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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.]

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)]

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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The Chinese government designated Chadrel Rinpoche, the senior abbot in the Tashilunpo monastery, the headquarters of the Panchen Lamas located 120 miles west of the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa, to begin the search.
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Unless we guard our own country, it will now happen that the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lamas, the Father and the Son, and all the revered holders of the Faith, will disappear and become nameless.
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