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And one inner class of tantra, which is called
 
And one inner class of tantra, which is called
*[[Anuttarayoga Tantra]], or Highest Yoga Tantra.
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*[[Highest Yoga Tantra]].
  
 
The latter is divided into three:  
 
The latter is divided into three:  
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*[[Mother Tantras]], such as the [[Chakrasamvara Tantra]]; and  
 
*[[Mother Tantras]], such as the [[Chakrasamvara Tantra]]; and  
 
*Non-dual Tantras, such as [[Kalachakra]].<ref>The Kalachakra Tantra can be designated either as a Mother Tantra or Non-dual Tantra. See ''Kalachakra Tantra, Rite of Initiation'' by the [[Dalai Lama]] and Jeffrey Hopkins (London: Wisdom, 1985), pages 165-6.</ref>  
 
*Non-dual Tantras, such as [[Kalachakra]].<ref>The Kalachakra Tantra can be designated either as a Mother Tantra or Non-dual Tantra. See ''Kalachakra Tantra, Rite of Initiation'' by the [[Dalai Lama]] and Jeffrey Hopkins (London: Wisdom, 1985), pages 165-6.</ref>  
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==Further Reading==
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*Glenn H. Mullin, ''The Dalai Lamas on Tantra'' (Snow Lion Publications, 2006)
  
 
==Internal Links==
 
==Internal Links==

Latest revision as of 09:25, 10 December 2019

The Sarma tradition of new translation schools, recognizes four classes of tantra (Wyl. rgyud sde bzhi):

Three outer classes

And one inner class of tantra, which is called

The latter is divided into three:

Further Reading

  • Glenn H. Mullin, The Dalai Lamas on Tantra (Snow Lion Publications, 2006)

Internal Links

Notes

  1. The Kalachakra Tantra can be designated either as a Mother Tantra or Non-dual Tantra. See Kalachakra Tantra, Rite of Initiation by the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins (London: Wisdom, 1985), pages 165-6.