Charya tantra

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Template:Four classes of tantra Charya tantra (Skt. caryātantra; Tib. སྤྱོད་རྒྱུད་, Wyl. spyod rgyud) aka Upayogatantra or Ubhayatantra (ཨུ་པའི་རྒྱུད་, u pa'i rgyud) is a classification of tantras within Tibetan Buddhism.

The vehicle of charya or ‘conduct’ tantra is so-called because it places an equal emphasis on the outer actions of body and speech and the inner cultivation of samadhi. It is also called the ‘tantra of both’ (Skt. ubhaya tantra) because its view conforms with that of yoga tantra, while its conduct is similar to that of kriya tantra.

The vehicle of charya tantra is identified within the following contexts:

Charya tantra within the nine yanas

Template:9yanas articles2 Alak Zenkar Rinpoche explains the vehicle (yana) of charya tantra according to the system of nine yanas as follows:


Within East Asian Buddhism

The tantras within this category are also signficant within the East Asian traditions of Shingon and Tendai. However these traditions follow a different classificaton system.[1]


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