Six classes of tantra

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Six classes of tantra ([Tib. རྒྱུད་སྡེ་དྲུག, gyüdé druk, Wyl. rgyud sde drug) — in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, the tantras are divided into six classes:

1. the kriya tantra,
2. the charya tantra and
3. the yoga tantra.


4. the Mahayoga tantras,
5. the Anuyoga tantras and
6. the Atiyoga tantras.

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Further Reading

  • Tulku Thondup, The Practice of Dzogchen (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1989), pages 10-46.