Panchen Lama

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Pan·chen La·ma

 (pän′chən lä′mə)
Tibetan Buddhism's second highest lama, below the Dalai Lama.

[Tibetan paṇchen bla-ma : paṇchen, great scholar (Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ, scholar; see pundit + Tibetan chen-po, great) + Tibetan bla-ma, monk; see lama.]
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Panchen Lama

(Buddhism) one of the two Grand Lamas of Tibet, ranking below the Dalai Lama. Also called: Tashi Lama
[from Tibetan panchen, literally: great jewel, from the title of the lama (in full: great jewel among scholars)]
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Ta•shi La•ma

(ˈtɑ ʃi ˈlɑ mə)
a Tibetan monk and spiritual leader second in rank to the Dalai Lama.
Also called Panchen Lama.
[after Tashi (Lumpo), the monastery of which this Lama is abbot]
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Noun1.Panchen Lama - the lama next in rank to the Dalai Lama
lama - a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
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In 1713, the Qing government bestowed upon the fifth Panchen, the other high-ranking religious leader in Tibetan Buddhism, a gold album and a gold seal to validate the title of "Panchen Erdeni".
(16.) The Biography of Panchen Erdeni (in Chinese), p.