Pagdru Kagyü

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Pagdru Kagyü or Phagmo Drupa (Tib. ཕག་མོ་གྲུ་པ་, Wyl. phag mo gru pa) — one of the four major schools of the Dakpo Kagyü founded by Phagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110-1170) in the twelfth century. The school later splintered into eight sub-schools, founded by Phagmodrupa's eight main disciples. Today, only three of these sub-schools are alive or remain as separate schools: the Drikung Kagyü, Drukpa Kagyü and Taklung Kagyü schools. The Pagdru Kagyü school ruled over Tibet during the fourteenth century and part of the fifteenth century.


Further Reading

  • E. Gene Smith, 'Golden Rosaries of the Bka' brgyud Schools' in Among Tibetan Texts, (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001)
  • Ringu Tulku, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great (Boston & London: Shambhala Publications, 2007), pages 140-143.