One of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It was established in the eleventh century by Drogme Lotsawa, a disciple of the Indial master Virupa.
(whitish, greyish or earth coloured) - the name of the geographic location, a white patch of earth on the side of Ponpori mountain, where Khon Konchog Gyalpo established a religious centre - later to become the Sakya School and the town of Sakya.
(-PA) (Tib.) Tibetan Buddhist tradition founded in the 12th century at the monastery of Sakya in Central Tibet. Stressed scholarship and Tantric practice, mainly of the New Tantras (especially Hevajra).