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Religion Library: Vajrayana Buddhism

Worship and Devotion in Daily Life

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Vajrayana Buddhists worship a wide range of buddhas, bodhisattvas, and semi-divine beings, including Avalokiteshvara, Maitreya, Vajrapani, Vajradhara, and Tara, as well as a range of lamas. Particular to the Vajrayana are fierce, wrathful beings who protect their devotees.