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  • noun Plural form of Dalai Lama.

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Examples

  • Dalai Lamas were traditionally both the political and spiritual leaders of Tibet, and the current Dalai Lama retains almost god-like status to most of his followers.

    Dalai Lama says he'll give up political role

  • The Fifth Dalai Lama, who assumed both the spiritual and temporal leadership of Tibet in the 17th century, personally denounced Dolgyal as a malevolent spirit that arose out of misguided intentions and is detrimental to the welfare of beings in general and the Tibetan government headed by the Dalai Lamas in particular.

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama���s Advice Concerning Dolgyal (Shugden)

  • The blessed Palden Lhamo thangka was brought (Palden Lhamo having been the main protector for the various Dalai Lamas since the time of Gendun Gyatso).

    Speech to the Second Gelug Conference

  • In my rooms at the top of the Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas, I spent countless hours as a child studying the behaviour of the red-beaked khyungkar which nested in the crevices of its walls.

    The Natural World

  • The blessed Palden Lhamo thangka was brought (Palden Lhamo having been the main protector for the various Dalai Lamas since the time of Gendun Gyatso).

    Gelug Conference

  • Some of the more conservative elements may have believed that the three monasteries should rule the Tibetan state and hence have resented the power and orientation of the last two Dalai Lamas.

    The Shuk-den Affair: Origins of a Controversy (Part II)

  • Dalai Lamas and are thereby knowingly showing nothing but scorn for the religious and political causes of Tibet and the kindness of the Dalai

    27 March 2006

  • Now this Jowo was traditionally one of the main deities that the Dalai Lamas would rely upon.

    Speech to the Second Gelug Conference

  • Since the time of the Omniscient Gendun Drup (the First Dalai Lama) there has been a special relation with him and he had become an exclusive protector (of the Dalai Lamas).

    Concerning Dholgyal with Reference to the Views of Past Masters and other Related Matters

  • Thus the claim that the practice of Shuk-den disrupts the functioning of the Dalai Lama institution becomes-special-character: footnote [67] But, as we saw earlier, a number of Nying-ma rituals are precisely the basis of the Dalai Lama institution as understood by the Fifth and the Fourteenth Dalai Lamas.

    The Shugden Affair: Origins of a Controversy (Part II)

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