The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out

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Encyclopedia of Asian History. 4 vols. Room: DS 31 E53 1988] Encyclopedia of Buddhism. In addition, the monks reside rent free in nicely furnished apartments. “They pay no utilities, have free access to the Internet on computers provided for them, along with fax machines, free cell and home phones and cable TV.” They also receive a monthly payment from their order, along with contributions and dues from their American followers.

Pages: 208

Publisher: Shambhala (May 13, 2014)

ISBN: 1611800803

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