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Ordination Of New Supreme Patriarch To Be Held Today

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Ordination Of New Supreme Patriarch To Be Held Today

The sacred appointment ceremony for the new Supreme Patriarch will be held today at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha– confirming Somdet Phra Ariyawongsakhatayan, the abbot of Ratchabophit Sathitmahasimaram Temple, as the 20th Supreme Patriarch of the Rattanakosin Era (since 1782). Itthichai Saewong, a former monk at Ratchabophit Temple under Somdet , said the new…

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The Ancient Khymer Temple of Prasat Muang Tam

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The Ancient Khymer Temple of Prasat Muang Tam

Prasat Muang Tam is an ancient Khymer temple about 8km to the South East of the impressive Phanom Rung temple. It is in the Prachon Chai district of Buriram Province. Whilst often overshadowed by the amazing Phanom Rung and the solar spectacle that occurs there four times at year, Prasat Muang Tam has some equally impressive architecture and sculptures….

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Feeding Monks In Buriram

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Feeding Monks In Buriram

Every morning in Buriram and all over Thailand, hundreds of thousands of people dutifully rise around 5.00 am to give food to local passing- by monks. No matter what the weather conditions, even in winter, the monks travel barefoot to collect a bowlful of something to eat. Bowls in hand, they humbly accept the gift…

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Bhuddism in Buriram Part II

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Bhuddism in Buriram Part II

Welcome to part 2 of our little mini series, Buddhism in Buriram. As you may have seen in the last article, here in Buriram we are fortunate to be witness to the fascinating facets of Buddhist culture every day. Monks rising early in the morning to receive the kind gift of food, colourful pageant style…

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Bhuddism in Buriram

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Bhuddism in Buriram

We see it all around us on a daily basis in Buriram. People humbly feeding monks in the morning, various different fantastical parades, glorious temples, somewhat dangerous rocket festivals, plus many other wonderfully curious events right in front of our eyes. But do we understand it? Do we really know what all this great fuss…

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