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Known as Pamukkale, or “cotton palace,” the ancient “holy city” of Hierapolis is an ethereal landscape of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and terraced basins. Its cliffside hot springs 650 feet high have served as spas since 200 BCE, when the town of Hierapolis was founded in what is now southwest Turkey. Throughout the ages, civilizations have used the calcite-rich springs for religious practices. The springs now attract visitors eager to enjoy a swim among ruins from the Greco-Roman and Byzantine periods.

July 7, 2023, World Tribune, p. 12

Q: When I try introducing my friends to Buddhism, they usually say that organized religion isn’t for them. Why do we practice in an organization?

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