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The arrival of Tibetan monks in the 1970s led to a number of Tibetan Buddhist institutes being set up, and drew large numbers of followers, mostly non-Tibetan. This booklet describes the visualization of Medicine Buddha and contains his mantra, with an explanation of the meaning. There is then a series of chanted lines in Pali with responses. Thinking and thought must therefore not be allowed to confine and bind one. It is the prototype of the other peraheras held elsewhere in the island in such places as Kataragama, [11] Aluthnuwara, Lankatilaka, Bellanwila, Devinuwara, etc.

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