Four Medical Tantras

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The Four Medical Tantras (Tib. རྒྱུད་བཞི་, gyü shyi, Wyl. rgyud bzhi or Wyl. gso dpyad 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 (Wyl. rtsa rgyud)
  2. Explanatory Tantra (Wyl. bshad rgyud)
  3. Instructional Tantra (Wyl. man ngag gi rgyud)
  4. Subsequent Tantra (Wyl. phyi ma'i rgyud)

Further Reading

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