Rinpoche or Rinboqê (Tibetan: རིན་པོ་ཆེ་, Wylie: rin-po-che, ZYPY: Rinboqê) is an honorific used in Tibetan Buddhism. It literally means "precious one," and is used to address or describe Tibetan lamas and other high-ranking or respected teachers. This honor is generally bestowed on reincarnated lamas, or Tulkus, by default. In other cases it is earned over time, and often bestowed spontaneously by the teacher's students.

Kang Rinpoche is the Tibetan name of Mount Kailash, sacred to Bön, Hinduism and Jainism as well as Buddhism. Kang Ri is a Tibetan expression for "snow peak" analogous to alp or himal.

Guru Rinpoche refers to Padmasambhava, the "Second Buddha", who brought Tantric Buddhism to Tibet.

Je Rinpoche refers to Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug School.

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Lama Gonpo Tseten - Artistic Accomplishments
... thangkas of Padmasambhava and Vajrakilaya, some of which he gave to Thinley Norbu Rinpoche ... Subsequently, the main figure of Guru Rinpoche of Lama Gönpo's painting was used as the cover for The Padmakara Translation Group's translation of ...
Changling Rinpoche XV - Recognition
... In 1985, Khabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Khabje Penor Rinpoche recognized Changling Rinpoche as the main tulku of Changchub Ling Monastery in the Ü-Tsang region of ... The news came to Rinpoche’s family in Kalimpong via a letter written by the Khabjes ... Rinpoche’s grandmother, surprised by the news, took it upon herself to look into the situation ...
Changling Rinpoche XV - Studies
... As an 11 year old boy, Rinpoche entered Shechen Monastery and was enthroned by Khyentse Rinpoche and ordained by Trulshik Rinpoche ... In the first year Rinpoche learned how to read and write Tibetan ... Shechen opened its philosophical college and Khyentse Rinpoche put Changling Tulku into the program when he was twelve, an age considerably younger than usual ...
Chamtrul Rinpoche
... Chamtrul Lobsang Gyatso is a rinpoche and teacher of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy ... traditions, his main Root Guru was His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche from the Nyingmapa School ... Chamtrul Rinpoche has been teaching for almost 20 years to thousands of monks and lay people around the world ...
Rinpoche - In Film
... The documentary films The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche (1992) and Unmistaken Child (2008) document the lengthy procedure of searching for and finding the reincarnation, or ...