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A short biography of Daman Hongren, the Fifth Patriarch of Ch'an.
A brief biography of Dayi Daoxin, the Fourth Patriarch of Ch'an.
(771-853 C.E.) Successor of Pai-chang Huai-hai, and teacher of Hsiang-yen.
Master List of Ancient Masters
Extensive list of brief biographies of ancient masters.
A brief biography of Nanyang Huizhong, Dharma-heir of Huineng, the Sixth Ancestor.
Patriarchs and other Great Zen Masters of Ancient China
Teachings of the great masters of sudden illumination in ancient China -- the forerunners of Zen in Japan.
A brief biography of Qingyuan Xingsi, Dharma-heir of the Sixth Ancestor, Huineng.
List in chronological order.
Zen Ancestors Lineage Chart
Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader: Detailed, well-laid out chart of the Zen Ancestors. [PDF]
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