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Title: རྣལ་འབྱོར་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱ་མཚོར་འཇུག་པའི་གྲུ་གཟིངས། (rnal 'byor rgyud kyi rgya mtshor 'jug pa'i gru gzings/)
Language of title: Tibetan
Title in other language: Ship for Launching onto the Ocean of Yoga Tantra
Other language: English
Alternate title: རྣལ་འབྱོར་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་བཤད་ཐབས་ཀྱི་ཡན་ལག་རྣམ་པར་གཞག་པ། རྒྱ་མཚོར་འཇུག་པའི་གྲུ་གཟིངས། (rnal 'byor rgyud kyi bshad thabs kyi yan lag rnam par gzhag pa/_rnal 'byor rgyud kyi rgya mtshor 'jug pa'i gru gzings/)
Language of Alternate Title: Tibetan
Alternate title in translation: Presentation of the Branches of the Method of Teaching Yoga Tantra: Ship for Launching onto the Ocean of Yoga Tantra
Language of Translated Alternate Title: English
Author/Creator: Butön Rinchendrup (Bu ston rin chen grub), 1290-1364
One Sentence Summary: An extensive introduction to and history of the systems of Yoga Tantra in India and Tibet.


This fourteenth-century text by Butön Rinchendrup, one of Tibet's greatest scholars, is a detailed introduction to the system of tantra known as Yoga Tantra. It includes a presentation and discussion of the major Yoga Tantra practices as well as descriptions of each Yoga Tantra text and a history of Yoga Tantra lineages in India and Tibet.

The descriptions of individual Yoga Tantra texts include the teacher, place, audience, and time of the teaching of the text in addition to summaries on a section-by-section basis of the content of the text. The discussion of the Compendium of Principles (De kho na nyid bsdus pa, Tattvasaṃgraha) – the central text in the Yoga Tantra corpus – is particularly extensive and detailed. (Steven Weinberger 2005-11-08)

Original/Translation: Original
Publisher Place: New Delhi
Publisher: International Academy of Indian Culture
Normalized publisher place: New Delhi
Publisher country: India
Published Date: 1968
Edition: This is from the International Academy of Indian Culture edition of The Collected Works of Butön (bu ston gsung ’bum), which is a version of the Zhöl Printery (zhol par khang) blockprint edited and published in New Delhi.

Composition Date Note (western/international date): Written during the fourteenth century.

Composition date note (non-international date): dus rabs bcu bzhi pa’i nang
Extent: 184 sides (92 folios)
Genre: Religious History (chos ’byung)
Method of Explanation (bshad thabs)
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Religious History
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Historical Literature -- Religious Histories
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Practices -- Tantric Practices
Tantric Studies -- Buddhist Tantra -- Yoga Tantra
Cultural Coverage: India
Tibet and Himalayas
Temporal coverage: 8th century CE
9th century CE
10th century CE
11th century CE
12th century CE
13th century CE
14th century CE
Language: Tibetan
Series Title: Śata-Piṭaka
Series editor: Lokesh Chandra
Series volume: 51
Source: The Collected Works of Bu-ston
Source Type: Collected Volume (single author)
Source Volume: 11 (da)
Source Page Numbers: 1-184
Start Date: 1965
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Book (single author)
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2005-11-08 11:56:48
Date Record Checked: 2005-11-08
Date Last Modified: 2009-03-19 19:00:05
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