AMITAYUS

Amitayus Buddha, referred to in the Mahayana sutra literature is also a popular meditational deity in Vajrayana Buddhism. Amitayus also belongs to the set known as the Three Long-life Deities: Amitayus, White Tara and Ushnishavijaya. There are Tantric mandala practices such as the Nine Deity Mandala of Amitayus along with forms of the deity where he is embracing a consort. Rechungpa, the famous student of Milarepa, received a special practice tradition of Buddha Amitayus from Tipu Pandita while on a trip to India. Upon his return he passed the initiation and teachings to Milarepa. This is known as the Rechung Tradition. As a meditational practice in the lower Tantras Amitayus primarily serves the function of a Long-life deity.

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