Three Samadhis

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the three samadhis, de bzhin nyid kyi ting nge 'dzin, suchness samadhi, kun tu snang ba'i ting nge 'dzin, all-illuminating samadhi, rgyu'i ting nge 'dzin, seed samadhi; Mahayoga: The yoga of great emptiness which is discriminative awareness shes rab stong pa chen po'i rnal 'byor the apparition of compassion which is skillful means thabs snying rje sgyu ma and the seals which are subtle and coarse phyag rgya phra rags [RY]

threefold contemplations (empty suchness, all-pervading compassion, clear seed syllables), three contemplations of bskyed rim practice of mahayoga and tantra in general (contemplation of the essential nature where one meditates on the intrinsic emptiness of all phenomena, contemplation of total manifestation where one meditates on equanimous compassion for all sentient beings, and contemplation on the cause where one concentrates on the seed syllable of the yidam deity, de bzhin nyid kyi ting nge 'dzin, kun tu snang ba'i ting nge 'dzin, rgyu'i ting nge 'dzin [JV]

Three Samadhis. The samadhi of suchness, of illumination and of the seed-syllable. They form the framework for the development stage [RY]

[in mahayoga] three states of samadhi/ meditative absorption; [in trekcho - three aspects of meditative absorption [RB]Category Mahayana