The Three Samadhis

The Framework of the Three Absorptions (or Three Samadhis) 
From “Husks of Unity” – A Clarification of the Development Stage Rituals
by Getse Mahapandita Tsewang Chokdrup (1761-1829)

Deity Practice in Tibetan Buddhism

(From Sarah Harding’s introduction to Jamgon Kongtrul’s classic text “Creation and Completion”) Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice centers around the deities in its devotional rituals and meditation techniques. It may be disconcerting for those who have heard that Buddhism is a “non-theistic” religion to discover an elaborate system of worship with a pantheon of goddesses and gods.