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Tradition: Buddhism Main Page

Religious Traditions Main Page

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

Video: Four Traditional Ways of Classifying Buddhist Traditions

The Three Yanas (Vehicles or Paths):
1. Foundational (Hinayana) Buddhism
2. Mahayana Buddhism
3. Vajrayana Buddhism
- Three Vehicles (Outline)

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Buddhism Explanation (below)
- Deities: Categories & Divisions
- Shakyamuni Buddha
- Old School (Nyingma) of Tibetan Buddhism
- New Schools (Sarma) of Tibetan Buddhism
- Buddhist Religious System of Tibet (Outline)
- Four Schools of Tibetan Buddhism
- Religious Traditions: Tibet (Outline)
- Religious Traditions (Outline)
- Common Buddhist Symbol Sets (Outline)
- Buddhist Number Sets & Lists
- Tibet Maps Index
- Secrecy & Himalayan Art
- Bibliography
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

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.

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
Ngor, Sakya
Nyingma
Payul, Nyingma
Rwa-lug
Sakya
Shalu/Bulug
Shangpa Kagyu
Shechen, Nyingma
Tsar, Sakya
Taglung Kagyu
Zhije & Cho

Jeff Watt [updated 6-2017]

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).