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Oct 21 2010
1 Steven Seagal, American actor and aikido expert 40695
2 Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. 28374
3 Jackie Chan, Chinese martial art, Hollywood actor 23981
4 The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama 18008
5 Keanu Reeves, American actor 16492
6 Naomi Watts, British-Australian actress. 13954
7 Jet Li, Chinese martial artist, Hollywood actor 13158
8 Tiger Woods American Golfer 11652
9 Wolverine (comics), Marvel Comics' character and member of the X-men. 10289
10 Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer/songwriter/poet 8364
11 Courtney Love, American singer-songwriter [link]</ref> 8283
12 Allen Ginsberg, poet 7868
13 Sting, English singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of The Police 7837
14 Orlando Bloom, English actor 7531
15 Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer-songwriter 7478
16 Oliver Stone, American film director 7353
17 Richard Gere, American actor 7169
18 Kate Hudson, American actress 7134
19 Tina Turner, American singer-songwriter 6806
20 Sharon Stone, American actress, producer, and former fashion model. 6762
21 Uma Thurman, American actress 6671
22 Miranda Kerr, Australian supermodel, one of Victoria's Secret Angels 6270
23 Jack Kerouac, American writer 6235
24 Aung San Suu Kyi 5910
25 Russell Simmons, Entertainment and Fashion Mogul 5779
26 Ashoka the Great (304–232 BC), Mauryan Emperor of ancient India, and the first Buddhist ruler to send Buddhist missionaries outside of India throughout the Old World (阿育王) 5680
27 RZA – rapper and actor, with the Wu-Tang Clan he now incorporates buddhism and taoism 5127
28 Barry Zito, American Baseball Player, San Francisco Giants 4975
29 Goldie Hawn, American actress 4183
30 Tony Jaa, Thai martial artist and actor, best known for the movie Ong-Bak. 4093
31 Kate Bosworth, American actress 3761
32 Phil Jackson, Basketball coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers 3497
33 Herbie Hancock, American pianist and composer 3376
34 Kublai Khan Mongol emperor 3146
35 2D, lead singer and keyboardist of the British virtual band Gorillaz. 3055
36 Deepak Chopra, American physician born in India, as well as an author. 2911
37 Philip Glass, composer 2781
38 Empress Wu of Zhou China (625-705), the only female empress regnant in Chinese history 2682
39 Chow Yun-fat, Chinese actor 2559
40 Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956) -Indian nationalist, jurist, scholar, political leader, Buddhist revivalist and architect of the Indian Constitution 2456
41 Thuy Trang (1973–2001), Vietnamese American Actress 2266
42 Alan Watts (1915–1973) 2075
43 Liu Kang, character from the video game and later movie, Mortal Kombat 1843
44 Roberto Baggio, retired Italian footballer, widely considered among the top strikers of all time. 1704
45 Lisa Simpson, feminist and daughter of Homer and Marge Simpson The Simpsons Episode 275 (Season 13 Episode 6) 'She of Little Faith'</ref> 1701
46 Dennis Weaver, American Actor 1386
47 Sailor Mars, one of the members of the Sailorscouts. 1279
48 Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen/Chán 1200
49 Nagarjuna, founder of the Madhyamika school, widely considered the most important Mahayana philosopher (with Asanga) 985
50 Trini Kwan, original Yellow Ranger of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. 903
51 Xuanzang, brought Yogacara to China to found Faxiang school, significant pilgrim, translator 748
52 Mongkut, king of Thailand and founder of the Thammayut Nikaya 617
53 U Thant - 3rd Secretary General of the United Nations (1909–1971) 604
54 Padmasambhava, (Tib. Guru Rinponchee) Indian founder of Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism 558
55 Yoh Asakura, protagonist of the anime/manga Shaman King 471
56 Green Arrow (Connor Hawke), DC Comics' superhero. 468
57 Hank Johnson - U.S. Congressman from Georgia 435
58 Nichiren (founder of Nichiren Buddhism) 432
59 Lenny Leonard, character from the cartoon The Simpsons 419
60 Kanishka, ruler of the Kushan Empire 384
61 Carl Carlson, character from the cartoon The Simpsons 381
62 Robert Thurman (1941 - ) - an American author, editor and translator of books on Tibetan Buddhism, Je Tsongkhapa professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and co-founder and president of Tibet House U.S. 381
63 Ananda, Siddhartha's cousin, personal attendant of the Buddha and one of his chief disciples 365
64 Milarepa, a foremost student of Marpa Lotsawa who is said to have achieved buddhahood in one lifetime 360
65 Lucia Rijker, Dutch boxer, actress 309
66 Ellison Onizuka (1946–1986), American astronaut 300
67 Daisaku Ikeda (1928 - ) 256
68 Menander (Pali: Milinda), 2nd century BCE, an Indo-Greek king of northwestern India, who questioned Nāgasena about Buddhism in the Milinda Pañha, and is said to have become an arhat. 242
69 Sunita 241
70 Vasubandhu, author of (1) the Abhidharmakosha and (2) various Yogacara treatises; these may or may not be the same person 218
71 Mazie Hirono - U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii 217
72 Victor Pelevin, novelist 216
73 Buddhaghosa, (Theravadin commentator) 211
74 Atisha, holder of the “mind training” (Tib. lojong) teachings, considered an indirect founder of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism 206
75 Huineng, sixth and last patriarch of Zen in China 204
76 Sariputta (Pali, Shariputra Sanskrit), one of the two chief disciples of the Buddha. 195
77 Shantideva, (8th century) author of the Bodhisattvacaryavatra 191
78 Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907) 187
79 Maudgalyayana (Sanskrit, Moggallana Pali), one of two chief disciples of the Buddha. 186
80 Jack Kornfield (1945 - ) - an American book writer, student of renowned forest monk Ajahn Chah, and teacher of Theravada Buddhism. 184
81 Asanga, under of the Yogachara school, widely considered the most important Mahayana philosopher (with Nagarjuna) 178
82 Linji, 9th century Chinese monk, founder of the Linji school of Zen 166
83 Shinran, founder of the Japanese Pure Land Jodo Shin sect (Jodo Shinshu) and disciple of Hōnen 159
84 Devadatta, another cousin of Siddhartha and later rival who attempted to assassinate the Buddha 156
85 Tillakaratne Dilshan – Sri Lankan cricketer. 156
86 Ajahn Chah 154
87 Ambapali 148
88 Bimbisara 142
89 Hakuin Ekaku (1686–1769, Rinzai Zen) 139
90 Nāgasena (2nd century BCE), Buddhist sage questioned about Buddhism by Milinda, the Indo-Greek king in the Milinda Pañha. 136
91 Subhuti 132
92 Ajatasattu 126
93 Angulimala 116
94 Ven. Yin Shun (1906–2005) 116
95 Punna 113
96 Anagarika Dharmapala (1864–1933) 112
97 Eisai (12th century Japanese monk, travelled to China and returned to found the Japanese Rinzai sect of Zen) 112
98 Anuruddha 111
99 Shi (comics), Crusade Comics' superheroine. 110
100 Brad Warner (b. 1964) 110
101 Emperor Ming of Han China. 110
102 Dharmakirti, famed logician, author of the Seven Treatises; student of Dignana's student Ishvarasena; said to have debated famed Hindu scholar Shankara 110
103 Jayavarman VII (1181–1219), king of Cambodia 109
104 Talika, (Tilopa in Tibetan), recipient of four separate transmissions from Nagarjuna, Nagpopa, Luipa, and Khandro Kalpa Zangmo; Naropa's teacher 107
105 Mallika 104
106 Upali, foremost disciple in knowledge of the Vinaya. 103
107 Khema 101
108 Ven. Sheng-yen (1930–2009) - a religious scholar, one of the most respected teachers of Chinese Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism, and founder of spiritual and educational organization Dharma Drum Mountain. 101
109 Yi Jing, pilgrim and translator 98
110 King Devanampiya Tissa (307 BC - 267 BC) of Sri Lanka 95
111 Hsuan Hua (1918–1995) - Tripitaka Master - Extensive English commentaries on the major Mahayana Sutras: Avatamsaka Sutra, Shurangama Sutra, Shurangama Mantra, Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, and many others 95
112 Ajahn Buddhadasa 94
113 Anawrahta (1014–1077), founder of Pagan Empire, credited for the spread of Theravada Buddhism in Upper Burma 93
114 Christmas Humphreys (1901–1983) 85
115 Uppalavanna 82
116 Ven. Cheng Yen (1937-) 82
117 Yunmen Wenyan, founder of one of the five Chán schools 77
118 Mindon (1808–1878), king of Myanmar and facilitator of "Fifth World Theravada Buddhist Council" or Fifth Sangayana 73
119 Wonhyo (617-668) Korean monk; prolific commentator on Mahayana sutras 71
120 Saraha, famed mahasiddha, forefather of the Tibetan Kagyu lineage 70
121 Green Lama, an American pulp magazine hero. 69
122 Yeshe Tsogyal, important female student and consort of Padmasambhava 68
123 Longchenpa one of the greatest Nyingma philosophers 63
124 Nadapada, (Tib. Naropa), Tilopa's primary disciple, teacher of Marpa the Translator and Khungpo Nyaljor 63
125 Marpa (Marpa the Translator, Marpa of Lhobrag), student of Naropa and a founder of the Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism 62
126 Tara Brach (1953- ) 60
127 Joseph Goldstein 59
128 Zhiyi, founder of theTiantai school 58
129 Ippen, founder of the Japanese Pure Land Ji sect (Ji-shu) 57
130 Ingen, 17th century Chinese Zen monk, founder of the Ōbaku sect of Zen 57
131 Han Yong-un (1879–1944) 56
132 Visakha 55
133 Mandarava, important female student and consort of Padmasambhava 53
134 Sakya Pandita one of the greatest Sakya philosophers 53
135 Buddhabhadra, founding abbot and patriarch of the Shaolin temple 51
136 Gudo Wafu Nishijima (b. 1919) 51
137 Lokaksema, a Kushan monk, the first translator of Mahayana scriptures into Chinese, around 180 CE. 50
138 Aryadeva, foremost disciple of Nagarjuna, continued the philosophical school of Madhyamika 44
139 Kisa Gotami 44
140 Pindola Bharadvaja 43
141 Anathapindika 42
142 Channa 42
143 Mahasi Sayadaw 41
144 Wong Ah Kiu – Malaysian of mixed Chinese and Malay descent. She was raised as a Buddhist. </ref> 38
145 Huangbo Xiyun, 9th century, teacher of Linji 38
146 Gampopa, a student of Jetsun Milarepa and founder of the Karma Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism 37
147 Baizhang Huaihai 36
148 Jinul Korean Seon monk (1158–1210); founder of modern Korean gong'an meditation system 35
149 Dr John Crook, Phd, DSC (1930- ) - a British ecologist, sociologist, and practitioner of both Ch'an and Tibetan Buddhism tradition. 35
150 Zhaozhou, 9th century Chán master; noted for "Mu" koan 33
151 Dahui Zonggao, 12th century koan master 31
152 Uisang (7th century Korean monk, founder of Hwaeom tradition, based upon the Chinese Huayan school) 31
153 Mazu, 8th century Zen master, teacher of Zhaozhou 30
154 Cunda 30
155 Pasenadi 29
156 Fazang 28
157 Zongmi, fifth patriarch of Chinese Huayan school 27
158 Gihwa (1376–1433) Korean Seon monk; wrote commentaries on the Diamond Sutra and Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment 25
159 Sundari 24
160 Woncheuk 24
161 Somdej Toh (Thai monk specializing in magical amulets) 24
162 Assaji 24
163 Hong Yi, calligraphist, painter, master of seal carving 22
164 Ledi Sayadaw 22
165 Dharmaraksita (3rd century BCE), Greek Buddhist missionary of Ashoka the Great, and a teacher of Nagasena. 22
166 Jizang, founder of the Three Treatise School 20
167 Taranatha important Jonang scholar 20
168 Webu Sayadaw 20
169 Luipa, one of the eighty-four tantric Mahasiddhas 19
170 Hongren, fifth patriarch of Zen in China 17
171 Ajahn Sao Kantasilo 16
172 Bodhiruci, patriarch of the Ti-Lun school 14
173 Prajna (c. 810). A monk and translator from Kabul, who translated important texts into Chinese and educated the Japanese KÅ«kai in Sanskrit texts. 13
174 Citta 13

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