The Gyuto Order
(also spelled Gyütö
) of Buddhist monks
is a Tibetan tantric order
founded in 1475
by Jetsun Kunga Dhondup within the Tibetan school of Gelug
The Gyuto monastery is one of the main tantric colleges of the Gelug tradition. Often, monks who complete their geshe
studies would continue here or at the smaller Gyume monastery in order to receive a firm grounding in vajrayana
practice. Both these monasteries used to be in Lhasa, Tibet, but they were re-established in India.
The monks of the Gyuto Order are known for their tradition of overtone singing, which achieved renown in the West following the release of recordings made by David Lewiston in 1978, and in 1990 by Windham Hill Records.