Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Dharmevajra

The “Lord of Secrets”, Dharmevajra is an emanation of Samantabhadra and Vajradhara as the requester and compiler of the tantric teachings.

Dorjé Drolö

Guru Dorjé Drolö, or ‘Wild Wrathful Vajra’ is an extremely wrathful form that Guru Rinpoche manifested at thirteen different places in the Himal…

Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva, (Tib. Dorjé Sempa) is the sambhogakaya buddha, the sovereign of all the buddha families. His name translates as "Diamond being" or "Thun…

Ratnasambhava

Ratnasambhava’s name (Tib. Rinchen Jungné) translates as ‘Source of Jewels’ or ‘Unobstructed Accomplishment’. He is the buddha of the Ratna…

Tara

Ārya Tārā or in Tibetan, Jetsun Dölma is especially revered in Tibetan Buddhism. The word “Dölma” in Tibetan means “she who liberates”.

Amitayus

In Vajrayāna contexts, Amitābha in his sambhogakāya form is referred to as Buddha Amitāyus, 'The Buddha of Boundless Life.' He is particularly ass…

Amitabha

Amitābha Buddha is associated with the realm of Sukhāvatī and serves as the principal buddha of the Pure Land tradition of eastern Buddhism.

Amoghasiddhi

Amoghasiddhi’s name translates as ‘Infallible Success’ or ‘Unobstructed Accomplishment’. He is the buddha of the Karma family and presides o…

Avalokiteshvara

Avalokiteśvara or Chenrezik represents the essence of the speech of all the buddhas and also embodies all of their compassion. Often invoked as ‘Th…

Akshobhya

Akṣobhya Buddha’s name translates as ‘Not Disturbed’ or the  ‘Immovable One.’ He is the buddha of the eastern realm of Abhirati. A well-k…