(In Tibetan Buddhism) an incarnate lama or highly respected religious teacher (often used as an honorific title).
- If the lama is a high Rinpoche or your own teacher, it is customary to prostrate three times upon arriving and once when leaving.
- Like the Tibetan Rinpoches say: Treat your own mind with loving kindness, then you will be gentle with others.
- These masters, known as ‘Rinpoches’, are at the heart of Tibetan Buddhist culture.
Tibetan, literally 'precious jewel'.
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