Kagyupa: One of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It emphasizes the transfer of knowledge from master to student.
Karma: Sanskrit; literally, "action". Universal law of cause and effect that governs rebirth and the world of samsara.
Kensho: Japanese; sudden realization of one’s nature and enlightenment in Zen Buddhism.
Koan: A paradoxical story or riddle used as a training device in Zen, to force the mind to abandon logic and dualistic thought.