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Metaphysics and epistemology dominated early Western philosophy while ethics, politics and philosophy of education/psychology dominated Chinese thought. Come hang out with thousands of wonderful Buddhist practitioners and receive inspirational teachings from incredible teachers. Do you think tattoo parlors are now available in every nightlife district simply because they were fashionable hundreds of years ago? Never let yourself be saddened by a separation. 9. At some intensive meditation centres you will be encouraged to practice 20 hours a day.

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