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I didn’t have this system for the Lord’s Prayer and it’s a system that works for me. These schools did not develop primarily out of institutional schism or sectarian dissent. Families or groups of friends sit around a table and eat from a steaming pot in the middle, cooking and drinking and chatting. This was how the Buddha's words were transmitted for several centuries. It has changed his personal practice and the ritual system of the Dalai Lama institution, and has also prompted him to become increasingly vocal in his opposition to Shukden.

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications; 1 edition (November 12, 2013)


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