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Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Zen Buddhism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementcompiled and edited by Philip Kapleau.
ContributionsKapleau, Philip, 1912-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBQ9265.4 .T48 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 441 p. :
Number of Pages441
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3966640M
ISBN 100385260938
LC Control Number2001272132

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