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It has some 12,000 monks and about 4,000 pagodas or wats. They meet at the home of Duran, the Native American Buddhist who co-taught the beginner's course with Sala, and follow the same schedule as most meditation gatherings: a 40-minute sit, a dharma talk and socializing afterwards. Although they were expected to learn to be filial, they were also indulged. They also recite traditional wedding vows from the Sigilovdda Sutta. By lowering the stress levels, meditation helps lower the frequency of panic attacks.

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Publisher: Equinox Publishing; 1st edition (January 15, 2011)

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