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Gelug-pa

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Gelug-pa : Lit. a virtuous one. A member of the School of Tibetan Bsm. founded in the fourteenth century by Tsong-kha-pa (q.v.) as a reformed school of the earlier Kah-dam-pa founded by Atisha in the eleventh century. On ceremonial occasions its higher ranks of lamas wear yellow hats, whereas the remaining Schools

continue to wear red head-dress. The famous monasteries of Drepung, Sera and Ganden belong to this School, as do the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama. Its members are celibate. (See Tibetan Buddhism, Schools of.)


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