Lama Rinpoche was a Buddhist Monk. He did not at all believe in the world's apocalypse when discussing it with Tenzin.
Later, he was killed when a tsunami destroyed his tower in the mountain but managed to ring the bell and get out the signal in time. He was played by Henry O. Lama Rinpoche was a casualty of the 2012 apocalypse.
- He was only seen twice in the film where he allowed Nima to borrow his truck and was killed when a megatsunami struck his house while he was ringing a bell.