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Seminar eulogizes king-monk who unified Vietnam Zen Buddhism

Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308), the third emperor of the Tran dynasty, ascended to the throne when he was just 21. He achieved lasting fame for defeating Mongol invaders.

He abdicated his throne when just 35 and spent the rest of his life practicing and propagating Buddhism, in the process founding the Truc Lam School of Zen (the Bamboo Forest School).

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Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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