Tibetan: བཀའ་གདམས་པ་, Wylie: bka’ gdams pa.

The first school of the New Tradition, which followed the teachings of Atīśa. It stressed compassion, study and pure discipline. Its teachings were continued by all other schools, in particular the Gelugpa དགེ་ལུགས་པ་, which is known as the New Kadampa school.

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Buddhist Thangkas from Boudhanath, Nepal