Grand Lama


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Grand Lama

n.
Either of two traditionally reincarnating high lamas of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama or the Panchen Lama.

Grand Lama

n
(Buddhism) either of two high priests of Lamaism, the Dalai Lama or the Panchen Lama

Da•lai La•ma

(ˈdɑ laɪ ˈlɑ mə)
n.
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]
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Noun1.Grand Lama - chief lama and once ruler of TibetGrand Lama - chief lama and once ruler of Tibet  
lama - a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
References in classic literature ?
Aunt Ablewhite would listen to the Grand Lama of Thibet exactly as she listens to Me, and would reflect his views quite as readily as she reflects mine.
Khalkha Mongols had proclaimed independence of Outer Mongolia and ceremonially enthroned Jetsun Dampa, the Grand Lama of Urga, as Mongolia's sovereign ruler on 29 December 1911.
At the Board of Health he was attacked as `the autocrat, pope, grand lama of sanitary reform' and he made so many enemies in Westminster and Whitehall that Lord Palmerston pensioned him off in 1854.