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In the centuries that followed, the religion began to take root, aided by an infusion of the Indian form of Buddhism.
Historical, geographicaland political factors have crystallized Tibetan Buddhism into four major schools: Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya andGelukpa. All comply with the fundamental teachings of the Buddha, but they vary slightly in style or interpretation asaresult of different masters’ interpretations of important scriptures.
Representative monasteries of the four schools include the Mindrolling Monastery, in Zhanang county, Shannan prefecture, founded in the late 10th century, whichadheresto the Nyingma. Kagyu is represented by the Tsurpu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, founded in 1159. The Sakya Monastery, the seat of the Sakya, was founded in 1073, and the Gadan Monastery, founded in 1409, in Dagze county, 57 km east of Lhasa, is theGelukpa’s oldestandmostprestigious monastery.