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Indian Adept: Systems of Mahasiddhas

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Systems of Mahasiddhas:
- Description
- Central Figure Configurations
- Vajradhara & Eighty-four Siddhas
- Tsongkapa & the Eighty-four Siddhas (Following Vajrasana)
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Videos:
- What are Mahasiddhas: Question 1
- What is 'Mahasiddha' in Buddhist Art: Question 2
- Eight Siddhas
- Mahasiddhas: Three Groupings
- Mahasiddha Videos Page


Eight Siddha System: All Traditions
Eighty-four Mahasiddhas:

Unique Textual Systems:
- Abhayadatta System (84)
- Vajrasana System (84)
- Shrisena (Palde) System (84)
- Sakya/Shalu System
--- Buton Rinchen Drub (84)
- Padampa Sanggye System (100/50)

Unique Mural Systems:
- Konchog Ling Cave, Mustang (84) (Loosely following Vajrasana, murals)
- Gyantse Monastery (84) (murals)
- Drigung System (84, West Tibet/Ladakh, murals)
- Dunhuang (84, Xixia/Tangut Caves, murals)
- Alchi System (murals)
- Others...

Variously Numbered Mahasiddha Systems:
- Padampa Sanggye
- Other Systems...

Jeff Watt [updated 4-2019, 11-2021]