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In time, many temples came to provided ponds where people could release fish and tortoises, lofts for pigeons and pastures for goats, cows and horses. They offer instruction in meditation and, while membership is available to those who are interested, anyone can participate. In 1993 he chose to not endorse a letter calling on students to report abusive teachers. As a result, many Tibetans came to accept meat eating as a necessary part of their lifestyle. The outside six prongs face inwards towards the central prong.

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Publisher: Shambhala; 1 edition (July 12, 2011)

ISBN: 1590305930

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