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monk who lived during the 5th/6h century; credited as the leading patriarch and transmitter of Zen
American poet who was part of the Beat Generation; strongly opposed militarism, materialism, and sexual oppression
American poet who was part of the Beat Generation; his works reflected his immersions in Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhist and meditation master; had controversial practices, including having sex with many of his students
best selling author and teacher of meditation practices; her emphasis is on loving-kindness and insight, which originate from the Theravada tradition
professor at Columbia who was into beat Zen; was not formally trained therefore he could not teach meditation; talked about Buddhism as a philosophy
established a stable Zen community in Rochester, NY that was notable for its attempt to develop an American style Zen practice
a Catholic who supported interfaith understanding; has had dialogue with the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and D.T. Suzuki
Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author; founder, abbot, and head teacher of the Upaya Zen Center
founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society; founding member of the Cambridge Zen Center
while imprisoned on drug charges, he started a Buddhist meditation group in the prison chapel which he led for 14 years
Hsi Lai Temple
Chinese Buddhist Mountain Monastery located in Hacienda Heights, California (suburbs of LA); one of the first overseas branch temples
San Francisco Zen Center
affiliated with the Soto Zen practice; received media coverage after the resignation of Reverend Richard Baker, after it was found out he was having an affair with another Zen member's wife
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
teaches the in the vipassana tradition; has classes, daylong programs, and retreats
founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche; later became a university that combined traditional Western studies as well as Buddhist practice
oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism; unified by Padmasambhava as their founder
one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism; considered to be a "new transmission" school since it follows Tantra teachings
one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism; main point is that nirvana and samsara are inseparable
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