tulku

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tulku (plural tulkus)

  1. In Tibetan Buddhism, a high-ranking lama who can choose the manner of his or her rebirth.
    • 2009 April 25, Edward Wong, “Senior Tibetan Cleric Faces Prison in China”, New York Times:
      The abbot is considered a tulku by Tibetans and called a living Buddha in Chinese — an especially revered figure who is believed to be the essence of a prominent religious leader.

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tulku m

  1. accusative singular form of tulks
  2. instrumental singular form of tulks
  3. genitive plural form of tulks