Sakya

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Sakya

Sakya
ས་སྐྱ་

Basic Meaning

The Sakya tradition developed in the eleventh century in the Khön family of Tsang, which maintained an imperial-era lineage of Vajrakīla and which adopted a new teaching from India known as Lamdre.

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Key Term Sakya
Topic Variation Sakya
Tibetan ས་སྐྱ་  ( sa kya)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration sa skya  ( sa kya)
Buddha-nature Site Standard English Sakya
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Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning The Sakya tradition developed in the eleventh century in the Khön family of Tsang, which maintained an imperial-era lineage of Vajrakīla and which adopted a new teaching from India known as Lamdre.
Term Type School
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Rangjung Yeshe Dictionary The seat of the (sa skya), founded in 1073 by Könchok Gyalpo of the Khön clan. Its main temple, the impressive Great Emanated Temple (sprul pa'i gtsug lag khang chen mo), was erected in 1268 and is the only building, among over a hundred temples in Sakya's monastic complex, which survived the Cultural Revolution. [MR]. 1) Sakya. One of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It was established in the eleventh century by Drogmi Lotsawa ('brog mi lo tsa ba), a disciple of the Indian master Virupa.