. It is the seat of the Trungpa tulkus, the line of incarnate lamas that heads Surmang.
  3. His Eminence the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, is one of Tibet’s highest and most respected incarnate lamas.

Great Lamas

  1. The Gyalwa Karmapas are unique among the great Lamas of Tibet, having reached full enlightenment centuries ago.
  2. H.H. the sixteenth Karmapa and many other great lamas accompanied them to participate in the discussions.
  3. Indeed, in 1953, he was to pass on the Chojur Lingpa teachings to Mindroling R inpoche, head of the Nyingma tradition and one of Tibet's "four great lamas".
  4. At Palpung Monastery, Kalu Rinpoche studied the teachings of the sutras and tantras, receiving both instruction and empowerments from many great lamas.

High Lamas

  1. Bring in high lamas to do powa and to do Jangwa purification.
  2. The Ninth Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche is the current incarnation of the Traleg tulku line, a line of high lamas in the Kagyu lineage of Tibet Buddhism.
  3. In the present absence of the Gyalwa Karmapa's incarnation four high lamas who were his disciples are acting as regents.


  1. He is supported by some lamas of the Sakya and Nyingma schools, and most of the Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.
  2. One claimant, Thaye Dorje, is supported by lamas including the Shamarpa, who is traditionally involved in identifying reincarnations of the Karmapa.


  1. The reincarnation is then brought to Lhasa to be trained by the other Lamas.
  2. Among his lamas at this time were the Gelugpa lama, Lozang Chokyi Gawa, and a Nyimgmapa lama, Shenga Chokyi Nangwa.
  3. The seat of the Karmapa lamas since the 1960s, Rumtek has been the subject of dispute for more than a decade.
  4. Neither Tenzin Delek nor the lamas he had recognized ever received official approval.
  5. The Karmapas are the holders of the Black Crown () and are thus sometimes known as the Black Hat Lamas.


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