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Since one of the biggest Tibetan Buddhism beliefs is emphasis on practicing meditation, it helps to guide us in maintaining the VIEW. On the disciples return, he agreed to show him the true and potent rituals for invoking the Tutelary deities to take revenge. Cast away your possessions, and you will be done with kin as well. The Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages opened its doors in the fall of 2009, followed a year later by the opening of a building next door at 2210 Harold Way. (Former home of the Berkeley Psychic Institute) The Tibetan Aid Project, Dharma Publishing Bookstore and some foundations operate out of that structure.

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Publisher: Snow Lion; First Edition edition (December 3, 2013)

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