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Zen Master So Sahn

Zen Master So Sahn was born in what is now North Korea. He became a monk at age twenty-one, and later assumed leadership positions in both major schools of Korean Buddhism. At the end of the sixteenth century he helped his country repel a Japanese invasion by training and leading a monk army, making him a national hero and a household name in Korea even into modern times.

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Zen Master So Sahn was born in what is now North Korea. He became a monk at age twenty-one, and later assumed leadership positions in both major schools of Korean Buddhism. At the end of the sixteenth century he helped his country repel a Japanese invasion by training and leading a monk army, making him a national hero and a household name in Korea even into modern times.