Spiritual mentor

A Buddhist teacher who has had stable realizations, who embodies the teachings in the sense of having integrated them into his or her life, and who confers vows on disciples.

Tibetan: དགེ་བའི་བཤེས་གཉེན། dge-ba'i bshes-gnyen

Sanskrit: kalyāṇamitra

J. Hopkins: Spiritual friend; Virtuous spiritual friend; Spiritual guide

Other languages

Italiano: Guida spirituale
Русский: Духовный наставник
Tiếng Việt: Thiện hữu tri thức

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