The order of the sections and texts here follows that of the Degé Kangyur, and the individual texts have been numbered according to the widely used Tōhoku catalogue, which also follows the order of the Degé Kangyur and Tengyur (Ui, H. et al. eds. A Complete Catalogue of the Tibetan Buddhist Canons. 1934: Sendai, Japan. Tōhoku Imperial University.)” — 84000, The Kangyur

Tengyur Genres and Catalog (Degé Edition)


Works praising buddhas, bodhisattvas, or points of doctrine (Toh 1109-1179)
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  • Unexcelled Yoga tantra — བླ་མེད་རྒྱུད།bla med rgyud – Anuttarayoga / Yoganiruttaratantra (Toh 1180-2500) aboutCatalog (
  • Yoga tantra – རྣལ་འབྱོར་གྱི་རྒྱུད།rnal ’byor gyi rgyud – Yogatantra (Toh 2501-2661) Catalog (
  • Conduct tantra – སྤྱོད་པའི་རྒྱུད།spyod pa’i rgyud – Caryātantra  (Toh 2662-2669) Catalog (
  • Action tantra – བྱ་བའི་རྒྱུད།bya ba’i rgyud – Kriyātantra (Toh 2670-3139) Catalog (
  • Other works on tantra – རྒྱུད་སྡེ་བཞི་ཐུན་མོང་བ། – rgyud sde bzhi thun mong ba (Toh 3140-3785) Catalog (



  • Perfection of Wisdom – ཤེས་ཕྱིན། – shes phyin – Prajñāpāramitā (Toh 3786-3823) Catalog
  • Middle Way དབུ་མ།dbu ma – Madhyamaka (Toh 3824-3980) Catalog
  • Sutra Commentaries མདོ་འགྲེལ། – mdo ‘grel – Sūtrānta (Toh 3981-4019) Catalog
  • Mind Only – སེམས་ཙམ།sems tsam – Cittamātra (Toh 4020-4085) Catalog


Formal, scholastic treatises including part of the early Sarvāstivādin Abhidharma canon and later commentaries (Toh 4086-4103)
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Commentaries and treatises on the canonical Vinaya texts (Toh 4104-4149)
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The Buddha’s Previous Lives (Jātaka)

The literature recounting stories of the Buddha’s previous lives (Toh 4150-4157)
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Advice from the great Indian Buddhist masters in the form of letters written to rulers and others (Toh 4158-4202) 
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Epistemology and Logic

Texts on Indian Buddhist epistemology, logic, and reasoning by Dignāga, Dharmakīrti, and others (Toh 4203-4268)
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Traditional Sciences and Arts

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  • Linguistics – སྒྲ་མདོ།sgra mdo – Śabdavidyā: Treatises on language, Sanskrit grammar, composition, rhetoric, poetics, lexicons, etc. (Toh 4269-4305) Catalog (
  • Medicine – གསོ་བ་རིག་པ།gso ba rig pa – Cikitsāvidyā: Secular Indian treatises on Āyurvedic medicine and pharmaceutics (Toh 4306-4312) Catalog (
  • Technology & Arts – བཟོ་རིག་པ། · bzo rig pa – Śilpavidyā: Indian treatises on the graphic and manual arts, including iconometrics (Toh 4313-4327) Catalog (
  • Politics & Ethics – ཐུན་མོང་བ་ལུགས་ཀྱི་བསྟན་བཅོས། – thun mong ba lugs kyi bstan bcos – Nītiśāstra: Indian treatises on civic and political management and secular morality (Toh 4328-4345) Catalog (read.84000.c0)
  • Miscellaneous Works – བསྟན་བཅོས་སྣ་ཚོགས།bstan bcos sna tshogs – Viśvavidyā Catalog (

Toh stands for the Tohoku Catalogue number, the first complete catalog of the Tibetan Buddhist Canon, published in 1934. This catalog number is used as the standard for the texts in the Asian Classics Input project and with other collections. (Rigpa Wiki)