What is Dalai Lama?

  • (noun): Chief lama and once ruler of Tibet.
    Synonyms: Grand Lama

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Sino-Mongolian word dalai meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ bla-ma (with a silent "b") meaning "guru, teacher".

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Dalai Lama - Future of The Position
... Qianlong Emperor instituted a system of selecting the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama by a lottery that used a golden urn with names wrapped in clumps of barley ... In 1995, the Dalai Lama chose to proceed with the selection of the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama without the use of the Golden Urn, while the Chinese government ... This has led to two rival Panchen Lamas Gyaincain Norbu as chosen by the Chinese government's process, and Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as chosen by the Dalai Lama ...
Serfdom In Tibet Controversy - Human Rights in Tibet - Prior To 1950
... punishment until being declared illegal in 1913 by a proclamation of the 13th Dalai Lama ... In this same reform, the Dalai Lama banned capital punishment, making Tibet one of the first countries to do so (preceding, for instance, Switzerland, Britain ... The 14th Dalai Lama's brother Jigme Norbu reports that, along with these reforms, living conditions in jails were improved, with officials being designated ...
Lobsang Sangay - Governmental Career
... On 10 March 2011, the Dalai Lama proposed changes to the exile charter which would remove his position of authority within the organisation and devolve his political power to ... there was “a high level of anxiety among Tibetans” over the Dalai Lama's decision to relinquish his own political authority ... In a statement at the time, the Dalai Lama referred to Lobsang Sangay as Sikyong and the title was officially changed from Kalön Tripa to Sikyong in September, 2012 ...
Tharpa Publications - Kelsang Gyatso
... Three of his published works contained forewords by previous Ganden Tripas and the Dalai Lama ... The Dalai Lama contributed a foreword to Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition, while Trijang Rinpoche and Ling Rinpoche (who each held the position of Ganden Tripa) also provided forewords for his ...
... government in the 1930s, following the death of the 13th Dalai Lama ... He came from an aristocratic family with a history of service to the 5th Dalai Lama his father was a Major (Rupön) in the Tibetan Army and he was an Accountant of the 6th rank in the Accountant ... The Dalai Lama sent him to England and several European nations to supervise four Tibetan students and to act as ambassador at large for Tibet ...

Famous quotes containing the word lama:

    And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
    Bible: New Testament Matthew, 27:46.

    The words of Jesus were anticipated in Psalms 22:1.