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If someone could provide a list of all Buddhist schools (both extinct and extant) it would be much appreciated. If this is unmanageable due to the high number, major schools would be good, or a link to such a list would be great. Thank you

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Out of thousands schools, sub-schools, and hybrids, here are some of the most notable outlines:

Early Buddhism and conservative descendants

  • =======Popular wing=======
    • Mahasanghika (developed into Mahayana)
      • Gokulika (in Varanasi/Pataliputra)
        • Bahusrutiya (in Kosala)
          • Satyasiddhi / Tattvasiddhi (Chinese, extinct)
            • Jojitsu (Japanese)
        • Prajnaptivada (in Magadha)
      • Lokottaravada
      • Caitika
    • Pudgalavada heresy (extinct)
      • Vatsiputriya (extinct)
        • Sanmitiya (extinct)
  • =======Conservative center=======
    • Tamraparniya (the Sri Lanka offshoot)
      • Theravada
    • Mahisasaka (absorbed into Theravada)
    • Dharmaguptaka (in Gandhara, extinct)
      • Ritsu (Japanese)
  • =======Abhidharma wing=======
    • Sarvastivada (in Gandhara, extinct)
      • Vaibhashika (extinct)
      • Sautrantika (developed into Yogacara)
      • Kusha (Japanese, extinct)

Mahayana

  • =======Prajnaparamita / emptiness group=======
    • Yogacara line
      • Faxiang (Chinese)
      • Hosso (Japanese)
    • Madhyamaka line
      • Tibetan family
        • Kadam (extinct)
          • Gelug (Dalai Lama's school)
        • Sakya
      • Sanlun (Chinese, extinct)
        • Sanron (Japanese, extinct)
    • Chan (Chinese)
      • Zen (Japanese)
        • Soto
        • Rinzai
          • Fuke (extinct)
        • Obaku
      • Seon (Korean)
        • Jogye / Chogye (my Zen Master's school)
      • Thien (Vietnamese)
  • =======Tantric group=======
    • Tibetan tantra
      • Nyingma
        • Aro gTér
      • Kagyu
        • Karma-Kagyu (Chogyam Trungpa's school)
      • New Kadampa (Gelug breakaway)
    • Tangmi (Chinese)
      • Shingon (Japanese)
  • =======Sincretic group=======
    • Bon-Nyingma hybrid (Tibetan)
    • Shugendo (Japanese)
    • Ari Gaing (Burma, extinct)
    • Newar (Nepal)
  • =======Popular wing / Ekayana=======
    • Pure Land / Amitabha line
      • Jodo (Japanese)
      • Yuzu Nembutsu (Japanese)
    • Lotus Sutra line
      • Tiantai (Chinese)
        • Cheontae (Korean)
        • Tendai (Japanese)
        • Nichiren (Japanese)
          • Nipponzan-Myohoji (my first encounter with Buddhism)
    • Avatamsaka Sutra line
      • Huayan (Chinese)
        • Kegon (Japanese)
        • Hwaeom (Korean, subsumed by Seon)
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There are the following links to Buddhist Schools:

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