Samdhong Rinpoche

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At his home in Dharamshala, while being interviewed by the Editor of Tibet Sun in 2016
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With Tibetan students at a vocational school in India with the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile in 2007
Samdhong Rinpoche as the Special Envoy to the Dalai Lama to the funeral of Vaclav Havel on 23 December 2011 at Prague Castle Samdhong Rinpoche Lobsang Tenzin.JPG
Samdhong Rinpoche as the Special Envoy to the Dalai Lama to the funeral of Vaclav Havel on 23 December 2011 at Prague Castle

Samdhong Rinpoche (Tibetan: ཟམ་གདོང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་) is a Tibetan religious title. Rinpoche means "precious one". [1] The current Samdhong Rinpoche is Lobsang Tenzin, [2] who is considered by Tibetan buddhists to be the reincarnation of the 4th Samdhong Rinpoche.

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Rinpoche, also spelled Rimboche and Rinboqê, is an honorific term used in the Tibetan language. It literally means "precious one", and may be used to refer to a person, place, or thing--like the words "gem" or "jewel" . The word consists of rin(value) and po(nominative suffix) and chen(big).

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