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Wat Dhammakaya

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby gavesako » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:44 pm

It seems their latest attempt to occupy the Don Sawan tourist island in the lake at Sakon Nakhon and turn it into DMC center has failed due to the massive protests of locals which could not be simply ignored:
http://2bangkok.com/forum/showthread.ph ... tion/page5
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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby gavesako » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:08 pm

Good news: The Governor of Sakon Nakhon announced that he has given Don Savan Island to the public, which means no one can occupy this island anymore. They will have to try somewhere else... :alien:
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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby appicchato » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:33 pm

All right Gov...

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby helparcfun » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:49 pm

Do you think that Wat Dhammakaya will endure? Judging by the amount of people (and money) involved it doesn't look to me like it's going away!

It looks very much as though they would like to 'take over' Thailand, if not the whole world, religiously speaking (and who knows, maybe politically too).

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby gavesako » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:11 am

The Dhammakaya has organized a second season of the "tudong" on marigold petals through the streets of Bangkok. Not all residents are happy with it:

http://2bangkok.com/forum/showthread.ph ... tion/page8

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby Benjamin » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:16 pm

"Don't believe everything you read."
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How do you feel about Wat Dhammakaya?

Postby mahaviro » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:12 pm

In my opinion, I think it's relative through shrewd marketing and recruitment.

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How do you feel about Wat Dhammakaya?

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

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Donating large sums of money (Re: Wat Dhammakaya)

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby gavesako » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:11 am

The latest strategy of Dhammakaya (with the help of the Thai ministry of education) is to brainwash most of the school teachers in the country by having them attend "Dhamma training courses" organized by the Dhammakaya people. Then these teachers will pass on what they have learnt to primary school children throughout the country, because in Thailand Buddhism is the majority religion and de facto state religion. Now there is some resistance to this being voiced by academics and NGOs promoting freedom of religious choice, but the strategy is clear -- to introduce an ideology to a whole new generation and in that way to make use of State Buddhism to promote one particular sect as the best example:

ธรรมกายโปรเจกต์ “ล้างสมองครู - ยึดครองประเทศ”
http://www.manager.co.th/Daily/ViewNews ... 0000090002

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