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Published by Bukkyosha, distributed by Japan Publications Trading Co. in Tokorozawa, Japan, Elmsford, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Meditation -- Zen Buddhism.,
  • Zen Buddhism -- Doctrines.

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Edition Notes

Translation of Zazen no yarikata.

Statementby Gudo Nishijima, Joe Langdon.
ContributionsLangdon, Joe, 1942- joint author.
LC ClassificationsBQ9288 .N5713
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 58 p., [5] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4603669M
ISBN 100870404008
LC Control Number77366784

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