Tibetan Buddhism Schools

Gelug Monks 'Yellow Hats'

The Gelug ("virtuous") is the newest and most dominant school of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), a Tibetan philosopher, tantric yogi and lama. The Gelug school is alternatively known as New Kadam, since it sees itself as a continuation of the Kadam tradition of Atiśa. It is also called the Ganden school, after the 1st monastery established by Tsongkhapa.