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I went to a re-burial about six months ago at Poipu. It outlines the practice for healing oneself and others. Although initially regarded with suspicion as a foreign and "barbarian" faith, over the course of several centuries Buddhism was gradually blended with Chinese culture until it joined Confucianism and Taoism as one of the principal religions of that region. And that opens a door to a whole different way of life. Not restricted to temples alone, they are performed in a variety of places and circumstances, for a myriad of purposes.

Pages: 480

Publisher: Shambhala; 1st Shambhala Ed edition (May 8, 2007)

ISBN: 1590304705

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