Chakrasamvara Tantra

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Chakrasamvara Tantra (Skt. Cakrasaṃvara Tantra; Tib. འཁོར་ལོ་བདེ་མཆོག་གི་རྒྱུད་, khorlo demchok gi gyü, Wyl. ‘khor lo bde mchog gi rgyud) is an important tantra within Tibetan Buddhism.

This tantra is also known as:

  • Sriherukabhidhana (Discourse of Sri Heruka) and
  • Laghusamvara (Samvara Light)

David B. Gray dates this tantra to the late eighth or early ninth century.[1]

Within the Sarma tradition of Tibet, this text belongs to the Mother tantra class of Highest Yoga Tantra.

The main deity of this tantra is Chakrasamvara.


See also


  1. Gray, David B. The Cakrasamvara Tantra: Its History, Interpretation, and Practice in India and Tibet, Santa Clara University, Religion Compass 1/6 (2007): 695–710,

Further Reading

  • David B. Gray, The Cakrasamvara Tantra: A Study and Annotated Translation, American Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2007, ISBN 978-0975373460
  • Lama Kazi Dawa Samdrup, Śri Cakrasaṃvara Tantra, Adyita Prakashan, New Delhi, 1987
  • Ringu Tulku, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great (Boston & London: Shambhala Publications, 2006), pages 87-88.
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