Himalayan Buddhism

Himalayan Buddhism refers to Buddhist practice spread through out Himalayan range starting from Ladakh to Bhutan. The history of Himalayan Buddhism dates back to the activities of Guru Padmasambhava popularly known as Guru Rinpoche. So, Guru Rinpoche is the root of Himalayan Buddhism per say. Four major schools–Nyingma, Kagyu, Shakya, and Gelug– have been shaping its history with different lineages. After Guru Rinpoche, two other father figures like Atisa Dipankar and Maha Yogi Milareapa are equally venerated in this region. Samye is the first monastery ever built in Tibet with the guidelines of Guru Rinpoche which is under construction with the guidelines of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Himalayan Buddhism aims to preserve cultural practices in Trans- Himalayan range without having any political prejudice.