Vajradara emanates the five Dhyani Buddhas,
Vairocana, Akshobhya, Amitabha, Ratnasambhava, and Amogasiddhi, heading the Buddha families which include the Bodhisattvas,
Samantabhadra, Vajrapani, Avalokiteshvara, Ratnapani, and Vishvapani or Maitreya.
The Shakyamuni trinity includes Manjushri, the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra and "Shakyamuni." In my mind I sort of represent this trinity--in relativity with the five Dhaynis--as being sort of in the center, as in Shakyamuni lying above Vajradara with Manjushri and Samantabhadra on other sides, and the Dhyani Buddhas in a circle around Vajradara
Another sort of conventional trinity seems to be Manjushri (for wisdom) and Avalokiteshvara (for compassion) implicated by Vajrapani (for power), a Bodhisattva trinity.
What school or specific sub-tradition does this sound like...?
Also, is Manjushri part of a family, or anyway his many forms seems to imply that he is very general?
Does Vajrasattva belong to the Akshobhya family?
Bhaisajyaguru is the Buddha of healing, not being a Bodhisattva where does he exist in this scheme, or is he related to Akshobhya (I read that Akshobhya was formerly the Healing Bodhisattva before Bhaisajyaguru)? And, where does Ksitigarbha exist in this scheme?
Thank you for your effort with my confused questions.