Illuminator of the doctrine of bka' brgyud (Kagyü) school (general designation of the chief lamas of this school). name of a Tantric School founded by Naropa - ན་རོ་པ། (nA ro pa) and introduced into Tibet by Marpa - མར་པ། (mar pa) in the beginning of the 11th century AD. Kagyu School. Kagyü school; follower of the school. (RY)
Kagyu, see also bka' rgyud (JV)
1) Kagyü. 2) the Kagyü School. 3) command lineage. 4) the Kagyü School. founded by Naropa and introduced into Tibet by Marpa (mar pa). in the beginning of the 11th century AD. (RY)
the instruction lineage; bka' brgyud 'dzin pa - those who uphold the instruction lineage. (RY)
the Kagyu school. (IW)
See also: Eight Chariots of the Practice Lineages - སྒྲུབ་བརྒྱུད་ཤིང་རྟ་བརྒྱད། (sgrub brgyud shing rta brgyad).