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teacher, spiritual advisor, master, 1 of gnas pa dgu, school master, title of more learned lamas, chief in teaching, instructor, master, professor, acarya [JV]

spiritual masters [RY]

spiritual master; preceptor (monastic) [RB]

master; [detailed expl. of qualifications, Light of Wisdom, Vol. 2, page 145] [RY]

1) accomplished master of meditation practice and study; 2) spiritual master, saint, scholar, professor, [religious] teacher; 3) loppon; 4) preceptor TSE; 5) carpenter's thig shing; 6) acharya [IW]

Master, acharya. title given to spiritual teachers and learned scholars [RY]

master [thd]

acharya 1) an accomplished master of meditation practice and study. 2) spiritual master, acharya, saint, scholar, teacher. 3) An official position in a monastery. 4) a preceptor. (presiding) master; preceptor (monastic) [RY]