Kriya tantra

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Template:Four classes of tantra Kriya tantra (Skt. kriyātantra; Tib. བྱ་རྒྱུད་, ja gyü, Wyl. bya rgyud) is a classification of tantras within Tibetan Buddhism.

The kriya tantras, or ‘action’ tantras, are so-called because they are concerned mainly with external conduct, the practices of ritual purification and cleanliness and so on.

The vehicle of kriya trantra is identified within the following contexts:

Kriya tantra within the nine yanas

Template:9yanas articles2 Alak Zenkar Rinpoche explains the vehicle (yana) of kriya 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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