Refuge Names Meaning


Refuge Names

Many of you who have attended a Vow Ceremony received refuge names from H.E Choden Rinpoche. Listed below are some refuge names that Rinpoche has offered in the past, along with their meaning in English. A refuge name usually connects you, like a family member, with your refuge Lama through a common name, in this case Gyalten, which is part of Rinpoche's name. The rest of the refuge name often identifies a quality that one might aspire to achieve.

If your refuge name is not listed, and you would like to know its meaning, send it to us in an email, and we'll reply with a translation.


Gyalten Chodon Victorious Dharma, Dharma Lamp
Gyalten Chodup Victorious Dharma, Dharma Accomplishment
Gyalten Chokleg Victorious Dharma, Supreme Goodness
Gyalten Chokyi Victorious Dharma, Dharma Happy
Gyalten Chophel Victorious Dharma, Dharma Increase
Gyalten Chosang Victorious Dharma, Dharma Kindness
Gyalten Choshi Victorious Dharma, Dharma Peace
Gyalten Chotso Victorious Dharma, Dharma Ocean
Gyalten Choyang Victorious Dharma, Dharma Melody
Gyalten Choying Victorious Dharma, Dharma Sphere
Gyalten Chozom Victorious Dharma, Filled with Dharma
Gyalten Dawa Victorious Dharma, Moon
Gyalten Dechen Victorious Dharma, Great Bliss
Gyalten Dezang Victorious Dharma, Noble Bliss
Gyalten Dhamcho Victorious Dharma, Sublime Dharma
Gyalten Dhonden Victorious Dharma, Meaningful
Gyalten Dhondup Victorious Dharma, Wishes Come True
Gyalten Dickey Victorious Dharma, Joyfull and Happy
Gyalten Dolkar Victorious Dharma, White Tara
Gyalten Dolma Victorious Dharma, Tara
Gyalten Dukdak Victorious Dharma, Dragon's Roar
Gyalten Karma Victorious Dharma, Karma
Gyalten Khado Victorious Dharma, Dakini
Gyalten Lhakyi Victorious Dharma, Divine Happiness
Gyalten Lhamo Victorious Doctrine Goddess
Gyalten Lhazi Victorious Doctrine, Divine Beauty
Gyalten Lobsang Victorious Dharma, Kindhearted
Gyalten Namgyal Victorious Dharma, Victorious From All
Gyalten Norbu Victorious Dharma, Wish Fulfilling Gem
Gyalten Nyima Victorious Dharma, Son
Gyalten Paldon Victorious Dharma, Glory Lamp
Gyalten Peltso (Pattso) Victorious Dharma, Ocean of Glory
Gyalten Palkyi Victorious Dharma, Glory and Happiness
Gyalten Pemo Victorious Dharma, Lotus Flower
Gyalten Phuntsok Victorious Dharma, Excellence
Gyalten Rigzin Victorious Dharma, Holder of Attainment
Gyalten Somdup Victorious Dharma, Wish Fulfillment
Gyalten Sonam Victorious Dharma, Meritorious
Gyalten Tashi Victorious Dharma, Auspicious
Gyalten Topgyal Victorious Dharma, Mighty One
Gyalten Tsedon Victorious Dharma, Life Lamp
Gyalten Tsering Victorious Dharma, Long Life
Gyalten Wangmo Victorious Dharma, Female Controller
Gyalten Yangchen Victorious Dharma, Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge)
Gyalten Yangdon Victorious Dharma, Melodious Speech
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