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  Kagyu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kagyu (Wylie transliteration: Bka'-brgyud) 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).
The Kagyu school traces its origins to the teachings of the Indian mystics Tilopa (988-1089) and Naropa (1016-1100), whose lineage was transmitted in Tibet by the great translator Marpa (1012-1097).
Important practices in all kagyu schools are the tantric practices of chakrasamvara and vajravarahi.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kagyu   (517 words)

 Karma Kagyu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Karma Kagyu (Wylie: ka rma bka’ brgyud) is the largest transmission lineage within the Kagyu school, which in turn is one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Karma Kagyu are sometimes called the Black Hat in reference to the Black Crown worn by the Karmapa.
The central teaching of the Karma Kagyu is the doctrine of Mahamudra also known as the "Great Seal".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Karma_Kagyu   (233 words)

 The Kagyu Lineage - the Karmapa website
One of the heart essences of Kagyu lineage practices is the Completion Stage (rdzogs rim / Sampanakrama) practice of the Anuttarayoga Mother tantra, which is known as the Six Dharmas Of Naropa (nA ro chos drug), widely known in the west as the Six Yogas Of Naropa.
The Kagyu lineage that comes down to the Karmapa is known as the "Golden Rosary." The lineage of the Kagyu emphasizes the continuity of oral instructions passed on from master to student.
The symbol of the transmission of the wisdom of the lineage is the Vajra Crown, or Black Crown, of the Karmapas.
www.kagyuoffice.org /kagyulineage.html   (2488 words)

 Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and Tibetan Centre of Buddhism and Buddha Dharma.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and Tibetan Centre of Buddhism and Buddha Dharma.
Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and Tibetan Centre was established in 1967 and is the first and largest of its kind in the West.
Kagyu Samye Ling is open to people of all faiths and religions, and welcomes you for short visits or to come and participate in any of the diverse courses available throughout the year.
www.samyeling.org   (1029 words)

From Dorje Chang is derived the essence of one's root guru, and for those of the Karma Kagyu or Kamtsang, this is His Holiness the XVI Karmapa - it is not customary to have the representation of a living person there.
The Shangpa Kagyu is famous due to the popularity of the late Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche (1903-1989.) He was the only living holder of all the Shangpa teachings.
Khyungpo Naljor (990-1139) is the founder of the Shangpa Kagyu.
www.khandro.net /TibBud_Shangpa_Kalu.htm   (821 words)

 Eminent Teachers :: Drikung Kagyu Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 37th successor of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and 7th reincarnation of Konchok Rinchen is a manifestation of...
The 36th successor of Drikung Kagyu Lineage and the 8th present reincarnation of Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang Rinpoche was born in Tibet in 1942, in the well known Lhagyari family, the lineage of the Tibetan kings.
Melong Drubchen, Traleg Kyamgon, Chabdra Rinpoche (the tutor Of H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon), and the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa.
www.dkinstitute.org /eminent_teachers.htm   (13664 words)

 Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh - Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche
His spiritual training as a holder of the Kagyu lineage was further completed under the guidance of HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, who also certified him as a teacher of Tibetan medicine.
This work was centered around the development of the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, in Scotland; the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre in the West, developed jointly by Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in its first few years and thereafter by Dr Akong.
The ground was laid for the proper development of these teachings in the West when the Supreme Head of the Kagyu Lineage, HH the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa visited Samye Ling in 1975 and 1977.
www.edinburgh.samye.org /rinpoche.htm   (1072 words)

 Cincinnati Karma Kagyu Study Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Our center represents one of these, the Kagyu lineage, which traces its history back to 1000 A.D. The Kagyu lineage is called the "practice lineage" because of its emphasis on meditation practice.
Kagyu Lamas spread the teachings throughout the world, establishing centers in North and South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.
KTC's and KKSG's represent the Karma Kagyu school of Vajrayana Buddhism and are official centers under the guidance of the lineage's most respected and realized teachers.
www.cincinnati-kagyu.org /faq/index.asp   (1511 words)

 Kagyu Office: the Website of His Holiness Karmapa
On the last day of the Kagyu Monlam Chenmo, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa graciously offered a special set of fifteen-inch polished copper and gold statues of Marpa, Milarepa and Gampopa as a special gift to all the Kagyu Monasteries present at the Monlam.
The Kagyu Office regretfully announces the passing of Tenzin Namgyal, the General Secretary for His Holiness Karmapa's Kagyu Office, on June 8, 2005 in Nepal.
The Kagyu Office is happy to announce the launch of the official Chinese-Language website for His Holiness.
www.kagyuoffice.org   (1845 words)

 Kagyu Media Lab - Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kagyu Media Lab is a grassroots organization whose mission is to preserve the Buddhadharma in the spirit of the Rime movement of Jamgon Kangtrul.
Kagyu Media Lab's primary work, but not limited to, is digitizing audio based dharma talks by various masters from various Buddhist traditions.
Kagyu Media Lab was decided upon inspired by the famous MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab.
www.kagyu-medialab.org /info.html   (524 words)

 Karma Kagyu Lineage: Addresses Worldwide
The Kagyu Lineage is one of the four major Lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet.
Its main branch, and the largest, is the Karma Kagyu, which has been guided over eight hundred years by the successive incarnations of its Supreme Head, the Glorious Karmapa.
Over 721 Buddhist centers and monasteries of the Karma Kagyu lineage in 55 countries follow H.H. the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje who was recognized by H.H. the 14th Shamarpa Mipham Chokyi Lodro.
www.kagyu.net   (157 words)

 The Karma Kagyu Lineage
These masters are often 'reincarnate lamas', with alternate 'lineage-holders' holding the transmission during the period from the death of the reincarnate to the coming of age of his next incarnation.
The Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism is an example of one such lineage.
The Karma Kagyu Lineage is the yogic transmission among the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
www.karmapa.org.nz /lineage/lineagemenu.html   (1699 words)

 Kagyu Lineage Supplication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Karma Kagyu lineage prayers with transliterated Tibetan may be found at Ven.
This prayer is the lineage invocation for the Kagyu practice of Mahamudra.
At one time, the Kagyu did actually consist of "four great and eight lesser" schools of Mahamudra teaching lineages, each with a distinct way of practicing.
www.khandro.net /prayer_lineage.htm   (402 words)

 The Kagyu Tradition
The lineages of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism derive primarily from two sources: Marpa Chökyi Lodoe (1012-1099) and Khyungpo Nyaljor (978-1079).
The Kagyu Mahamudra lineage was later incorporated into the Gelug tradition by the First Panchen Lama, Lobsang Chökyi Gyeltsen (1570-1662) and is known as the Ganden-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra.
The Shangpa Kagyu, one of the two original forms of the Kagyu tradition, was founded by the great adept, Khyungpo Nyaljor (978-1079).
www.tibet.com /Buddhism/kagyu.html   (1247 words)

 The Kagyu Lineage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Kagyu Lineage is one of the four main traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
The present head of the Kagyu lineage is the 17th Karmapa, Urgyen Tinley Dorje.
All the Kagyu centres in Africa are branches of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre in Scotland known for its high standards and the authenticity of its teaching.
www.kagyu.org.za /kagyu.html   (430 words)

 Dharma Fellowship: Kagyu Tradition
Since the Kagyu Order is especially known for its emphasis on disciplined meditation practice, we are particularly called the "practice lineage".
The Kagyu Order is a school that guides seekers on the spiritual path through an interplay of direct questioning and answer, pointing out the true nature, through the course of meditation, and this occurs during an intimate form of oral instruction between teacher and student.
The Golden Rosary of the Kagyu descends from the supernal Absolute (vajradhara) itself, to the blessed yogis Tilopa and Naropa, to Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, the first Karmapa Du-sum Khyenpa, and from the latter through a whole succession of masters, to the present 17th Karmapa, Urgyen Thinley Dorje.
www.dharmafellowship.org /kagyu-tradition.htm   (4826 words)

 Kagyu Lineage
The Kagyu Lineage Of The Buddhism Of Tibet
The lineage of the Kagyu emphasizes the continuity of oral instructions passed on from master to student.
This emphasis is reflected in the literal meaning of "Kagyu." The first syllable "Ka" refers to the scriptures of the Buddha and the oral instructions of the guru.
www.nalandabodhi.org /kagyu_lineage.html   (740 words)

 The Kagyu Lineage
Thereafter they were preserved through the various Kagyu lineages in Tibet and in particular by the extraordinary line of the Gyalwa Karmapas.
Implicit to this process is the spontaneous appreciation and rapid assimilation that occurs when a student has a natural feel for a subject.
These four, one of which is intimate knowledge of mind and the other three skilful areas of technique, have been transmitted in their original integrity, via a lineage of perfect masters and perfected students, from the time of Tilopa until our present day.
www.samye.org /kagyu.htm   (470 words)

 The Golden Kagyu Garland
At the age of thirty he was given Kagyu teachings by Gampopa; he was farther connected with the lineage by teachings he received from Rechungpa and from other students of Milarepa.
He established a pact with the Mongol ruler Goshir Khan; the ensuing sectarian persecution severely weakened Kagyu doctrine in Tibet, and placed the Karmapa in such a difficult position that he was forced to leave the country.
The sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje (1924-1981), was born at Denkhok in Derge province in east Tibet.
www.karmapa.org /history/garland.htm   (6610 words)

 Kagyu Lineages
The Kagyu denomination is held to originate with Vajradhara, the buddha Dorje Chang, who embodies all forms and aspects of all buddhas.
Since the Kagyu is a living tradition, it is also possible to distinguish the various transmissions within each lineage by the wording of the pratimoksha (or Hinayana) and the bodhisattva (Mahayana) vows.
The Karma Kagyu lineage is named after the Karmapa where Karma-pa refers to the Activity family of Buddhas.
www.khandro.net /kagyu_schools.htm   (967 words)

 The Kagyu Tradition - Ven Traleg Rinpoche
The Kagyu tradition however, belongs to what is known as the New Schools (sarma), which were established in Tibet in the tenth century during what is known as the 'later spread', chidar in Tibetan.
The teachings of both the Nyingma and Kagyu had to deal with the issue of what was Indian, and therefore foreign and extraneous to Tibetan culture, and what was indigenous to it, in their assimilation of Buddhist teachings and practices.
The Kagyu tradition, therefore, is a blend of the freestyle teachings that were embodied by the Mahasiddhas and the strict disciplined tradition of the Kadampas, which were brought together by Gampopa.
www.ordinarymind.net /Feature/feature1_oct2002.htm   (3761 words)

 Kagyu - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
The Kagyu (bka' brgyud) school (known as the Oral Lineage and the Spotless Practice Lineage school) of Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) traces its origins to the teachings of the Indian mystics Tilopa (988-1089 CE) and Naropa (1016-1100 CE), whose lineage was transmitted in Tibet by the great translator Marpa (1012-1097 CE).
The most notable of lineage is the Karma Kagyu lineage, headed by the Gyalwa Karmapa, a reincarnate lama, and founded by the first Karmapa.
Currently there is a dispute regarding the identity of the 17th Karmapa, which many see as the fulfillment of a prediction by the 12th Karmapa.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Kagyu   (326 words)

 BBC - North Yorkshire Faith - Kagyu Dechen Dzong Buddhist Centre in Harrogate
Kagyu Dechen Dzong Buddhist centre in Chudleigh Road, Harrogate is the focal point for the activities of Buddhists in Yorkshire following the teachings of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Centre is a member of the Dechen Community, an association of Sakya and Karma Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist centres in the UK and Europe, founded by Karma Thinley Rinpoche and Lama Jampa Thaye.
The Karma Kagyu tradition, sometimes stylised as 'the practice lineage' because of its emphasis on this aspect of the teachings, originated in 11th Century Tibet as a distinct school of transmission of the Buddha's teachings.
www.bbc.co.uk /northyorkshire/faith/buddhism/dechen/index.shtml   (480 words)

 KagyuSamyeDzongCornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kagyu Samye Dzong Cornwall is a branch of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland, a Buddhist Centre which was established in 1967 and now has branches worldwide.
They are known for their tireless efforts in preserving the purity of the Buddha's teachings, and the Kagyu lineage in particular.
Kagyu Samye Dzong Cornwall is a registered charity under Rokpa Trust.
groups.msn.com /KagyuSamyeDzongCornwall   (270 words)

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