Indestructible Truth: The Living Spirituality of Tibetan

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Therefore, the start and end of the month of Ramadan change each year according to the lunar cycles. From the second to third century, the third Kushana ruler, King Kaniska, expanded his kingdom to extend from Central Asia as far as Persia. Instead of attaining the "Kingdom of Heaven," they ended up like the conscience-less "hero" of Oscar Wilde's The Portrait of Dorian Gray. We are looking for volunteers to be a part of the Sunday community

Pages: 512

Publisher: Shambhala Publishers; Revised ed. edition (July 23, 2002)

ISBN: 1570629102

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