Uddaka Rāmaputta was a meditator and a teacher of meditation. Uddaka Rāmaputta, as his name implied, was either a son of Rāma or a disciple of Rāma. Uddaka, who was one of the teachers of Gautama Buddha, taught refined states of meditation known as the immaterial attainments. After departure Gautama Buddha first went to Ālāra Kālāma and after following his method equalled his master. At this time Ālāra had nothing else to teach Gautama. But Gautama was eager to learn more, so he started to search for another teacher. He found Uddaka Rāmaputta and accepted him as teacher.