One of the four major schools of Buddhism in Tibet. It is headed by His Holiness Karmapa. The other three are the Nyingma, the Sakya, and the Gelugpa schools.
One of the orders of Tibetan Buddhism. The monks from this order are sometimes referred to as the "black hats" because of the distinctive hats of the higher lamas in this school.
(Tibetan) The order of Tibetan Buddhism founded in the eleventh century by Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, and their followers.
(Tib.): School of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Marpa Chökyi & Khyungpo Nyaljor (11th. century). Meditation & philosophy lineage. Special practice: MAHAMUDRA.
( Tib.): Literally, “lineage of the word” or “command." One of the four great schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Founded by Marpa the Translator in the 11th century, the Kagyu lineage stresses the importance of oral transmission. There are several branches of the Kagyu School; the Karma Kagyu is called the Black Hat sect and is headed by the Gyalwa Karmapa.
bkaâ€™ brgyud (Tib). One of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It stems from the Indian Mahasiddhas such as Tilopa and Naropa. It was founded by Marpa, Milarepa and Gampopa.
(Ga-ju): One of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, founded in the 11th century by Master Gampopa who was the principle disciple of Master Milarepa. Known as the Black Hats or White Sect to the Chinese. There are several Karmapas who are the heads of the various branches of this sect.
The Kagyu school, also known as the "Oral Lineage" and "the Spotless Practice Lineage" school, is one of four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the other three being Nyingma (Rnying-ma), Sakya (Sa-skya), and Gelug (Dge-lugs).