The Tantra of Canda­maha­rosana

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The Tantra of Caṇḍa­mahā­roṣaṇa (Skt. Caṇḍa­mahā­roṣaṇa­tantram, Tib. ཁྲོ་བོ་ཆེན་པོའི་རྒྱུད་, trowo chenpö gyü, Wyl. khro bo chen po'i rgyud) is found in the Anuttarayoga Tantra section of the Tibetan Kangyur (Toh 431).

Written around the tenth or the eleventh century C.E., this tantra represents the flowering of the Yoginī­tantra genre. It offers instructions on how to attain the wisdom state of Buddha Caṇḍa­mahāroṣaṇa through the practice of the four joys. The tantra covers a range of practices and philosophical perspectives of late tantric Buddhism, including the development stage, the completion stage, the use of mantras, and a number of magical rites and rituals. The text is quite unique with its tribute to and elevation of women.

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