Pagdru Kagyü or Phagmo Drupa (Wyl. phag mo gru pa) — one of the four major schools of the Dakpo Kagyü founded by Phagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo (1110-1170) in the twelfth century. The school later splintered into eight sub-schools, founded by Phagmodrupa's eight main disciples. Today, only three of these sub-schools are alive or remain as separate schools: the Drikung Kagyü, Drukpa Kagyü and Taklung Kagyü schools. The Pagdru Kagyü school ruled over Tibet during the fourteenth century and part of the fifteenth century.
- Drikung Kagyü, founded by Drikung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön (1143-1217); it included the Lhapa sect, builders of the earliest dzongs in Bhutan, later eclipsed by the Drukpa.
- Drukpa Kagyü, founded by Lingje Repa Pema Dorje (1128-1188)
- Taklung Kagyü, founded by Taklung Thangpa Tashi Pal (1142-1210)
- Martsang Kagyü, founded by Marpa Drubthob Sherab Sengé, aka Chöjé Marpa (1135-1203)
- Shugseb Kagyü, founded by Kyer Gompa Chökyi Sengé (1144-1204)
- Trophu Kagyü, founded by Drogön Gyalsa (1118-1195) and his brother Kunden Repa (1148-1217)
- Yamzang Kagyü, founded by Kelden Yeshé Sangyé (d.1207)
- Yelpa Kagyü, founded by Yelphukpa aka Yelpa Yeshé Tsek (1134-1194)
- E. Gene Smith, 'Golden Rosaries of the Bka' brgyud Schools' in Among Tibetan Texts, (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001)
- Ringu Tulku, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great (Boston & London: Shambhala Publications, 2007), pages 140-143.