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Pure Land Buddhism
The concept of heaven in Buddhism. In Buddhism, heaven is a complicated plane of existence. It is not just one heaven but 28 in total, categorized in three domains. The other 22 higher heavens in 2 other domains are accessible through intense meditation. The beings in these heavens have no desires.
There are 18 form heavens, divided into four different meditative levels.