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So a typical sadhana or meditation practice might include mudras. This is all we have space for here, but if you are interested in looking into this subject further, please read How to Meditate, by Kathleen McDonald (Wisdom Publications, 1984). Tibetan Buddhism is segregated into four main streams of philosophical tenets. At the bottom, the Buddha was greeted by Utpalavarna, a Buddhist nun who had been a courtesan in Rajagriha. The list and detailed descripiton of these are given in the next chapter under the heading of Monasteries.

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