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In China and Japan the practice of dhyana (meditation) assumed sufficient importance to develop into a school of its own (Ch'an and Zen;), in which meditation is the most essential feature of the school. I’d like to ask everyone online to do what they can to protect Tsem’s targets, to warn everyone about Tsem’s cult, and to do protective pujas. Introduction into Buddhism that takes up contemporary themes like euthanasia, abortion, the environment and animal rights - as well as day to day practice.

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Publisher: Parallax Press; Revised edition (March 9, 2007)

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