The Grand Lama

Related to The Grand Lama: Dalai Lama
the supreme pontiff in the lamaistic hierarchy. Until the Chinese occupied Tibet he resided in Lhasa, but now (1998) is in exile. See Lamaism.

See also: Lama

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.
On the 15th day of the 8th Tibetan month, the fourth Dalai Lama Yonten Gyatso ascended to the Lion Throne of the Ganden Phodrang at the great monastic seat of Drepung Monastery, amid the grand lama procession monks from Sera, Drepung and other countless monasteries in the vicinity of Lhasa (26).