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Tongsan Hyeil

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Hyeil Tongsan was the head of the Chogye order and a Son (meditation) master.  He was both educated and spent time teaching at Pomosa.  He was instrumental in reorganizing the administration of Korean buddhism after the Japanese occupation.  A world reknown buddhist scholar, he died at Pomosa in 1965.

Here is a translation from Buddhapia.com's brief biography of Hyeil Tongsan