List of converts to Buddhism

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The following people are all converts to Buddhism. They should be sorted alphabetically by family name.

From Abrahamic religions[edit]

From Christianity[edit]

From Islam[edit]

From Judaism[edit]

From Indian religions[edit]

From Hinduism[edit]

From other or undetermined[edit]

Richard Gere converted to Buddhism

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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