The Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism
Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Shakyamuni
Buddha, the Awakened One, first taught the Dharma in the 6th
century B.C. in India. Buddhism was brought to Tibet after the
death of the Buddha by the Indian meditation masters Tilopa, Naropa, the Tibetan translator Marpa, the Tibetan poet-saint Milarepa, and Gampopa, a monk and physician who began the Kagyu monastic
The Kagyu Lineage is one of the four
major schools of Tibetan
Buddhism, and traces its history back to these great masters.
The Kagyu Lineage is often called "The Whispered Lineage"
because its highest teachings are still passed in an unbroken
line from teacher to student
since the days of the Buddha.
Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, a highly realized meditation
master is the head of our lineage and embodies its accumulated
spiritual energy. Contemporary Kagyu teachers include: Ven.
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, Ven
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Pema
Chodron & many, many more.
Triyana Dharmachakra, our parent Monastery offers ongoing Teachings by these, and other masters of the Kagyu tradition. Please visit our Current Events page for more information.