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Key Term Sakya
Hover Popup Choices Sakya; Sakyapa
Featured People Sachen Kunga NyingpoSönam TsemoSakya PaṇḍitaGorampa Sönam SengeKhenpo Ngawang Jorden
In Tibetan Script ས་སྐྱ་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration sa skya
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering sa kya
English Standard Sakya
Term Type School
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.
Rangjung Yeshe's English Term 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.