Huang-po (Obaku) d. 850

Student of Pai-chang and teacher of Lin-chi (Rinzai)

Huang-po had thirteen Dharma heirs and is a forefather of the Rinzai tradition. Huang-po was first a monk on Mount Huang-po near his home, later he went looking for Ma-tzu but arrived after the master had already died. He remained, howver, and became the student of Pai-chang. Later he resided in various monasteries before having his own, which he called Huang-po. He was give the name Huang-po afterwards.

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