Definitions for "Kagyu"
One of the four major schools of Buddhism in Tibet. It is headed by His Holiness Karmapa. The other three are the Nyingma, the Sakya, and the Gelugpa schools.
One of the orders of Tibetan Buddhism. The monks from this order are sometimes referred to as the "black hats" because of the distinctive hats of the higher lamas in this school.
(Tibetan) The order of Tibetan Buddhism founded in the eleventh century by Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, and their followers.