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Zen Buddhist Names: an online catalog, part O-Z

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This document lists Buddhist names given to students and teachers active within the Zen tradition. Additions, corrections and comments will be appreciated. Please send email to Dr T. Matthew Ciolek tmciolek@ciolek.com. For names used in the context of Tibetan Buddhism see the Dharma Names.


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ZEN NAME          LANGUAGE      MEANING         BEARERS

O ON | OS | top |      

       ON back
Onko(J.)Warm (Compassionate) [163]GOLASZEWSKA, Urszula [163]
Onryu [???]龍 [tmc](J.)Hidden Dragon [197]WEINSTEIN, David [197]
Onza(J.)Peaceful Sitting [147]ROSENBAUM, Bob [147]
Onzan [???]山 [tmc](J.)Sensitive Mountain [163]CASUCCI, Fred [163]
       OS back
Oshin 応心 [167](J.)Responding Heart [167]RUSSELL, Sam [167]

P PH | PO | PR | PU | top |      

       PH back
Phung Xuan(V.)Meeting the Spring [177]THICH NHAT HANH [177]
       PO back
Poep Mu(K.)Empty Dharma [260], No Dharma [260]PERL, Jacob [260]
Popkong(K.)Empty Dharma [47]The 23rd Shilla King POPHUNG (r. 514-546) [47]
Popun(K.)Dharma Cloud [47]The 23rd Shilla King POPHUNG (r. 514-546) [47]
       PR back
Pranidhana(K.)Heartfelt Wish, Great Longing, Powerful Intention, Promise, Vow [168]OVEREEM, Ineke [168]
       PU back
Purna(Skt.)Full and Complete [255]PIRRUCCELLO, Ann [255]

Q QU | top |      

       QU back
Quang Tu(V.)Compassion [18]SLOVICK, Beth [18]

R RA | RE | RI | RO | RY | top |      

       RA back
Ranka 蘭 華 [167](J.)Orchid Blossom [167]de HULLU, Ingrid [167]
       RE back
Reiju(J.)Spiritual Tree [36]BROWMAN, Zachary [36]
Reiseki(J.)Spiritual Rock [163]GALLEGOS, Danny [163]
Reiunken(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]USAMI, Shue [144]
Reizu(J.)Spiritual Jewel [163]SENDEROWSKI, Mariusz [163]
Rengyoku 蓮[???] [tmc](J.)Lotus Jewel [163]TUZ, Edytha [163]
Renso 蓮窓 [167](J.)Lotus Window [167]SCHIPPERS, Wil [167]
       RI back
Riki(J.)Power Energy [36]KIXMILLER, Richard [36]
Rin'un-an(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]OSTERTAG, Silvia [144]
Rinsho 臨照 [263](J.)Presence Illumination [263]van GELDER, Diana [263]
       RO back
Roshin [???]心 [tmc](J.)Dew Drop Mind [11]MALONE, Peggy [11]
Rozan [???]山 [tmc](J.)Old/Stupid Mountain [163]SCHUITEMAKER, Willem [163]
       RY back
Ryogaku(J.)Beyond Intelligence [163]MASARYK, John [163]
Ryojo(J.)Virtuous Splendor [163]KUIJPERS, Ans [163]
Ryokan(J.)Generous [127], Large-hearted [127]RYOKAN Taigu [127]
Ryokan(J.)Good Open Gentle Mind [163]TAPSELL, Danny [163]
Ryokan(J.)Good Insight [163]STONE, Sandy [163]
Ryoko 量衡 [tmc](J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]YASUTANI, Hakuun Ryoko
Ryosen 霊川 [167](J.)River Spirit [167]van LET, Ellen [167]
Ryoshin [???]心 [tmc](J.)Pure Heart [163][surname redacted at the bearer's request][163]
Ryotan 了湛 [167](J.)Complete Fulfilment [167]OOSTERHOLT, Kees [167]
Ryotetsu(J.)Well Accomplished or Well Penetrating [204]FREED, Jan [204]
Ryozan [???]山 [tmc](J.)Happy Mountain [171]SCHUITEMAKER, Willem [171]
Ryoun-ken 龍雲[???] [tmc](J.)Dragon Cloud Temple [the meaning is to be ascertained]YAMADA, Masamichi Ryoun-ken
Ryozen [???]禅 [tmc](J.)Abide in Zen [163]GERBHEIDE, K.C. [163]
Ryu'un* 龍雲 [tmc](J.)Dragon CloudMURPHY, Susan [144]
Ryudo 龍道 [tmc](J.)Dragon Way [139], Way of The Dragon [163]BASTIEN, Jim [139] // STOCK, Brad [163]
Ryujin(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]FLANAGAN, John [115]
Ryujo 龍[???] [tmc](J.)Dragon Samadhi [163]FAYLE, Doug [163] // VERSTEEGH, Wim [163]
Ryuko 龍[???] [tmc](J.)Dragon Tiger [163]NICKLAS, Gerhard [163]
Ryumon 龍門 [tmc](J.)Dragon Gate [163]BRANICKA, Zofia [163]
Ryunen(J.)Like a Willow Tree [163], Flexible Unbreakable [163]van DANSIK, Job [163] // DRYZNER, Slawomir [163]
Ryunen 龍念 [tmc](J.)Dragon Mind [93]JAMES, Kenneth W. [93]
Ryusan 龍[???] [tmc](J.)Dragon Mountain [2]GADBAW, Jim [2]
Ryushin 龍心 [tmc](J.)Dragon Heart [73][163]BEUMER, Theo [163] // CHRISTOFFERSON, Richard [144] // HALLER, Paul [73] // MALONE, Sean [79] // THACH, Andrea [145]
Ryusho 龍翔 [167](J.)Fly Like a Dragon [167]DORIGA, Lopez Jorge [167]
Ryutan 龍[???] [tmc](J.)Dragon Abyss [147], Dragon Pond [147]LUNG-T'AN CH'UNG-HSIN (J. Ryutan Sushin) [147]
Ryuun-an 龍雲菴 [tmc](J.)Dragon Cloud Hermitage [??]CICETTI, Raymond [144] // DREISBACH, Uta [144]
Ryu'un-Ken* 龍雲[???] [tmc](J.)Dragon Cloud (Temple) [241]SHUKMAN, Henry [241]
Ryuzen 龍禅 [tmc](J.)Dragon Zen [163]LEMAIRE, Maria [163b]

S SA | SE | SH | SI | SO | SS | SU | top |      

       SA back
Saigen 済玄 [167](J.)Mysterious Salvation [167]HUNFELD, Pauline [167]
Saisho 済奨 [167](J.)Liberating Urge [167]SOPERS, Nynke [167]
Saiun [???]雲 [tmc](J.)Colorful Cloud [36]HARA, Atsumi [36]
Sangetsu 山月 [tmc](J.)Mountain Moon [151]BUSCH, John [151]
Sankei 山[???] [tmc](J.)Mountain Form [153]VERGARA, Robert [153]
Sansetsu 山雪 [tmc](J.)Mountain Snow [1]SIERCHIO, Michael [1]
Sansho(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]GALLAGHER, Jim [112]
Sanyo 山[???] [tmc](J.)Mountain Form [146]van ALLEN, Jack [146]
Sariputra(Sk.)Child of A Spring Nightingale [??]SARIPUTRA [??]
       SE back
Se'wa(J.)Peaceful [142]BARTOLIC, Leslie [142]
Sei'un An, Sei-un an* 清雲菴 [tmc](J.)Clearing Away The Clouds Hermitage [132], Clear Cloud Hermitage [132], Immaculate Cloud Hermitage [132]REILEY, Kathleen [132] // STONE, Roselyn [7][132]
Seicho 清調 [263](J.)Pure Melody [263]JAREK-KNABE, Katharina [263]
Seido [???]道 [tmc](J.)Sincere Way [76]HOWELL, Jamie Kogen Seido [76]
Seido [???]道 [tmc](J.)Aware of the Way [163]KANIEWSKI, Krzysztof [163]
Seido 清道 [167](J.)Clear Way [167]LAMFERS, Jacco [167]
Seigan(J.)Vow [118]GLASSING, Edwin [18]
Seien 清円 [263](J.)Pure Circle [163][263]de LEEUW, Annelies [263] // ROGALA, Maciej [163] // SLOAN, Mary Ellen [163]
Seigen 聖源 [tmc](J.)Sacred Source [163]GENT, Tania [163]
Seijo 聖[???] [tmc](J.)Sacred Silence [163]KELLY, Ann [163]
Seiju 聖[???] [tmc](J.)Sacred Jewel [163]HAND, Leslie [163]
Seijun 誠遵 [167](J.)Following the Truth [167]WONDERGEM, Dorien [167]
Seikan 誠[???] [tmc](J.)Pure Gentle Heart [163]DOAN, Ala [163]
Seiki [???]気 [tmc](J.)Vital Energy [36]THEOFILATOS, Spiro [36]
Seiki 清気 [tmc](J.)Pure Energy [163]KOROPCZAK, Marek [163]
Seiki [???]気 [tmc](J.)Genuine Energy [163]FOX, Liz [163]
Seiko(J.)Sincerity & Peace [163]HARTGERS, Tineke [163]
Seiko(J.)Star Reflecting on the Lake [18]MORNINGSTAR, Susan [18]
Seikyo 清鏡 [263](J.)Clear Mirror [151][263]BUSCH, John [151] // NUBE, Alina [263]
Seirin(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]KOHN, Barbara [71]
Seiryo(J.)Complete Purity [163]SHIGEOKA, Mark [163]
Seiryo(J.)Clear in Intelligence [240]CHORO SEIRYO (C. Chen-hsieh Ch'ing-liao) (1089-1151) [240]
Seiryu(J.)Clear Stream [1][209]BLACKMAN, Bruce [209] // SEYMOUR-FORD, Jan [1]
Seiryu [???]龍 [tmc](J.)Peaceful Dragon [1]GLUEK, Maggie [1]
Seisen(J.)Pure Spring [95], Like a Fountain [95]FLETCHER, Anne [??] // SAUNDERS, Anne [95][97]
Seisetsu 精拙 (J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]SEKI, Seisetsu [252]
Sei Shi(J.)Sincere Aspiration [157]NEMVALTS, Kalle [157]
Seishi(J.)Clear Resolve [148], Clear Aspiration [188], Clear Intention [246]AMIRAULT, Chris [246] // BLUM, Estes [156] // FRAPPIER, Alexandra [148] // NIXON, John Robert [188]
Seishin 清心 [tmc](J.)Pure Heart [163]LLEWELLYN, Barbara [149] // MEIJER, Frans [163] // O'FLAHERTY, Kevin [163] // SAUNDERS, Mimi [142]
Seishin 清心 [tmc](J.)Pure Faith [163]LANE, Martin [163]
Seishin 聖心 [tmc](J.)Sacred Faith [163]WRIGHT, Wynn [163]
Seisho 清[???] [tmc](J.)Pure Nature [149]GILPIN, Kate [149]
Seisho(C./J.)Western Bell [216]HAWK, Pat [216]
Seiso(J.)Whole expression [262]COOPER, Paul [262]
Seisui 清水 [tmc](J.)Calm Water [149], Clear Water [151], Pure Clear Water [163]CUBERO, Gemma [149] // DOUDNA, Ellen [151] // WOENSDREGT, Ria [163]
Sekishun(J.)Red Spring [157]DeCOTIS, Karen [157]
Sekkei(J.)Snow Valley [36]FENNIE, Kristopher [36]
Sekiryu [???]龍 [tmc](J.)Stone Dragon [215]TURLUR, Pierre [215]
Seng-ts'an(C.)Jewel of The Community [??]SENG-TS'AN (J. Sosan) [??]
Senjo(J.)Ten Times Master Hyakujo [36]LAGOMARSINO, Andrew [36]
Senko 千江 [167](J.)Thousand Rivers [163][167]de BOER, Simon [167] // Merrill, Carol [163]
Senshin(J.)Spring [163]DRAHEIM, Grazyna [163]
Senzan 泉 山 [167](J.)Fountain Mountain [167]van der MARK, Taco [167]
Setsu(J.)Unskillful, Clumsy [??]CHANG-CHO HSIU-TS'AI (J. Chosetsu Yusai) [??]
Setsuan 雪菴 [tmc](J.)Snow Hermitage, Snow Hut [136]GODWIN, Gaelyn [136][143]
Seung Sahn(K.)Tall Mountain [120], High Mountain [120]SEUNG SAHN [120]
       SH back
Shakizen [???]禅 [tmc](J.)Little Shakia Zen [163]SIEMASZKO, Marta [163]
Shaku(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]HARTL, Josef [144]
Shakyamuni(Sk.)The Sage of The Shakya Clan [??], The Ascetic of the Shakyas [208], Shakya Ascetic [208]GAUTAMA Buddha [??]
Shiani-an [???][???]菴 [tmc](J.)Essence Sister Hermitage [132]PUNZALAN, Sonia [132]
Shigetsu [???]月 [tmc](J.)Purple Moon [163]HALL-BILSKIE, Cindy [163]
Shih-te(C.)Pick Up [102]SHIH-TE (J. Jittoku) [102]
Shijun(J.)Pure and Honest as a Child [240]TANKA SHIJUN (C. Tan-hsia Tzu-ch'un) (? – 1119) [240]
Shikai(J.)Entire World [2]SWARTOUT, Kathy [2]
Shikan 志観 [167](J.)Aspiration Insight [167]VIS, Martijn [167]
Shiketsu(J.)Shit Stick [163]TYMANSKI, Tymon [163]
Shinketsu(J.)Truly at Rest [240]CHORO SEIRYO (C. Chen-hsieh Ch'ing-liao) (1089-1151) [240]
Shin'un*(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]HAWK, Pat [144]
Shin'yu 真友 [167](J.)Truth Companion [167]ROEST, Thijs [167]
Shinden 心田 (J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]INABA, Shinden [252]
Shindo 心道 [tmc](J.)Faith in the Way [163]HOWARD, Dave [163] // PITTS, Richard [163]
Shindo [???]道 [tmc](J.)Forest Way [61]FARRIN, Barry [61]
Shindo [???]道 [tmc](J.)New Way [1]DeGREGORIA, Ben [66] // MALONE, Kobutsu [11]
Shingetsu 心月 [tmc](J.)Mind Moon [149]MILLIGAN, Bill [149]
Shinjo(J.)True Purity [36]FELBER, Michaela [36]
Shinjo 真乗 [263](J.)True Vehicle [163][263]SCHMUCK, Frank [163] // SOMERS, Simon [263]
Shinka 心花 [263](J.)Mind Flower [263]OUSEN, Iris [263]
Shinkai(J.)Servant of the Servant [30]BIRX, Charles [30]
Shinkai [???]海 [tmc](J.)Ocean of Fidelity [174]BAXTER, Al [174]
Shinko(J.)Deep Lake Clear [142]BARTOLIC, Leslie [142] // GROENEWOUD, Wilma [144] // SQUIRE, Philip [144]
Shinko 心[???] [tmc](J.)Illuminated Mind [163]GROENWOUD, Wilma [163]
Shinko(J.)True Faithful Light [226]WEST, Linda [226]
Shinsen(J.)Deep Spring [151]DAY, Kate [151]
Shinshi(J.)Deep/Still [142], Profound Stillness [151], Deep Stillness [157]BURKHART, Steven [151] // HOBBS, Kellie [157] // KIESER, Walter [142]
Shinshi(J.)Steadfast Resolve [151][251]HAEFELE, Richard [151] // HUBBELING, Petra [251]
Shin Shin(J.)Faith Mind [157]SMITH-WILLIAMS, Sherry [157]
Shinsho(J.)Heart of Truth [163]THIELKING, Paul [163]
Shin'un Ken*(J.)House of the Spreading Cloud [216]HAWK, Pat [216]
Shisen(J.)Arrow Wizard [2]WARD, Fletcher [2]
Shishin(J.)Aspiration Truth [149]CUBERO, Gemma [149] // WICK, Gerry [95]
Shitetsu(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]SENDO, Shitetsu Shoun-ken [144]
Shizan [???]山 [tmc](J.)Smooth Mountain [69]LEIGHTON, Taigen Shizan [69]
Shizan [???]山 [tmc](J.)To Reach The Mountain [163], To Reach The Top of The Mountain [163]JABLONSKI, Jarek [163] // KWIATKOWSKI, Tomek [163]
Shoan(J.)True Sound [163]TRZASKA, Mikolai [163]
Sho-e(J.)Manifest Blessings [2]GADBAW, Jim [2]
Shoan(J.)Genuine Bliss [142]GREGORY, Sharon [142]
Shobo(J.)True Dharma [163]van de REEP, Jacky [163]
Shodo [???]道 [tmc](J.)True Way [163]FLATT, John [144] // POSTEMA, Alexa [163] // SANDS, John [163]
Shofu KoHo(J.)Pinewinds Spreading the Truth/Dharma in Ten Directions [51]SORENSON, Georgia [51]
Shogen(J.)Eye of Truth [64]CLIFTON, John [64]
Shogen 照 源 [263](J.)Illuminating the Source [167]van de KRUK, Martin [167]
Shogetsu [???]月 [tmc](J.)Bright Moon [142][surname redacted at the bearer's request][142]
Shohei 正平 [tmc](J.)True Calm/Balance [182]LENENTINE, Dirk [182]
Shoho 正法 [tmc](J.)True Dharma [163]SZLENCEL, Magda [163]
Shoin 正印 [167](J.)True Seal [167]HASPER, Mark [167]
Shoji(J.)Birth and Death [233] [144 ?]PATTERSON, Nick [233] // SCOTT, David [144]
Shoju 正[???] [tmc](J.)True Acceptance [36]KENNY, Michael [36]
Shojun 正遵 [263](J.)Follow the Truth [263]NIJHOLT, Alize [263]
Shoju Rojin(J.)Old Man of Correct Perception [??]DOKYU Etan [??]
Shoka [???]華 [tmc](J.)Luminous Blossom [151]DAY, Kate [151]
Shomen 正[???] [tmc](J.)True Face [163]MORAN, Kevin [163]
Shonen 正念 [tmc](J.)True Thought [163]KNEGTEL, Maurice [163]
Shonu(J.)Planting the Garden [1]LONG, Philip [1]
Shoren [???]蓮 [tmc](J.)Blossoming Lotus [163]SWIFT, Jenny [163]
Shorin 照臨 [263](J.)Illuminating Presence [263]PASMAN, Dina [263]
Shoryu 祥龍 [263](J.)Auspicious Dragon [263]de ROODEN, Peter [263]
Shosan(J.)Right/Correct/Exact [??]SUZUKI, Shosan [??]
Sho Sei(J.)Bright Spirit [157]SMITH-WILLIAMS, Sherry [157]
Shoshin [???]心 [tmc](J.)Beginner's Mind [9], No Mind [9]BASHISTA, Michael [91] // CRAIG, Barbara [95] // O'HALLORAN, Maura [??]
Shoshin [???]心 [tmc](J.)True Heart Mind [163]TARKOWSKA, Teresa [163]
Shosui [???]水 [tmc](J.)True Water (Flow) [163]WELLENSTEIN, Jacqueline [163]
Shotei 昌禎 (J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]HASHIMOTO, Gazan Shotei [252]
Shoukai [???]海 [tmc](J.)Living Ocean [224]MAXWELL, Richard [224]
Shoun-ken* [???]雲軒(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained] [??] Cloud TempleASHIDA, Osamu [??] // SENDO, Shitetsu Shoun-ken [144]
Showa [???] 和 [tmc](J.)Auspicious Harmony [36]SUTER, Barbara [36]
Shozen [???]禅 [tmc](J.)Right or True Zen [163], Correct Zen [210]McGUIRE, Hogaku Shozen [210] // McNAMARA, Lynn [163]
Shudo [???]道 [tmc](J.)Practice of the Way [211]SCHROEDER, Brian [211]
Shudo(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]SILBERBERG, Caryn [163]
Shugen(J.)Rigorous Practice [67]ARNOLD, Geoffrey [67]
Shujin(J.)Cultivate Virtue [142]LARSON, Anne [142]
Shummyo(J.)Excellent Seed [163]MEARS, Linda [163]
Shungetsu 春月 [tmc](J.)Spring Moon [1]LUKEMAN, Kym [1]
Shunka 春華 [tmc](J.)Spring Blossom [142]PFLUGER, Karen [142]
Shunryu 俊龍 [tmc](J.)Swift Dragon [??]SUZUKI, Shunryu [??]
Shunsho 春[???] [tmc](J.)Shining Spring [36]MOLIS, Judith [36]
Shusai(J.)Bright Boy [??]CHANG-CHO HSIU-TS'AI (J. Chosetsu Yusai) [??]
Shusshin(J.)The Forest Comes Forth [1]LUKEMAN, Cathy [1]
Shuzen(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]HARRIS, Jules [144]
       SI back
Siddharta(Sk.)Successful One [??]GAUTAMA Buddha [??]
       SO back
Soden 祖田 [263](J.)Ancestor Field [263]KLARENBEEK, Egbert [263]
Sodo [???]道 [tmc](J.)Patriarch's Way [163]ZERAFA-GREGORY, Oscar [163]
Soen(J.)Ancestor Sound [163]DASS, Kamala [163] // NAKAGAWA, Soen [??]
Soho [???]法 [tmc](J.)Patriarch's Dharma [163]DOUBLEDAY, Tony [163] // RUTKOWSKI, Adam [163]
Sojo(J.)Genuine Samadhi [163]CAVIN, Chris [163]
Sojun(J.)Genuine Principle [163]STOPYRA, Jarek [163] // STOPYRA, Renata [163] // TYDEMAN, Nico [163]
Soko(J.)Genuine or Pure Light [163]DOBROWSKI, Artur [163] // HARTLEY, Connie [163]
Sokyo(J.)Sangha Home [142]SAUNDERS, Mimi [142]
Soni-an(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]PINEDA, Nenates Teresa A. [144] // PUNZALAN, Sonia [144]
Sonin(J.)Patriarch's Patience [163]BAYLEY, Eva [163]
Soon(J.)Ancestor ? [163]FOGARTY, Kelly [163]
Soren [???]蓮 [tmc](J.)Genuine Lotus [163]LUIJBEN, Jose [163]
Soshin [???]心 [tmc](J.)Genuine Mind [163]URBANOWICZ, Robert [163]
Soshin [???]心 [tmc](J.)Genuine Heart [163]MARSHALL, Brother Tom [163] // OWENS, Sara [163]
Soshin (J.)Essence Heart [163]WIZNIEWSKI, Andreas [163]
Soteki(J.)Target of The Patriarchs [36]FUJIHIRA, Tadahiko [36]
Soten [???]天 [tmc](J.)Heavenly Ancestor, Heavenly Patriarch [84]MERZEL, Dennis [84][131]
Soun [???]雲 [tmc](J.)Soen & Hakuun [a combination of two Zen names = "Ancestor Sound" & "White Cloud"][36]DOWLING, Joseph [36]
Soun-ken(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]HARRIS, Bruce [144] // ONDA, Akira [144]
Sö Yü(?C.)Brave Friend [151]CHACIN, Susan [151]
Sozen [???]禅 [tmc](J.)Genuine Zen [163]de KOEIJER-LAROS, Ilse [163] // NAGASAWA, Sozen [??]
       SS back
Ssu-hsin(C.)Dead Mind [??]SSU-HSIN WU-HSIN (J. Shishin Goshin) [??]
       SU back
Suigen 水源 [tmc](J.)Water Source [163]VULINK, Marijke [163]
Suiho(J.)Green Peak [36]SATO, Midori [36]
Sumitra(Sk.)Compassionate Friend [70]KENNETT, Peggy [70]
Sunya(Sk.)Zero/Nothing [94]KJOLHEDE, Sonja [94]
Sunyana(Sk.)Empty Vehicle [249]GRAEF, Sunyana [249]
Suriak(Sk.)Sun/Sunlight [26]HERNANDEZ, Antonio E. [26]

T TA | TE | TO | TR | TS | TU | TZ | top |      

       TA back
T'an Gong(K.)One Who Swallowed Emptiness [59]ROY, Michael [59]
Taian 大 安 [167](J.)Great Ease [167]DAVIES, Paul [167]
Taido [???]道 [tmc](J.)Gentle Way [79]MALONE, Ian Sean [79]
Taido 太道 [tmc](J.)Great Way [163]CHRISTOFFERSON, Richard [163]
Tai Gaku(J.)Unconditioned Peak [158]SIMON, David [158]
Taigen 太源 [167](J.)Ultimate Source [69], Great Source [167]LEIGHTON, Taigen Shizan [69] // van den AKKER, Henk [167]
Taigu(J.)Great Fool [127][215]RYOKAN Taigu [127] // TURLUR, Pierre [215]
Taikan 諦観 [263](J.)Truth Insight [79][263]GREGOIRE, Wayne [263] // MALONE, Ian Sean [79]
Taikon(J.)Tranquil Root [149]FLORA, Elizabeth [149]
Taipo(J.)Big Peak [163]BROAD, Roger [163]
Tairyu 太 龍 [tmc](J.)Great Dragon [163]PATCHING, Andrew [163]
Taisan 大山 [tmc](J.)Enduring Mountain [199]SHERIDAN, Larry [199]
Taisen 泰仙 [tmc](J.)Peaceful Hermit [195]DESHIMARU, Taisen [195]
Taisen 大泉 [195](J.)Great Source [195]GORDON-FINLAYSON, Alasdair [195]
Taishin 太心 [tmc](J.)Great Heart [163]JOHNSON, Richard [163]
Taiten(J.)Infinite Sky [??]GUARESCHI, Fausto [??]
Taitsu 太通 [191](J.)Great Ancestor [192]KONO Taitsu [191]
Taiun 太雲 [tmc](J.)Great Cloud [31]ELLISTON, Michael [31]
Taiun-ken 太雲[???] [tmc](J.)Great Cloud Temple [??]HIYAMA, Tetsuo [144]
Tai-yang 太[???] [tmc](C.)The Great Sun [240]TAI-YANG CHING-HSÜAN (J. Daiyo Kyogen) aka Ching-yen (J.Kyoen) [240]
Tai Xi 太[???](C.)Great Joy [160]Ven. SHEN-LUNG [160][180]
Taizan 太山 [tmc](J.)Great Mountain [50][163]de GROOT, Peter [163] // MAEZUMI, Taizan [50][84]
Taizen 太[???] [tmc](J.)Gradually Advancing Calm [16]BREHENEY, Sean [16]
Takuan(J.)Pickled Radish [19]SOHO, Takuan [19]
Tamon(J.)Northern Protecting Deity [36]HOVDEN, Jeffrey [36]
Tando [???]道 [tmc](J.)Right Way [152]DENNY, Greg [152]
Tando [???]道 [tmc](J.)Broad Way [163]WRIGHT, Theo [163]
Tangen(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]HARADA, Tangen [144]
Tanka(J.)Red Mist ? [163]YAMASHIRO, Jeremy [163]
Tanku(J.)Broad Emptiness [163]JAKABOWICZ, Tanna [163]
Tanshin [???]心 [tmc](J.)Single Mind [1]AITKEN, Anne [1]
Tanshin(J.)Secret of Truth [190]SMITH, Kay [190, 189]
Tao-chieh(C.)A Model of the Way [240]FU-JUNG TAO-K'AI (aka Fuyo Dokai (J.) Furong Daokai (C.), aka Master TAO-CHIEH (J. Dokai) of Mount Fuyo 1043-1118) [240]
Tao-k'ai(C.)Way Formality [50], Way Steps [50]FU-JUNG TAO-K'AI (aka Fuyo Dokai (J.) Furong Daokai (C.) aka Master TAO-CHIEH (J. Dokai) of Mount Fuyo 1043-1118) [240][219][50]
Tao-pao(C.)Jewel of The Path [??]CHEN DAOBAO [??]
       TE back
Teiko 貞光 [167](J.)Faithful Illumination [167]WHITEHEAD, Caroline [167]
Teishin 貞心 [tmc](J.)Faithful Mind [2]CLARKE, Shawn [2]
Teiho 貞[???] [tmc](J.)Faithfully follow the Way [163]EPSTEIN, Lenore [163]
Teijun 貞遵 [tmc](J.)to Follow Faithfully [163]BEZGLASNAIA, Margarita [163] // WRONECKA, Magdalena [163]
Teisui [???]水 [tmc](J.)Faithfully Follow the Flowing Water [163], She Who Follows The Stream With Great Confidence [218]FRANSSEN, Connie [218] // TRAWINSKA, Teresa [163]
Teizo(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]NAKAMURA, Teizo [144]
Tekisui [???]水 [tmc](J.)One Drop of Water [137]DEMMOKU, Giboku [137]
Tendo 天[???] [tmc](J.)Heaven Child [163]KELLY, Lee Ann [163]
Tengen 天[???] [tmc](J.)Heavenly Eye [151]BURKHART, Steven [151]
Tenkai 天[???] [tmc](J.)Heavenly Painter [163]COPPENS, Anton [163]
Tenkei(J.)Joyously Holds [131]COPPENS, Anton [95]
Tennen(J.)Natural [13]MONTANI, Joe [13]
Tenren 天蓮 [tmc](J.)Heavenly Lotus [163]STUCKMANN, Sabine [163]
Tenryu 天龍 [tmc](J.)Heavenly Dragon [Ten (heavenly) Ryu (dragon)] [257]; Celestial Dragon [36]BAZY, Jean-Marc [214] // McMAHON, Barry [257] // VENTURA, Phil [36]
Tenshin 天心 [tmc](J.)Heaven Mind [49], Heaven Truth [49], Naturally Real [49], Universal Mind [49]ANDERSON, Reb [49][50][73] // FLETCHER, Charles [95] // TENSHIN TANOUYE [103]
Tensho(J.)Universal Truth [173]NOBLE, Greg [173]
Tenso 天[???] [tmc](J.)Heavenly Essence [163]PIETRAS, Olga [163]
Tenzan 天山 [tmc](J.)Heavenly Mountain [163], Heavenly/Universal Mountain [103]JODZIS, Jarek [163] / TOYODA, Shihan [103]
Tesshin(J.)Penetrating Truth (Tetsu = Penetrating, Shin =Truth) [49]SANDERSON, John [49] // Brooks, Jeffrey [122]
Tetsu Ji(J.)Completely Penetrating Self [151]CHACIN, Susan [151]
Tetsudo [???]道 [tmc](J.)Penetrate The Way [163]BLUM, Estes [156] // JONES, Ken [163]
Tetsue (Ekeido)(J.)To Penetrate Wisdom [163]DEKKER, Evert [163]
Tetsuen(J.)Penetrate The Circle [163]LUTWAK, Josi [163]
Tetsugen [???]源 [tmc](J.)Penetrate Source [50], Penetrate Subtlety [50], Deeply Penetrating the Great Mystery [50]GLASSMAN, Bernard [50][84][131]
Tetsugyu(J.)Iron Ox [29]BANTETSUGU, Tetsugyu Ban [??] // NANDIN, Jarod [29]
Tetsuko(J.)Penetrating Light [163], Deeply Penetrating Light [163]van der KNOKKE, Pascal[163] // Word, James [163]
Tetsujyo(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]DEGUCHI, Tetsujyo [144]
Tetsunen [???]念 [tmc](J.)Penetrate (Now) Mind [151]HAEFELE, Richard [151]
Tetsuten(J.)Philosophy of Heavens [215]TURLUR, Pierre [215]
Tetsuun-ken* [???]雲軒(J.)Wisdom Cloud Temple [132]LOY, David [132]
Tetsuyu(J.)Enlivening Function [4]CARNEY, Frances [4]
Tetsuzen [???]禅 [tmc](J.)To Penetrate Zen [163]HUSSONG, Barbara [163]
Tetsushin [???]心 [tmc](J.)Penetrating Mind [163]WOODS, Scott [163]
       TO back
Togen [???]源 [tmc](J.)Penetrate Source [142]GOODWIN, Perry [142]
Toin(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]IIDA, Toin [144]
To Ju(J.)Constant Practice/Realization [158]SIMON, David [158]
Tokei(J.)Peach-Tree Valley [??]TOKEI (Chokei) [??]
Tokogyo(J.)Virtuous Walking [142]APPELMAN, Jed [142]
Tokudo [???]道 [tmc](J.)Virtue of The Way [1]FORD, James Ishmael [1]
Tosetsu [???]雪 [tmc](J.)Peach Snow [136]CUMMINGS, Constance [136]
Toyo(J.)Willowlike [129]ODA Sesshu [129]
       TR back
Tri Nguyen(V.)Source of Wisdom [72]TRI NGUYEN [72]
       TS back
T'su Yu(C.)Compassionate Friend [70]KENNETT, Peggy [70]
Tsuneo(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]ODA, Tsuneo [144]
Tsung-chih(C.)Devotion To Wisdom [??]TSUNG-CHIH TAO-WU [??]
Tsuzan [???]山 [tmc](J.)Intimate Mountain [151]GREINER, Doug [151]
       TU back
Tuan-chi(C.)Liberator From Limitations [??]HUANG-PO HSI-YÜAN (J. Obaku Kiun) [??]
       TZ back
Tzu-ch'un(C.)Pure and Honest as a Child [240]TAN-HSIA TZU-CH'UN (J.Tanka Shijun) (? – 1119) [240]

U UJ | UM | UN | top |      

       UJ back
Uji(J.)Being Time [151]SENAUKE, Laurie [151]
Uji(J.)Being Oneself [163]von WOLKAHOF, Karl [163]
Uji(J.)Being Kind [190]PENTCHEV, Lee [190, 189]
       UM back
Um(K.)Sound of this World [118]DAE KWAN (formerly Hyang Um Sunim JDPS) [118][119]
       UN back
Unkan 雲[???] [tmc](J.)Cloud Valley [41]LEDSON, Margaret [41]
Un Mun 雲門(K.)Cloud Gate [117]YÜN-MEN WEN-YEN (J. Unmon Bun'en) [117]

V VI | top |      
       VI back
Vīrya(Sk.)Energy, Vigor [202]HEIJMAN, Marieke [202]

W WA | WO | WU | top |      

       WA back
Wado 和道 [tmc](J.)Harmony Way [163]MEISER, Meg [163]
Wakei 和[???] [tmc](J.)Harmoniously Blissful [163]MILUNSKA, Barbara [163]
       WO back
Won Ju Sung(K.)Mastery and Music [256]KRESEK, Katie [256]
       WU back
Wu-an [???]菴(C.)Master of The Wu Hermitage [??]Layman WU-AN (J. Muan) [??]
Wu Bong(K.)Universal Peak [260]PERL, Jacob [260]
Wu Huan(C.)Understands Illusions [161]LI ZI CHUANG [161]
Wu-k'ung(C.)The Enlightened Void [240]CHEN-HSIEH CH'ING-LIAO (J.Choro Seiryo) (1089-1151) [240]
Wu-pen(C.)Original Consciousness [??]TUNG-SHAN LIANG-CHIEH (J. Tozan Ryokai) [??]

X XI | XU | top |      

       XI back
Xin Jue(C.)Enlightened Heart [161]LI ZI CHUANG [161]
       XU back
Xu Yun(C.)Empty Cloud [162]XU YUN (Hsü Yün) (J. Kiun) [162]

Y YA | YI | YO | YU | top |      

       YA back
Ya'o Xia'ng(C.)Dazzling in the Details [1]SIERCHIO, Michael [1]
Yakuso(J.)Healing Source [145]THACH, Andrea [145]
       YI back
Yi-ch'ing(C.)He Whose Faith Is Ever Green [240]T’OU-TZU YI-CH’ING (I-ch'ing) (J. Tosu Gi ) [240]
       YO back
Yodo [???]道 [tmc](J.)Courageous Way [163]PIETAS-MALIKA, Irina [163]
Yoko(J.)Courageous Tiger [163]JODZIS, Jan [163]
Yoko(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]HARTL, Josef [144]
Yoshin(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]JORDAN, William (Bill) [95]
Yoshin(J.)Ocean of Truth [163]GRZYBOWSKI, Piotr [163] // MALINOWSKI, Hank [163]
       YU back
Yu Ch'i-lin(C.)Jade Unicorn [26]HERNANDEZ, Antonio E. [26]
Yu H'sien(C.)Jade Spirit [63]LEGG, Tamasine [63]
Yu Lian(C.)Jade Lotus [63]LEGG, Sabrina [63]
Yu Wa(C.)Fearless Speech [1]McLEAN, Christopher [1]
Yudo(J.)Courageous Path [142]MOGEY, John [142]
Yudo [???]道 [tmc](J.)Gentle Way [163]GRACE, Paul [163]
Yuho(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]HARKASPI, Helen [144]
Yushin [???]心 [tmc](J.)Melt the Mind [163]WYSZYNSKI, Marek [163]
Yuun-ken* [???]雲軒(J.)Eternal Cloud Temple [132]LOEW, Victor [132]
Yüan-kuan(C.)Observant of Circumstances [240]LIANG-SHAN YÜAN-KUAN (J.Ryozan Enkan) [240]
Yün-men 雲門(C.)Cloud Gate [117]YÜN-MEN WEN-YEN (J. Unmon Bun'en) [117]

Z ZA | ZE | ZO | ZU | top |      

       ZA back
Zanchu 山[???] [tmc](J.)Mountain Reality [2]WARD, Fletcher [2]
       ZE back
Zendo 禅道 [tmc](J.)Zen Way [73]HALLER, Paul [73]
Zenetsu 禅悦 [tmc](J.)Zen Joy [163]ATKINS, Cindy [163]
Zengaku 禅[???] [tmc](J.)Zen Mountain [210]MATSUOKA, Soyu [210]
Zengan 禅岩 [263](J.)Zen Rock [263]STOLZEL, Werner [263]
Zenho?(J.)Total Letting Go [163]LEIBERT, Ottmar [163]
Zenju(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]OKAMOTO, Zenju Myoshin Nanshin [40]
Zenkai 禅[???] [tmc](J.)Whole World Zen [3]ELLISTON, Michael [31]
Zenkei(J.)Inconceivable Joy [71]HARTMAN, Blanche [71]
Zenki(J.)Total Activity [36], The Whole Works [36]ANDERSON, Reb [73] // STRONG, Robert [36]
Zenkon(J.)Good Roots [64]HODGES, Thomas [64]
Zeno(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]FORD, James Ishmael [144]
Zenno 禅[???] [tmc](J.)Respond to Zen [163]DABROWSKI, Zenon [163]
Zenshin 禅心 [tmc](J.)Zen Mind [71]BRADLEY Jim [71] // YAMADA, Koun Zenshin [144]
Zenson(J.)[the meaning is to be ascertained]GIFFORD, Dane [144]
Zenyu 禅[???] [tmc](J.)Zen Hero [163]LAY, Sima [163]
       ZO back
Zochi(J.)Stored Wisdom [82]PALMERI, Rick [82]
Zoho(J.)Hidden Treasure [153]VERGARA, Robert [153]
       ZU back
Zuiki(J.)Delightedly Follow [36]JOB, Eduardo [36]
Zuiun [???]雲 [tmc](J.)Auspicious Cloud [2]CLARKE, Shawn [2]
Zuiun-an* [???]雲菴 [tmc](J.)Auspicious Cloud Hermitage [132], Felicitious Cloud Hermitage [132]MEYER, Gundula [132]
Zuiun-ken* [???]雲軒 [tmc](J.)Auspicious Cloud Temple [132]ADACHI, Doshu [144]

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