Important people in the religion Buddhism
An introductory list of important people in Buddhism. This will be expanded much further as time permits.Ananda The Buddha's cousin and one of his primary disciples. He memorized and recited the Buddha's teachings, and so was known as the Dhammabhandagarika, "treasurer of the teachings." Dalai Lama Gautama Nhat Hanh, Thich (1926-) Expatriate Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. Sakyamuni
- John Bowker, ed., Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford UP, 2000).
- Damien Keown, Oxford Dictionary of Buddhism (Oxford UP, 2003).
- Jonathan Landlaw and Stephen Bodian, Buddhism for Dummies (Wiley, 2003).
- "Buddhism." Encyclopædia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service, 2004).
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Religion is important to people for their own personal reasons. For many it gives them comfort in times of tragedy. For others it gives them a connection to a power greater than themselves