Four Medical Tantras

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The Four Medical Tantras (Wyl. rgyud bzhi) were compiled by Yuthok Yönten Gönpo in the ninth century and then rediscovered by Drapa Ngönshé in the eleventh century. They are:

  1. Root Tantra (rtsa rgyud)
  2. Explanatory Tantra (bshad rgyud)
  3. Instructional Tantra (man ngag gi rgyud)
  4. Subsequent Tantra (phyi ma'i rgyud)

Further Reading

  • The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine, translated by Dr. Barry Clark (Ithaca: Snow Lion 1995)