They are Vairochana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi and Akshobhya. Each of the five types, representing a different aspect of enlightenment, is linked to the fully purified skandhas, or aggregates, of form, feeling, discriminative awareness, compositional factors, and consciousness. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that type is the correct translation of the Tibetan term rig, rather than family, lineage, or Dhyani Buddhas. Read Rinpoche’s explanation here.
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