Tid Sompong during one of his Facebook live sessions.

Tid Sompong couldn’t stand heat, and made wise choice

Religions adapt, as there were no social media or stock markets in the ancient days and the concepts of human rights and humility were different during the times of Jesus…

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A Buddhist monk lights candles to commemorate Visakha Bucha Day or Vesak Day. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

How come many Buddhist monks do what Lord Buddha renounced?

One possible answer to that question is that the founder of Buddhism had been “there” before his enlightenment, enjoying wealth, power, status, and all kinds of other worldly pleasures including…

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COVID infections among attendees of Buddhist ceremonies under watch

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has expressed concern over new COVID-19 infections among people attending Kathin ceremonies, to present saffron robes to monks in temples, and has advised…

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Controversial Buddhist preacher Phra Maha Praiwan to leave monkhood

One of two controversial monks, Phra Maha Praiwan Worawano, well known for unorthodox preaching, has announced his intention to leave the monkhood after his teacher and mentor, Phra Ratchapanya Suthee,…

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Two ‘celebrity’ monks face House committee over controversial livestream session

Two well-known monks reported to the parliamentary committee on religious, art and cultural affairs today (Thursday), to defend themselves over their controversial Facebook livestream talk show last weekend, which was…

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Walk-A-Tif: Multicultural Society in Bangkok Part 2

Thai society is diverse, people of different faiths live together peacefully. For example, this Charoenkrung neighborhood where the faithful of 3 religions have co-existed for more than a century. Have…

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Monks and novices barred from joining the protest

The director of the National Office of Buddhism, Narong Song-ar-rom, said that the Sangha Supreme Council has issued urgent letters, to the temples around the country, barring monks and novices…

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