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Three Zen masters Ikkyū, Hakuin, and Ryōkan by Stevens, John

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Published by Kodansha in Tokyo, London .
Written in English


  • Monastic and religious life (Zen Buddhism),
  • Biography,
  • Zen Buddhism

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-161).

StatementJohn Stevens
SeriesKodansha biographies
The Physical Object
Pagination161 p. ;
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26576314M
ISBN 10477001614

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