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Tibetan schools..just for information.
It struck me that references to the various schools of Tibetan Buddhism ( more properly called the Vajrayana because it is also found outside Tibet ) might be confusing to those not familiar with things...
Roughly speaking there are four main schools
The Nyingma ..which trace their origin back to the great Padmasambhava, and which is the largest group in terms of numbers.
The Kagyu which traces its origin back to Marpa The Translator, the guru of Milarepa.
The Sakya which has its origin in the teachings of Sakya Pandita and
The Gelug which has its origins in the teachings of Tsongkapa..
All schools take their teachings from the Tantras to a greater or lesser extent.
All schools have both monastic and lay followers, but there are relatively few monks or nuns among the Nyingmapa.
Many of its leading teachers have been laypeople ..including one of its greatest recent teachers Dudjom Rinpoche, who was a married man with children.
The school which most resembles the monastic practices of the Theravada is the Gelug. The Dalai Lama is a Gelug monk.
They keep almost the same vows as do the Theravada.
The Kagyu and Sakya have both monastic and lay teachers.
The most well known Sakya teacher in the UK for example is Lama Jampa Thaye who is married with several children.
So in debates about the Vajrayana there is no one model concerning the lives of its teachers.
NB Just to make things more complex many teachers belong to more than one school....