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In the Tibetan tradition, these practices can include sexual yoga, though only for some very advanced practitioners. But only boys had the chance to study, girls were denied this opportunity. Apart from prayers and reading of sutras, there are basic Mahayana Buddhist mantras and meditative techniques that are available for laypersons to practice on their own but all Shingon practices are strictly "esoteric." The four conditions of śīla are chastity, calmness, quiet, and extinguishment. Śīla is the foundation of Samadhi/Bhāvana (Meditative cultivation) or mind cultivation.

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