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They are best known as the location of the central monastery of the Sakya, one the four great traditions of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. Sakya (Tibetan: sa skya, grey or whitish soil) is named after a patch of white earth in the shape of a lion's face on the mountainside.
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