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Key Term Kadam
In Tibetan Script བཀའ་གདམས་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration bka' gdams
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering ka dam
Term Type School
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning The Kadam tradition, which traces its origin to the teachings of Atiśa, was the first of the so-called New Schools of Tibetan Buddhism, traditions which arose during or after the Second Propagation of Buddhism in the tenth century.