A school of Tibetan Buddhism founded by the eleventh century century Indian scholar and saint
Atisha and his Tibetan disciple Dromtonpa. This school is particularly known for its great emphasis on
practical application of the ideals of a Bodhisattva within the practitioner's daily life and is responsible
for the development in Tibet of a specific collection of writings known as Lojong or "Thought
". The Kadam school later evolved into three sub-divisions Lamrimpa, Shungpawa, and
Mengapa, each founded by one of the three Kadam brothers, whose names were Potowa, Chekawa,
and Phuljungwa. Although there is no existing school of Tibetan Buddhism now explicitly known as
Kadam, the teachings in this school are highly respected by all the four major traditions, and in
particular by the Gelug school, which is also sometimes known as the "new Kadam" school.