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Buddhism is the dominant religion in many regions of the Himalayas, Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, and areas of Southern Siberia such as Buryatia and Tuva. Although initially derived from India the Buddhism of the Himalayas, Tibet and Central Asia can vary tremendously from region to region.

The Three Yanas (Vehicles or Paths): (See Outline Page

- Foundational (Hinayana) Buddhism
- Mahayana Buddhism
- Vajrayana Buddhism

Principal Divisions, Regions & Types of Buddhism:

Bhutanese (Himalayan)
Nepalese
Himalayan (North India, East Indian)
Mongolian
Newar
Ladakh
Sikhim
Tibetan:
--- Gelug
--- Jonang
--- Kagyu & sub-schools
--- Nyingma & sub-schools
--- Sakya & sub-schools
--- Zhije & Cho

All Buddhist Traditions, Sub-traditions,
Schools & Lineages That Stand Apart
:

Bodong
Cho & Zhije
Drigung Kagyu
Drugpa Kagyu
Drugpa Kagyu (Bhutan)
Dzongpa (Gongkar), Sakya
Gelug
Himalayan Buddhism (Bhutan)
Jonang
Kadam
Dagpo Kagyu (Marpa)
Karma Kagyu
Mindroling, Nyingma
Mongolian Buddhism
Newar Buddhism (See Huntington Quick Guide)
Ngor, Sakya
Nyingma
Payul, Nyingma
Rwa-lug
Sakya
Shalu/Bulug
Shangpa Kagyu
Shechen, Nyingma
Tsar, Sakya
Taglung Kagyu
Zhije & Cho