Buddhism


 

When the iron bird flies, and horses run on wheels,

The Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across
the World,


And the Dharma will come to the land of the Red Man.

—Padmasambhava

Buddhism

(some of the)

Great Realizers

Padma Sambhava 
( 717 – 762 )

( Padma-Sambhava, Padmasambhava, Padmakara, Pemajungné,

‘Guru Rinpoche’, ‘Precious Guru’ )

Tilopa 
( 988 – 1069 )


( Tilo, Tillo, Tillipa, Tailopa, Telopa,

sNum-pa, Mar-nag ‘tsong-mkhan, Til-brdung-mkhan )

Naropa 
( 1016 – 1100 )


( Nadapada, Narotapa, Naro, Narota, rTsa-bshad-pa )

Marpa 
( 1012 – 1099 )


( the Translator, Marpa Lotsawa, Marpa Chökyi Lodrö
)

Milarepa 
( 1040 – 1123 )


( Mila, Mi-La-Ras-Pa, Jetsün Milarepa, Jetsèun-Milarepa
)

Drukpa Kunley 
( 1455 – 1570 ) ( 1455 – 1529 )


( Drugpa Künlek, Druk Nyön Künga Lekpa
)

Bodhidharma 
( 470 – 543 )


( Dharma, Tamo [chinese] , Daruma [ japanese] )

Han Shan 
Shi Te
  ( 627 – 649 )

( Mad Monks; Cold Mountain and Foundling,

Kanzan and Jittoku [ japanese] )

Hui Neng 
( 638 – 713 )


(Hui-Neng, Hui-neng, Dajian Huineng, Hui-Neng Liu-Tsu-ta,
Wei Lang;


Yeno or  Eno [ japanese] )

(The Sixth Patriarch, The Sixth Ancestor)

Huai Jang 
( 680 – 750 ? )


(Huai-Jang Nan-Yueh, Hoai Nhuong)

Shih T’ou 
( 700 – 790 )


(Shitou Xiqian, Shih-t’ou Hsi-ch’ien, Shitou Heshang)

(Kao Yao, Gao Yao, Sekito Kisen)

Ma Tsu 
( 708 – 807 ) ( 709 – 788 )


(Ma Zu, Mazu Daoyi, Daji, Ma To, Ma To Dao Nhat)

Pai Chang 
( 720 – 814 )


( Hui Hai )

(Pai Cheng, Pai-chang Huai-hai, Bai-zhang Hui-hai, Po-chang
Hui-Hai,


Shih Huai-Hai, Haykujo Ekia [ japanese] )

Huang Po 
( ? – 850 )


(Huang-po,

Obaku, Wobaku Kiun [ japanese] )

Lin Chi 
( ? – 867 )


( Rinzai )

( Lin-chi, Lin-chi I-hsuan,

Rinzai, Rinzai Gigen [ japanese]
)

Han-Shan 
( 1546 – 1623 )


(of the Ming Dynasty)

( Han-Shan Te’-Ch’-ing, Shrama.na Han-shan De-ching,
Sramana Te Ch’ing,


Silly Mountain)

Hsu Yun 
( 1840 – 1959 )


( Xu-Yun, Xu-yun, Yun Kung, Reverend Yun, Empty Cloud
)

Dogen 
( 1200 – 1253 )


(Eihei Dogen Zenji, Koso Joyo Daishi, Dogen Kigen)

Ikkyu 
( 1394 – 1481 )


( Ikkyu Sojun, Crazy Cloud )

Hakuin 
( 1686 – 1768 )


(Hakuin Ekaku, Sugiyama Iwajiro)

 

(some of the Great)

Traditional Texts:

The Platform (or Altar) Sutra
of


Hui Neng (The Sixth Patriarch)

The Lankavatara Sutra

The Diamond Sutra

Mahayanavimsaka of Nagarjuna

 

The Traditions of Buddhism

Hinayana (Theravada)

(links)

Mahayana (including
Ch’an or Zen)


(links)

Vajrayana (Tibetan,
Tantrayana)


(links)

Advaitayana (the Introduction
of)


links

(most traditions)

bibliographies

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