One of the five Dhyani Buddhas (Five Tathagatas), representing the pure physical bodies of all the Buddhas.
The principal Buddha-figure in the father tantras of anuttarayogatantra.
A Buddha-figure representing the powerful abilities of all the Buddhas.
A Buddha-figure representing the purity of the mind.
The division of Mahayana Buddhism that employs the methods of tantra.
A female Buddha-figure prominent in the mother class of anuttarayoga tantra.
A ritual instrument used in conjunction with a bell in tantric rituals and signifying skillful means.
In the Gelug Sautrantika, Gelug Chittamatra, and Gelug Svatantrika-Madhyamaka systems, cognition of a cognitive object without that cognition being through the medium of a concept or category.
Fresh, nonfallacious cogniton.
In the Gelug Prasangika system, nonfallacious cognition of an object, which occurs without relying on a line of reasoning in the moment immediately prior to it.
The scriptural texts that discuss the ethical discipline and vows for the monastic community of monks and nuns.
An exceptionally perceptive state of mind that combines the perfect concentration of shamatha with feeling totally fit to discern and understand fully the subtle details of anything.
States of mind, or physical, verbal, or mental actions motivated by them, that ripen into happiness to be experienced by the person on whose mental continuum they occur.
A form of physical phenomenon that is devoid of atoms and is the natural play of the clear light mind or of pure awareness (rigpa).
An absence of an impossible way of existing. The impossible way of existing has never existed at all. Translators often render the term as "emptiness."
The mental factor to restrain oneself from a certain type of detrimental behavior, which, during a specific ceremony, one has formally promised to refrain from.