Yoga tantras


Yogatantra


Tantras of the Yoga class based mainly on meditational practices, including those emphasizing skillful means followed by those emphasizing wisdom (Toh 479-493).

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Toh 479In progress

The Compendium of Realities


དེ་ཁོ་ན་ཉིད་བསྡུས་པ། · de kho na nyid bsdus pa/
tattvasaṃgraha

Title variants

  • de bzhin gshegs pa thams cad kyi de kho na nyid bsdus pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po'i mdo/
  • sarvatathāgata­tattvasaṃgraha­nāmamahāyānasūtra
  • de kho na nyid bsdus pa theg pa chen po'i mdo/
  • The Compendium of Realities, a Mahāyāna Sūtra
  • sarvatathāgatatattvasaṃgraha­nāmamahāyānasūtra
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Toh 480Not Started

The Great Secret Yogatantra, the Tip of the Vajra


གསང་བ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་ཆེན་པོའི་རྒྱུད་རྡོ་རྗེ་རྩེ་མོ། · gsang ba rnal 'byor chen po'i rgyud rdo rje rtse mo/
vajraśekharamahāguhyayogatantra
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Toh 481In progress

The Tantra, the Universal Secret


ཐམས་ཅད་གསང་བའི་རྒྱུད། · thams cad gsang ba'i rgyud/
sarvarahasyatantra

Title variants

  • thams cad gsang ba zhes bya ba'i rgyud kyi rgyal po/
  • sarvarahasyanāmatantrarāja
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Toh 482In progress

The Great Sovereign of Practices, the Victory Over the Three Worlds


འཇིག་རྟེན་གསུམ་ལས་རྒྱལ་བའི་རྟོག་པའི་རྒྱལ་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། · 'jig rten gsum las rgyal ba'i rtog pa'i rgyal po chen po/
trailokyavijayakalpa

Title variants

  • 'jig rten gsum las rnam par rgyal ba rtog pa'i rgyal po chen po/
  • trailokyavijayamahākalparāja
  • 普勝三界品之王
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Toh 483Not Started

The Tantra Purifying Evil Destinies


ངན་སོང་སྦྱོང་རྒྱུད། · ngan song sbyong rgyud/
sarvadurgatipariśodhanatejorāja

Title variants

  • de bzhin gshegs pa dgra bcom pa yang dag par rdzogs pa'i sangs rgyas ngan song thams cad yongs su sbyong ba gzi brjid kyi rgyal po'i brtag pa zhes bya ba/
  • sarvadurgati­pariśodhanatejorājasya tathāgatasyārhataḥ saṃyaksaṃbuddhasya kalpo nāma
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Toh 484Not Started

The Actions to be Practiced


མངོན་སྤྱོད་ཀྱི་ལས། · mngon spyod kyi las/
[no Sanskrit title]
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Toh 485Not Started

A Portion of the Practice of the Sovereign Tantra Purifying Evil Destinies


ངན་སོང་ཡོངས་སུ་སྦྱོང་བ་རྒྱལ་པོའི་བརྟག་པ་ཕྱོགས་གཅིག་པ། · ngan song yongs su sbyong ba rgyal po'i brtag pa phyogs gcig pa/
sarvadurgati­pariśodhanatejorājasya kalpaikadeśaḥ

Title variants

  • de bzhin gshegs pa dgra bcom pa yang dag par rdzogs pa'i sangs rgyas ngan song thams cad yongs su sbyong ba gzi brjid kyi rgyal po'i brtag pa phyogs gcig pa zhes bya ba/
  • sarvadurgati­pariśodhanatejorājasya tathāgatasyārhataḥ saṃyaksaṃbuddhasya kalpaikadeśo nāma
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Toh 486Not Started

The Tantra Summarizing Consecration


རབ་གནས་མདོར་བསྡུས་པའི་རྒྱུད། · rab gnas mdor bsdus pa'i rgyud/
supratiṣṭhatantra

Title variants

  • rab tu gnas pa mdor bsdus pa'i rgyud/
  • supratiṣṭhatantrasaṃgraha
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Toh 487Not Started

The Supreme


དཔལ་མཆོག་དང་པོ། · dpal mchog dang po/
paramādikalpa

Title variants

  • dpal mchog dang po zhes bya ba theg pa chen po'i rtog pa'i rgyal po/
  • śrīparamādināmamahāyānakalparāja
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Toh 488Not Started

A Section of the Chapter on Mantras of "The Supreme"


རྟོག་པའི་དུམ་བུ། · rtog pa'i dum bu/
paramādyamantrakalpakhaṇḍa

Title variants

  • dpal mchog dang po'i sngags kyi rtog pa'i dum bu zhes bya ba/
  • śrīparamādyamantrakalpakhaṇḍanāma
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Toh 489 / 17In progress

The Principles of the Perfection of Wisdom in One Hundred and Fifty Lines


ཤེས་རབ་ཀྱི་ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པའི་ཚུལ་བརྒྱ་ལྔ་བཅུ་པ། · shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa'i tshul brgya lnga bcu pa/
prajñāpāramitānayaśatapañcaśatikā

Title variants

  • 'phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa'i tshul brgya lnga bcu pa
  • āryaprajñāpāramitā­nayaśatapañcaśatikā
  • brgya lnga bcu pa/
  • The Sūtra in One Hundred and Fifty Lines
  • adhyardhaśatikā
  • prajñāpāramitānayaśatapañcāśatikā
  • 'phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa'i tshul brgya lnga bcu pa/
  • sher phyin brgya lnga bcu pa/
  • āryaprajñā­pāramitānayaśatapañcaśatikā
  • prajñāpāramitānayaśatapañcāśatikā
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Toh 490Not Started

The Tantra, the Ornament of the Vajra Essence


རྡོ་རྗེ་སྙིང་པོ་རྒྱན་གྱི་རྒྱུད། · rdo rje snying po rgyan gyi rgyud/
vajramaṇḍālaṃkāratantra

Title variants

  • dpal rdo rje snying po rgyan zhes bya ba'i rgyud kyi rgyal po chen po/
  • śrīvajramaṇḍālaṃkara­nāmamahātantrarājā
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Toh 491 / 20Not Started

The Twenty-five Entrances to the Perfection of Wisdom


ཤེར་ཕྱིན་སྒོ་ཉི་ཤུ་རྩ་ལྔ་པ། · sher phyin sgo nyi shu rtsa lnga pa/
pañcaviṃśatikāprajñāpāramitāmukha

Title variants

  • 'phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa'i sgo nyi shu rtsa lnga pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po'i mdo
  • āryapañcaviṃśatikā­prajñāpāramitāmukha­nāmamahāyānasūtra
  • The Twenty-Five Entrances to the Perfection of Wisdom
  • pañcaviṃśatikāprajñā­pāramitāmukhasūtra
  • 'phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa'i sgo nyi shu rtsa lnga pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po'i mdo/
  • āryapañcaviṃśatikāprajñā­pāramitāmukha­nāmamahāyānasūtra
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Toh 492Not Started

The Tantra of the Array of Secret Ornaments


གསང་བ་རྒྱན་བཀོད་ཀྱི་རྒྱུད། · gsang ba rgyan bkod kyi rgyud/
guhyālaṃkāravyūhatantra

Title variants

  • de bzhin gshegs pa thams cad kyi sku dang/ gsung dang/ thugs kyi gsang ba rgyan gyi bkod pa zhes bya ba'i rgyud kyi rgyal po/
  • sarvatathāgatakāyavākcitta­guhyālaṃkāravyūha­tantrarājānāma
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Toh 493Not Started

The Sūtra of the Secret Jewel Ornament


གསང་བ་ནོར་བུ་ཐིག་ལེའི་མདོ། · gsang ba nor bu thig le'i mdo/
guhyamaṇitilakasūtra

Title variants

  • 'phags pa gsang ba nor bu thig le zhes bya ba'i mdo/
  • āryaguhyamaṇitilakanāmasūtra
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Yoga tantras

The Yoga tantras are the highest of the three groups of so-called “outer” tantras. Compared to the two lower groups, they place more emphasis on the cultivation of internal meditative practices than on external, ritual purity. These internal practices are characterized by the combination of the relative, the method or skillful means (upāya, thabs) of the practice of visualizing oneself as the deity, with the ultimate, the state of non-conceptual wisdom (prajñā, shes rab) inseparable from the deity’s appearances. The principal deity here is Vairocana.

The relatively small number of tantras of this class (fifteen, Toh 479-493) are subdivided into two main groups: those emphasizing method or skillful means, and those emphasizing wisdom.

I. The 8 tantras emphasizing skillful means (thabs gtso bor ston pa’i rgyud):

(a) The root tantra, the Tattvasaṃgraha (Toh 479), the main tantra of this group and an important early tantric work very influential in the development of tantra in China and Japan as well as in Tibet.

(b) Three explanatory tantras (Toh 480-482).

(c) Four supporting (cha mthun) tantras (Toh 483-486).

II. The 7 tantras emphasizing wisdom (shes rab gtso bor ston pa’i rgyud, Toh 487-493). Among these are duplicates of two of the “tantric” Prajñāpāramitā works (Toh 489 and 491).


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