Rinpoche, also Rimboche, also Rinboqê (Tibetan: རིན་པོ་ཆེ་, Wylie: rin-po-che, ZYPY: Rinboqê) A honorific term used in Tibetan language. It literally means "precious".
- As a precious Gem. Jewel. Ratna.
- As a Precious Substance.
- As a Precious Place.
- As a term of respect used in context of Tibetan Buddhism as a way of showing respect in addressing recognized as reincarnated, older, respected, famous, learned and / or accomplished Lama.
Rinpoche entry in Rangjung Yeshe wiki.
- The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan by Melvyn C. Goldstein, Editor ISBN 0-520-20437-9