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Kagyu means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Tibetan Buddhism

Kagyu refers to one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.—This school is also a branch of Vajrayana. Drupgyu was an ancient Buddhist lineage of Tibet. Kadampa lineage was founded by Atisa. Gampopa (419-513 CE) brought Drupgyu and Kadampa lineages together and founded Dakpo Kagyu school. Later, Dakpo Kagyu school subdivided into the following four schools:

  1. Karma Kagyu
  2. Barom Kagyu
  3. Tsalpa Kagyu
  4. Pagdru Kagyu

Karma Kagyu school was founded by the first Karmapa Lama Dusum Khyenpa.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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