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Three marks of existence
Dependent origination
Saṃsāra · Nirvāṇa
Skandha · Cosmology
Karma · Rebirth

Practices and attainment

Buddhahood · Bodhisattva
4 stages of enlightenment
Wisdom · Meditation
Smarana · Precepts · Pāramitās
Three Jewels · Monastics

Countries and regions


Theravāda · Mahāyāna


Chinese canon · Pali canon
Tibetan canon

Related topics

Comparative studies
Cultural elements

A number of noted individuals have been Buddhists.

Historical Buddhist thinkers and founders of schools

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

Buddha's disciples and early Buddhists

See also: Disciples of the Buddha and Family of the Buddha

Later Indian Buddhists (after Buddha)


Central Asian







Historical rulers and political figures

Modern teachers

Theravada teachers

Tibetan Buddhist teachers

Zen teachers








Modern Buddhist authors

Modern politicians, activists, and protesters

Celebrity Buddhists

Fictional Buddhists

See also


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  21. Alanis Morissette
  22. Kropywiansky, Leo. "Victor Pelevin interview". BOMB magazine. Retrieved August 14 2006. 
  23. - Pondering the mysterious Keanu Reeves - Nov. 5, 2003
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  25. Gandhi and Tiger Woods - By Robert Wright - Slate Magazine
  26. Naomi Watts drawn towards Buddhism : Hollywood News : ApunKaChoice.Com
  27. Sharon Stone: Balancing Religion and Acting, Buddha and God
  28. The Simpsons Episode 275 (Season 13 Episode 6) 'She of Little Faith'
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