Buddhist Caregivers to Gather for 3-Day Chaplaincy Workshop

The Buddhist Channel, 2 September 2023

Bangkok, Thailand -- In a bid to address the growing need for compassionate caregivers in modern institutions, a three-day workshop for Buddhist chaplains is set to take place, offering insights into the evolving role of chaplaincy in today's society. The workshop is sponsored by the International Buddhist Psychotherapy and Chaplaincy Working Group & the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). It runs from September 29 – October 1, 2023 and will be held at Wongansit Ashram, Thailand.


Reasons for Temporary Monkhood in Thailand

The Buddhist Channel, 29 July 2023

Bangkok, Thailand -- In the Land of Smiles, a unique cultural tradition has long captivated observers: young Thai men, after completing their studies, embark on a transformative journey as temporary monks. This revered rite of passage has been an integral part of Thai society, offering men an opportunity to show gratitude to their families and immerse themselves in the teachings of Buddhism.


Thai Buddhism Needs Urgent Reforms

Op-Ed, The Buddhist Channel, 30 June 2023

Bangkok, Thailand -- Thai Buddhism finds itself in a state of crisis, plagued by a series of deep-rooted issues that threaten the very fabric of this ancient spiritual tradition. From the misconduct of wayward monks to the distortion of Buddhist teachings, the erosion of public faith has reached alarming levels.


Temple Fund Investigations Being Considered by Thai Police

The Buddhist Channel, 21 May 2023

Bangkok, Thailand -- A series of multi-million baht cases involving monastic fraud has prompted the police in Thailand to contemplate their investigation into temple funds.


Suan Mokhh Bangkok: Tranquil Space in the Midst of City Frenzy

The Buddhist Channel, 28 April 2023

Bangkok, Thailand -- Meditation is usually not associated with heavenly locations. More so Buddhist meditation such as Anapanasati (mindfulness of breath) and Vipassana (insight meditation), where practitioners are urged to look into their discomfort while practicing in a dimly lighted temple room and humid conditions.


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