The Trikaya Teaching

Trikaya Illustrated

Graphic illustration of the Trikaya Teaching.
Graphic illustration of the Trikaya Teaching.

Trikaya

Nirmanakaya – foreground; Samsara subject to sickness, old age, and death. Beings are mortal. Illustrated by transient beings and example of Shakyamuni Buddha in meditation.

Sambhogakaya – background; example of Amida buddha in his Pure Land

Dhamakaya – Superimposition; things as they are, symbolized at atomic schematic.