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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 01 December 1988
  • ISBN : UVA:X001464514
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Traces the history of the Hiei Marathon, discusses the way of Tendai Buddhism, and describes the Tendai monks' fasts and ritual running

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The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 1988
  • ISBN : UVA:X001464514
GET THIS BOOKThe Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

Traces the history of the Hiei Marathon, discusses the way of Tendai Buddhism, and describes the Tendai monks' fasts and ritual running

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