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Japanese Buddhist who was a former disciple of Honen but broke from tradtional Jodo Shu and formed Jodo Shindshu
Monk who is the founder of Zen Buddhism in China. His principal text was the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra, a primary text of Yogacara
Founder of a school of Chan Buddhism, taken to Japan by Eisai as Rinzai Zen use of koans
Founder of the Soto Zen tradition. Left Mt.Hiei. Favors gradual enlightenment
Taught that devotion to the Lotus Sutra was exclusive path to obtain enlightenment. Chant: Namu-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō
Founded the Gelukpa “Order of Virtue” School. Stages of the Path (Lam rim): Renunciation, Development of altruistic intent, Generation of wisdom realizing emptiness
Famous disciple of Marpa who is regarded as the greatest poet-saint in Tibetan Buddhism. Spent many years living alone in the caves of the Himalayas. Gampopa was close disciple.
Dalai Lama’s favorite philosopher. Author of Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Went to monastic university Nalanda, where those who thought he was lazy were proved wrong.
Jew and a Buddhist. teaching since 1985 and teaches both Vispassana and metta meditation. A founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is a psychotherapist.
Invented the term ‘beat generation,’ Introduced to Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki’s seminars in 1953. His practice of Zen Buddhism involved drug usage
One of the original members of “Beat Zen,” student at Columbia when he started attending D.T. Suzuki’s seminars in 1953. Kerouac based character off him.
Part of “Beat Generation” along with Kerouac and Ginsberg in 1953. Moved from beat Zen to square Zen. Also character in Dharma Bums.
Figure in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism to the West founding Vajradhatu and Naropa University and establishing the Shambhala Training method.
Buddhist monk and peace activist who is credited with helping the movement of Buddhism in the West. Emphasized socially engaged Buddhism.
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Reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara. Beliefs: universal responsibility; democracy, science and Buddhism are compatible, Nuns/womens rights, environment/animal rights
Writer and film maker. Believes to reach a modern audience it is not enough to do rituals, you must cover many areas including film
Founded Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield & Joseph Goldstein in 1975 after studying vipassana. More ‘westernized’ and ‘spiritual’ rather than religious
Helped found the Insight Meditation Society in 1975. Said “We wanted to offer Buddhism without the complications of rituals, robes, chanting, and the whole religious tradition.'
Japanese lay student of Rinzai Zen. Published Essays in Zen Buddhism. Started the Zen boom of the 50’s. Didn't teach meditation bc not ordained Zen priest.
Founded SF Zen Center, Green Gulch farm, and Tassajara Mt. Monastery. Opened SF Zen Center. Lectures in Zen mind, Beginner’s Mind. Zazen.
First American Zen Master, founder of Rochester Zen Center, the first center founded by an American. Wrote The Three Pillars of Zen
Priest ordained by Maezumi Roshi. Founded Zen Mountain Monastery in NY. Founded Dharma Communications.
Ordained in 1977 as Rinzai priest, led Cambridge Buddhist Association US. Used shoulder massage, not encouragement stick.
Wrote 70+ books (poetry, journals, works on Christianity and Buddhism, peace and social justice). Encouraged Christians to explore Buddhism
Received teachings from Thich Nhat Hanh. Found Upaya Zen center and spreads Buddhist teachings through Project on Being with Dying
Student of Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. Taught mindfulness meditation as a technique to help people cope with stress
1987: founded Prison Dharma Network (PDN). 1991: founded National Prison Hospice Association. Caught selling drugs and was sentenced to 30 years in prison

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