Mahayana Buddhists venerate numerous Buddhas.
In Tibetan Buddhism, following the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, the major bodhisattvas are known as the "eight great bodhisattvas", Ksitigarbha, Vajrapani, Akasagarbha, Avalokitesvara, Maitreya, Sarvanivāraṇaviṣkambhin, Samantabhadra and Manjushri.
Each is associated with a different consort, direction, aggregate (or, aspect of the personality), emotion, element, color, symbol, and mount.
Other female Bodhisattvas include Vasudhara
Followers of Tibetan Buddhism consider reborn tulkus such as the Dalai Lamas and the Karmapas to be .