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Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Buddhism: Lineages: Zen: Masters and Teachers: Ancient Masters
Hui Neng - Sixth Patriarch
Lin-chi - Rinzai
Society: Religion and Spirituality: Taoism: Sages
- 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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