Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Vajrayana Buddhas Description (below)
- Five Symbolic Buddhas
- Nageshvara Raja Buddha
- Vajrayana Buddhism
Vajrayana Buddhism has very few additional Buddhas in Buddha Appearance.
The Vajrayana Number Sets are:
- Three Buddhas of Kriya Tantra (Shakyamuni, Akshobhya, Amitabha)
- Five Transcendent (or Symbolic) Buddhas
- Six Buddhas of the Six Realms
- Ten Dzogchen Buddhas
- Twelve Dzogchen Buddhas
Nageshvara Raja Buddha is first described in the Mahayana literature of the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas. In Vajrayana Buddhism Nageshvara is also used as a meditational deity independent of the Confession Buddhas.
Jeff Watt 7-2018 [updated 3-2020]