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Ryōgen

(912—985)


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(912–85).

Japanese monk and reviver of the Tendai tradition. A lifelong member of the Tendai school, he was elevated to the position of head priest in 966, and spent nearly 20 years restoring buildings damaged by fire, building new temples and monasteries on other precincts of Mt. Hiei.encouraging scholarship in doctrinal studies, and publishing original works.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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