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List of Buddhists

This is a list of notable Buddhists, encompassing all the major branches of the religion (ie in Buddhism), and including interdenominational and eclectic Buddhist practitioners. This list includes both formal teachers of Buddhism, and people notable in other areas who are publicly Buddhist or who have espoused Buddhism.

Historical Buddhist thinkers and founders of schools

Individuals are grouped by nationality, except in cases where their influence was felt elsewhere. Gautama Buddha and his immediate disciples ('Buddhists') are listed separately from later Indian Buddhist thinkers, teachers and contemplatives.

Buddha's disciples and early Buddhists

Buddha and his disciples; the world's tallest walking statue of the Buddha, in Kandy, Sri Lanka[1]
See also: Disciples of Gautama Buddha and Family of Gautama Buddha

Later Buddhists (after Buddha)

Indo-Greek

Central Asian

Chinese

Tibetan

Japanese

Korean

Burmese

Thai

Historical rulers and political figures

Modern teachers

Theravada teachers

Tibetan Buddhist teachers

Zen teachers

American

Chinese

European

Japanese

Korean

Malaysian

Taiwanese

Vietnamese

Modern authors who wrote about Buddhism

Modern politicians, activists, and protesters

Buddhist practitioners notable in other fields

Fictional Buddhists

See also

References

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