“In practicing Guru Yoga, we focus on Guru Padmasambava as the embodiment of all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas. There have been Buddhas in the past and there will be Buddhas in the future, but the buddha of our present era is Guru Padmasambava….
…He is seated in the sky in front of you in the posture of royal ease, radiating the power of blessings in the form of the five-colored wisdom light. Guru Padmasambava embodies the wisdom and compassion of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas, and represents all true masters and anyone with whom you have felt a spiritual connection. He symbolizes the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.”
-excerpt from “Illuminating The Path”, Khenchen Palden Sherab & Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal