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Taisen Deshimaru

Taisen Deshimaru (1914–1982) was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher, and founder of the Association Zen Internationale and La Gendronnière. Deshimaru trained many pupils and was the catalyst for the creation of a huge multitude of practice centers around the globe. He is the writer of Questions to a Zen Master, Ring of the Way, The Zen Way to Martial Arts, The Way of True Zen, The Voice of the Valley, and Sit.