Four School of Himalayan Buddhist

Himalayan Buddhism is a term used to collectively refer to the Buddhist schools of Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal, and those practiced in the Indian Himalayan regions of Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Darjeeling, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

TopicNyingmaKagyuSakyaGelug
Historical Date617-842 AD10- 11th Century11th Century14th Century
Indian Siddha Origin-Padmasambhava
-Santarakshita
-Tilopa
-Naropa
-Virupa-Atisha Dipankar Srijnana
Tibetan FounderThinsong DetsonMir-Mi-Dog sumJetsum GongnangaTsong Khapa
Types of TraditionKamal(Nyingma gyu bum)
-Terma(Rinchen Terdao)
Che Shi chung gye-Sakya
-Ngorpa
-Tsarpa
-New Tradition Kadampa
-Gelugpa
Vajrayana Doctrinal PracticeDzogchenMahamudra-Lamda
-Six Yoga of Naropa
-Mahamudra
-Six Yoga of Naropa
-Lamrim
Political AssociationNo Political HeadPhagmo DupaChogyal DhogpaFifth Dalai Lama
Degree-Khenpo (5-6 Year Study)
-Khenchen (12-13 Year Study)
-Khenpo (5-6 Year Study)
-Khenchen (12-13 Year Study)
-Khenpo (5-6 Year Study)
-Khenchen (12-13 Year Study)
-Gesho
-Larampa (12-13 Year Geshe)
Nyingma/SarmaNyingmaSarmaSarmaSarma
Present HeadKarmapaSakya TrizinGanden Tripa
VehiclesNine Vehicles

  1. Shravaka
  2. Prataka Buddha
  3. Bodhisattho
  4. Kruya
  5. Charya
  6. Yoga
  7. Maha Yoga
  8. Anu Yoga
  9. Ati Yoga
Seven Vehicle

  1. Shravaka
  2. Prataka Buddha
  3. Bodhisattho
  4. Kruya
  5. Charya
  6. Yoga
  7. Annutar (Matree, Pitree, Adhoya)
Seven Vehicles

  1. Shravaka
  2. Prataka Buddha
  3. Bodhisattho
  4. Kruya
  5. Charya
  6. Yoga
  7. Annutar (Matree, Pitree, Adhoya)
Seven Vehicles

  1. Shravaka
  2. Prataka Buddha
  3. Bodhisattho
  4. Kruya
  5. Charya
  6. Yoga
  7. Annutar (Matree, Pitree, Adhoya)
YidamVajrakilaChakrasabharaHevajraKalaChakra
Nepalese Link1st Transmission in Himalaya2nd Transmission3rd TransmissionNo Transmission
Mind training TeachingInner NgondroInner NgondroInner NgondroLojong
Stage of path TextKunsang Lamey ZhelungJewel ornaments of liberationPure visionLamrim chenmo
Dhammakaya/ Adi BuddhaSamantabhadraVajradharaVajradharaVajradhara
Yab-yum Male-Wisdom
Female-Compassion or Luminosity
Male-Compassion
Female-Wisdom
Male-Compassion
Female-Wisdom
Male-Compassion
Female-Wisdom

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