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Famous Buddhists

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A List of famous Buddhists. This list compiles well known individuals who practice or have heavily studied Buddhism. All branches of Buddhism have been included. Buddhism is a philosophy and religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known to most of us as "the Buddha." Though it's found throughout the world, Buddhism is most popular in Asia, and it originated within India. There are two major branches of Buddhism, Mahayana and Theravada, the former being the most popular. The common thread among all branches of Buddhism is the concept of "dependent origination", that reality is an interwoven web of cause and effect.

Though its origins are distant, there are plenty of famous American Buddhists. Buddhism is the philosophy held or studied by every individual on this list of celebrity Buddhists.
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    Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Buddhists

    Allen Ginsberg Died at 71 (1926-1997)

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    Chow Yun-Fat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Buddhists

    Chow Yun-Fat 60

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    Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Buddhists

    Courtney Love age 51

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    Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Buddhists

    Jet Li age 52

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    k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Buddhists

    k.d. lang age 54

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    Kate Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Buddhists

    Kate Bosworth age 32

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    Kenneth Pai

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    Orlando Bloom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Buddhists

    Orlando Bloom age 38

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    Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Buddhists

    Sharon Stone age 57

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    Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Buddhists

    Tiger Woods age 40

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    Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Buddhists

    Tina Turner age 76

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    Died at 88 (1918-2006)

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