Rinpoche

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Tibetan: རིན་པོ་ཆེ      Chinese: 仁波切

Rinpoche means “precious one” or “jewel”.

In Tibetan Buddhism, it is a way of showing respect when addressing those recognized as reincarnated, respected, learned and/or an accomplished Lamas or teachers of the Dharma. It is also used as an honorific for abbots of monasteries.

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