Hirokimi Matsuda

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Tibetan monk, 70, finds niche mesmerizing his Japan flock

National Nov 27, 2002

Tibetan monk, 70, finds niche mesmerizing his Japan flock

Khenzur Rinpoche Tenpa Gyaltshen, a 70-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk, never thought he would become resident priest at a small temple in Hiroshima. His copper-roofed dwelling, Ryuzo-in, is located in Shoten-zan Kanki (Sacred Mountain Jubilation) Temple, built on a hilltop next to a residential quarter but ...