Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of lama.

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Examples

  • Among his patients were people of high and low degree, lamas from the great monastery, Tibetan and

    With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior

  • Nowadays, many so-called lamas have lost sight of this; the height of their teaching thrones and the elegance of their special hats do not reflect their inner state.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • Nowadays, many so-called lamas have lost sight of this; the height of their teaching thrones and the elegance of their special hats do not reflect their inner state.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • During the festival which follows, all these jubilant fathers go out of the village as a gaudily dressed procession, and form a circle round a picture of a yak, painted by the lamas, which is used as a target to be shot at with bows and arrows, and it is believed that the man who hits it in the centre will be blessed with a son in the coming year.

    Among the Tibetans

  • One of the most important of the winter religious duties of the lamas is the reading of the sacred classics under the roof of each householder.

    Among the Tibetans

  • As the lamas are the sole possessors of Tibetan letters, the great masses of the lay population being unable either to read or write, they were not over pleased with the thought of communicating their sacred language to "foreign devils," and we had great difficulty in persuading any one to teach us.

    With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior

  • During the festival which follows, all these jubilant fathers go out of the village as a gaudily dressed procession, and form a circle round a picture of a yak, painted by the lamas, which is used as a target to be shot at with bows and arrows, and it is believed that the man who hits it in the centre will be blessed with a son in the coming year.

    Among the Tibetans

  • One of the most important of the winter religious duties of the lamas is the reading of the sacred classics under the roof of each householder.

    Among the Tibetans

  • Rinpoche's delicate maneuvers -- remaining loyal to the Dalai Lama while obeying party dictates -- ultimately become impossible to perform as China asserts the right to name lamas, in effect, to secularize an ancient belief system.

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  • Rinpoche's delicate maneuvers -- remaining loyal to the Dalai Lama while obeying party dictates -- ultimately become impossible to perform as China asserts the right to name lamas, in effect, to secularize an ancient belief system.

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