Meaning of DALAI LAMA* in English

DALAI LAMA*

The bodhisattva who is the reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara , a.k.a. Chenrezig , the bodhisattva of Compassion. He is a single being who has been reincarnated 14 times as the Dalai Lama. See also lama . The Dalai Lama has always been a combination the chief spiritual leader and the chief political leader of Tibet. The present Dalai Lama lives in exile in Nepal; he remains spiritual leader of his people, even under their oppression by the Chinese government. For further information, click here

Buddhism English glossary.      Английский глоссарий буддизма.