Major Figures in Buddhist History and Current Events
- Ananda (1)
- Aung San Suu Kyi (1)
- Bodhidharma (1)
- Buddhagosa (1)
- Dharmakirti (1)
- Liu Tiemo (1)
- Miaoxin (1)
- Moshan (1)
- Nagarjuna (1)
- Ogyen Trinley Dorje (1)
Who Is the Dalai Lama?
The Dalai Lama is revered and despised; a media star and an enigma. Just who is the 14th Dalai Lama?
The Succession of Dalai Lamas
A list of the 14 Dalai Lamas, with brief biographies.
The 6th Dalai Lama
People are often amused to learn that one of the Dalai Lamas preferred parties and women to prayer. But His Holiness Tsangyang Gyatso, the 6th Dalai Lama, was loved by his people and came to a tragic end.
The 7th Dalai Lama
The life of Kelzang Gyatso, the 7th Dalai Lama, was marked by political upheaval. These upheavals play a role today in China's claim to Tibet.
The Life, Teachings and Art of Zen Master Hakuin
Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769) is known for his bold drawing and calligraphy, his inspirational writing, and for reviving the Rinzai school of Zen. He also created the koan "the sound of one hand." Part One looks at his life and teaching.
Huineng, Sixth Patriarch of Zen
The influence of the Chinese Ch'an master Huineng (638-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Ch'an (Zen), resonates through Ch'an and Zen Buddhism to this day. Some consider Huineng, not First Patriarch Bodhidharma, to be the true father of Zen.
Padmasambhava (8th century) is one of the patriarchs of Tibetan Buddhism and the founder of the Nyinmapa school. He is also called "Guru Rinpoche," or precious guru.
A biography of Eihei Dogen, who brought Soto Zen to Japan
The Life of Ananda
The story of Ananda, a disciple and a chief attendant of the Buddha.
The Life of Sariputra
Sariputra was one of the Buddha's foremost disciples. Here is a brief account of his life.
The Story of Devadatta
Devadatta was a disciple of the Buddha who tried to kill the Buddha and take his place.
The Disciple Mahakasyapa
After the death of the Buddha, Mahakasyapa's leadership held the monastic sangha together.
Maudgalyayana was one of the chief disciples of the Buddha and a lifelong friend of another disciple, Sariputra.
Anathapindika, the Great Benefactor
Anathapindika was a wealthy lay disciple of the Buddha. He is credited with building the first Buddhist monastery.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Buddhist monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has devoted his life to mindfulness and peace.