Dalai Lama

Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Dalai Lama: Buddhism

Da·lai La·ma

 (dä′lī lä′mə)
The traditional temporal head of the dominant sect of Buddhism in Tibet and Mongolia, revered by Tibetan Buddhists as the living incarnation of the bodhisattva of compassion.

[Tibetan : Mongolian dalai, ocean + Tibetan bla-ma, monk (so called because he is known as the ocean of compassion); see lama.]

Dalai Lama

(ˈdælaɪ ˈlɑːmə)
1. (Buddhism) (until 1959) the chief lama and ruler of Tibet
2. (Biography) born 1935, the 14th holder of this office (1940), who fled to India (1959): Nobel peace prize 1989
3. (Biography) born 1935, the 14th holder of this office (1940), who fled to India (1959): Nobel peace prize 1989
[from Mongolian dalai ocean; see lama]

Da•lai La•ma

(ˈdɑ laɪ ˈlɑ mə)
1. the title for the traditional ruler and chief monk of Tibet.
2. (Tenzin Gyatso), born 1935, Tibetan religious and political leader, in exile since 1959: the Dalai Lama since 1940; Nobel peace prize 1989.
[< Mongolian, =dalai ocean + lama a celibate priest]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dalai Lama - chief lama and once ruler of TibetDalai Lama - chief lama and once ruler of Tibet  
lama - a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
dalai láma

Dalai Lama

[ˈdælaɪˈlɑːmə] NDalai Lama m
References in periodicals archive ?
While the Dalai Lama found shelter in India, New Delhi has often been careful to avoid showing him official support.
Gere was spotted along with several foreigners and monks at the Mahabodhi temple when the Dalai Lama offered prayers on Saturday.
We demand that India stops using the Dalai Lama to do anything that undermines China's interests and we also demand that the Indian side does not hype sensitive issues between the two countries," spokesperson Hua Chunying said.
Speaking to Oliver at his residence in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala Sunday, the Dalai Lama hinted he might be the last reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, which is the highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism.
The Italian newspaper La Stampa quoted the Dalai Lama on Monday as saying that dialogue with Islamic State, which has seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, was vital to ensuring peace.
During his reign, the Dalai Lama has seen his homeland -- the world's largest and highest plateau -- lose its independence to China.
Dalai Lama walks up to a hot dog seller and tells him to "make me one with everything".
The Dalai Lama is the Chinese government's rival for the support of the people of Tibet.
China objects to foreign leaders meeting with the Dalai Lama because of his quest for greater Tibetan autonomy from Beijing.
The Dalai Lama, in an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, said the tradition of the post could end with him, adding the Tibetan Buddhism was not dependent on a single person.
This year, the Central Tibetan Administration wants to extend our thanks to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his wonderful leadership and contribution to the Tibetan cause and also to the religious harmony and promotion of human values.
Her remarks came after the White House said Obama will meet the Dalai Lama on Friday in the White House residence's Map Room in his capacity as a respected religious and cultural leader.