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by gavesako
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple Thailand's National Office of Buddhism had proposed to religious authorities that a monk with no affiliation to the temple should now be appointed to lead it, the head of the government office, Pongporn Pramsaneh, told Reuters. This would help...
by gavesako
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

BBC Thai had an article about it this week, looking at a couple of Dhammakaya branches in the UK which have been established in old church buildings that have been re-designed in a very expensive and luxurious way. The Dhammakaya imagery fits the church interiors and the monk explains their strategy...
by gavesako
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Long article by Sanitsuda Ekachai about monks and financial matters: Sangha crisis won't end with defrockment To reform the Sangha, the central control of the clergy's feudalistic, authoritarian system must end. So must the clergy's dependence on state patronage so it learns to be responsive to peop...
by gavesako
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

TRobinson465 wrote:Heres a quote from book thats banned in Thailand.


Let's better keep this News thread to the current events as they are happening and discuss other related matters in the other thread: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=339
by gavesako
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Dhammakaya monk played stock market with KCUC money I thought they were "laundering" the money. Thats what DSI said for a year. "Play stock market" (เล่นหุ้น) is a bit of a too literal translation of the Thai phrase. It just means investing money on the stock market. DSI investi...
by gavesako
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dharma Talks or Videos
Replies: 55
Views: 6924

Re: Dharma Talks or Videos

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by gavesako
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Crouching Junta, Hidden Abbot Dhammakaya is the biggest and most influential temple in Thailand. It has gained traction, especially among lower-middle classes, thanks to a kind of Buddhist prosperity gospel that advocates meditation, volunteering and donations. It repackages traditional Buddhist co...
by gavesako
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Portuguese Language | Recursos em lingua portuguesa
Replies: 5
Views: 3183

Re: Portuguese Language | Recursos em lingua portuguesa

Interesting to see the growth of Dhamma in Portuguese. Compare with the early Portuguese contacts with Buddhism: The Portuguese Discovery of Buddhism: Locating Religion in Early Modern Asia Stephen Berkwitz https://www.academia.edu/31893595/The_Portuguese_Discovery_of_Buddhism_Locating_Religion_in_E...
by gavesako
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Tycoon's daughter faces probe over Dhammakaya-linked scam The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is looking into whether Alisa Asavabhokin, the daughter of a property tycoon, is the owner of a land plot connected with the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative (KCUC) embezzlement scandal. If she ...
by gavesako
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Obviously there are some rules about what monastery funds can be used for (paying bills, repairing buildings, etc.). But buying and selling company shares to make profit is not appropriate. As the monk is serving as a state official in the post of deputy abbot of the temple, he is bound by Section 1...
by gavesako
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

While I am sure that many will find a temple buying stocks (shares) distasteful I am wondering about the legality of this for the discussion here. This thread is about the legalities surrounding the dammakaya temple so does anyone know here if it is legal for a temple to use its funds to purchase s...
by gavesako
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Dhammakaya deputy abbot accused of using temple funds for share trading Dhammakaya Temple deputy abbot Phra Thatthacheevo used temple funds to trade in stocks according to available evidence, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has alleged. Pol Pakorn Sucheevakun, who heads the DSI Bureau ...
by gavesako
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 10.216 Saṃsappaniya pariyāya [Saṃsappanīya] Sutta.
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: AN 10.216 Saṃsappaniya pariyāya [Saṃsappanīya] Sutta.

The unusual formulation "Thus a being is reborn from a being; one is reborn through one’s deeds." is explained by Piya Tan: The second line (bhūtā bhūtassa upapatti hoti) is a difficult line. There is clearly a word play here, that is, the usage of words in such a way as to be as inclusive...
by gavesako
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wirathu silenced by Myanmar's top Buddhist body
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Wirathu silenced by Myanmar's top Buddhist body

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by gavesako
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Monk ‘may have fled in early days of siege’ THE HUNT for wanted former abbot Phra Dhammachayo will continue after authorities admitted that he may have fled during the three-week siege of Dhammakaya Temple, officials responsible for the operation said yesterday. Police and the Department of Special ...
by gavesako
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why many Buddhist monks are over weight?
Replies: 52
Views: 906

Re: Why many Buddhist monks are over weight?

You will not find so many fat monks among the forest monks in the countryside who at least walk a few kilometres every day on almsround and do sometimes hard physical work in the monastery themselves.
by gavesako
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wirathu silenced by Myanmar's top Buddhist body
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Wirathu silenced by Myanmar's top Buddhist body

Govt Bans U Wirathu from Preaching Sermons https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/govt-bans-u-wirathu-preaching-sermons.html Thai media also noticed this ban, just a few days after U Wirathu publicly supported Dhammakaya whose leader is similarly being banned: Hate speech Myanmar monk banned from serm...
by gavesako
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

DSI DECLARES END TO DHAMMAKAYA SEARCH The Department of Special Investigation now believes the fugitive leader of Wat Dhammakaya has fled his temple and will soon lift its blockade, a spokesman for the said Saturday. Three weeks of siege operations culminated Friday with the search of an unfinished ...
by gavesako
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk
Replies: 67
Views: 1213

Re: Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk

Cabinet to seek quick reforms of Buddhism USING THE Dhammakaya Temple case as an example, the Cabinet will soon propose that the Supreme Sangha Council and the National Office of Buddhism (NOB) speed up reforms in Buddhism, Justice Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvard-hana revealed yesterday. The council ha...

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