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: dge-ba'i bshes-gnyen

Sanskrit: kalyanamitra

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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