SpokaneFAVS editor Tracy Simmons explored one of the only monastic communities in the West for Americans wishing to study the Buddha's teachings.
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The health ministry got concerned when a dozen monks — including a 12-year-old — were diagnosed with sexual transmitted diseases a year later, Kuensel reports. At least five monks are known to be HIV-positive, the youngest being 19.
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Mourning friends can be a very different expression of grief than for a grandparent or parent or sibling. We hold different memories with our friends - of shared mischief, trips, hobbies or sports. And the experience of grief when a friend dies can differ widely between religious traditions.
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