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Some Buddhist
Comic Book Characters

- Green Arrow II
- Swift
- Hiro Nakamura
- Sailor Venus
- Xorn
- Thunderlord
- Tara
- Blindshot
- Iron Fist
- Shi
- Madrox the Multiple Man
- Tina Greer
- The Shadow
- Great Ten

Non-Buddhist Comic Book Characters who have practiced Buddhism

- Batman
- Wolverine
Excellent, detailed lists of famous Buddhists can be found on the external websites listed in the box on the right. When we have found names of additional famous Buddhists not listed on these other pages, or when we have created dedicated spiritual biography pages for these individuals, we have listed them here:


Additional Buddhists

Below are names of additional lists of Buddhists, extracted from the external lists linked to above. Consult those sites for more details and webpages about each of these individuals:
Abe Masao
Adam Yauch [MCA]
Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Chah
Ajahn Khemadhammo
Ajahn Mun
Ajahn Sumedho
Akong
Alanis Morissette
Alice Walker
Allen Ginsberg
Amoghavajra
An Shih Kao
Anagarika Dharmapala
Ananda
Ananda Maitreya
Andy Houts
Andy Lau
Angulimala
Anita Mui
Asanga
Ashoka the Great
Ashvaghosha
Atisha
Audrey Marnay
Aung San Suu Kyi
Ayya Khema
B. R. Ambedkar
Baizhang
Baizhang Huaihai
Bassui Tokusho
Bell Hooks
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Bob Kaufman
Bodhidharma
Bodhiruci
Boy George
Brad Warner
Brhadrata
Bruce Lee
Buddha
Buddhadasa
Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
Buddhaghosa
C.A.F. Rhys Davids
Candrakirti
Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys Davids
Carré Otis
Chandrakirti
Charles R. Johnson
Cheng Yen
Chih Tun
Ching Kung
Chogyam Trungpa [Chögyam Trungpa]
Chow Yun-Fat
Christmas Humphreys
Chuck Hoberman
Collin Walcott
D.T. Suzuki
Dainin Katagiri
Daisaku Ikeda
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
Daiun Harada
Dalai Lama
Daoji
David Bowie
Dhardo Rimpoche
Dharmakirti
Dharmaraksa
Dharmaraksita
Dilgo Khyentse
Dipa Ma
Disciples of the Buddha
Dogen
Dogen Zenji
Duncan Sheik
Dusum Khyenpa
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro
Edward Conze
Eido Shimano
Eisai
Emil Schlagintweit
Enchin
Ennin
Erdini Qoigyijabu
Ernestine Anderson
Fa Xian
Fabien Barthez
Faxian
Faye Wong
Fazang
Fenggan
Gampopa
Gampopa Dagpo Lharje
Ganden Tripa
Garry Shandling
Gary Glitter
Gary Snyder
Gautama Buddha
Gedun Drub
Gedun Gyatso
George Lucas
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Gihwa
Gochin no Tajima
Goldie Hawn
Gustav Meyrink
Gyaltsab Je
Haing S. Ngor
Haku'un Yasutani
Hakuin Ekaku
Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi
Hannah Nydahl
Hanshan
Harold Ramis
Harshavardhana
Henry Steel Olcott
Herbie Hancock
Herschel Savage
Honen
Houn Jiyu-Kennett
Hsin Ting
Hsing Yun
Hsu Yun
Hsuan Hua
Huangbo Xiyun
Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle
Huineng
Ikkyu
Ingen
Ippen
Irvin Kershner
Jackie Chan
Jakusho Kwong
James Ishmael Ford
Jamie Muir
Jamphel Gyatso
Jan Willis
Jayavarman VII
Je Tsongkhapa
Jebtsundamba
Jerry Brown
Jet Li
Jetsun Milarepa
Jianzhen
Jigdal Dachen Sakya
Jigme Phuntsok
Jinul Korean Seon monk
Jiva
Jiyu Kennett
Jnanagupta
Jnanayasas
Joanna Lumley
John Astin
John Cage
John Crook
John Daido Loori
John Milius
Josei Toda
Joseph Goldstein
Joshu
K. Sri Dhammananda
Kalu
Kalu Rinpoche
Kancha Ilaiah
Kanishka
Karl Eugen Neumann
Karmapa
Kathleen Dee-Anne Norris
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Kelsang Gyatso
Kelzang Gyatso
Khandro Kalpa Zangmo
Khedrup Gyatso
Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
Khungpo Nyaljor
Kirk Hammett
Kodo Sawaki
Koo Stark
Kublai Khan
Kukai
Kumarajiva
Kumarayana
Kyabje Gehlek
Kyozan Joshu Sasaki
Lama Anagarika Govinda
Laurie Anderson
Ledi Sayadaw
Leonard Cohen
Leslie Cheung
Li Hongzhi
Liang Wudi
Linji
Lokaksema
Longchenpa
Lozang Gyatso
Lu Sheng-yen
Luipa
Lungtok Gyatso
Mahadharmaraksita
Mahakashyapa
Mahakasyapa
Mahasi Sayadaw
Maitreya-natha
Manhae
Mark Copani
Marpa Lotsawa
Maxi Jazz
Melissa Mathison
Menander
Menander I
Meshell Ndegeocello
Michael Everson
Michael O'Keefe
Michelle Yeoh
Milarepa
Mipham Jamyang Gyatso
Miyamoto Musashi
Moggallana
Mongkut
Na'gasena
Nagarjuna
Nagasena
Nagpopa
Nakamura Hajime
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Naropa
Natalie Goldberg
Nhat Hanh
Nichiren
Nikko
Nishida Kitaro
Nishitani Keiji
Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana
Nyogen Senzaki
Ole Nydahl
Oliver Stone
Orlando Bloom
Padmasambhava
Paltul Rinpoche
Panchen Lama
Paramanuchit
Patrick Duffy
Patti Smith
Paul Haller
Paul Michael Glaser
Paula Cole
Pema Chodron
Penelope Cruz [Penélope Cruz]
Peter Coyote
Peter Norton
Phil Jackson
Philip Glass
Philip Kapleau
Phoolan Devi
Po-Srimitra
Rahula
Reginald Ray
Rennyo
Richard Gere
Ricky Martin
Ro'ben
Robert Aitken
Robert Baker Aitken
Robert Thurman
Roberto Baggio
Ron Glass
Ruby Wax
Ryokan
S. N. Goenka
Sabine Kratze
Saicho
Saito Musashibo Benkei
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Sally Yeh
Sanghapala
Sangharakshita
Sariputra
Sayadaw U Pandita
Scott Shaw
Sengcan
Sermey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin
Sessai Choro
Sesshu Toyo
Seung Sahn
Shantideva
Sharon Salzberg
Sheng-yen
Shinran
Sho'toku
Shoko Asahara
Shunryu Suzuki
Simsang
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Sobin Yamada
Soen Nakagawa
Somdej Toh
Sonam Gyatso
Soyen Shaku
Stephen Batchelor
Stephin Merritt
Steve Jobs
Steve Van Zandt
Steven Seagal
Sthiramati
Sulak Sivaraksa
Suma Ching Hai
Surya Das
Susan Blackmore
Sylvia Wetzel
T.W. Rhys Davids
Tai Situpa
Taisen Deshimaru
Taizan Maezumi
Takuan Soho
Tarthang Tulku
Tenshin Reb Anderson
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
Tenzin Gyatso
Tenzin Osel Rinpoche [Tenzin Ösel Rinpoche]
Teresa Teng
Tetsugen Bernard Glassman
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Quang Duc
Thich Thien An
Thien-An
Thomas Cleary
Thomas William Rhys Davids
Thrangu
Thrangu Rinpoche
Thubten Gyatso
Thubten Yeshe
Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
Tiger Woods
Tilopa
Tina Turner
Tomek Lehnert
Trinley Gyatso
Trinley Thaye Dorje
Tsangyang Gyatso
Tsongkhapa
Tsultrim Gyatso
Tsunesaburo Makiguchi
Tsutsui Jomyo Meishu
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
U Ba Khin
U Thant
Uisang
Uma Thurman
Urgyen Trinley Dorje
Vajirananavarorasa
Vasubandhu
Walpola Rahula
Watazumi Doso
Wayne Shorter
Weonhyo
William Clay Ford
William Hung
Wonchuk
Wu Zetian
Xuanzang
Xuanzang
Yeshe Losal
Yi Jing
Yin Shun
Yohei Kono
Yonten Gyatso
Yunmen
Yunmen Wenyan
Zaya Pandita
Zentatsu Richard Baker
Zhaozhou
Zhiyi
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Zongmi

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