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By Vicki Mackenzie

Why is Buddhism the quickest becoming faith within the West? a talented interviewer, journalist, and writer, Vicki Mackenzie explores this question with impressive those that have grew to become to Buddhism, taking its philosophy and spirit into their lives and paintings.

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