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Wat Dhammakaya

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:12 am

Greetings Terry,

It's a bit like modern-speak for "this post hits the nail on the head".

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Postby Sokehi » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:24 pm

Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby gavesako » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:33 pm

This should be interesting:

Constructing a Buddhist mega‐church and the development of Buddhist fantasy art the case of Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Pinyapan Potjanalawan

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(12th International Conference on Thai studies ณ The University of Sydney ระหว่างวันที่ 22-24 เมษายน 2557)

http://sydney.edu.au/southeast-asia-cen ... panels.pdf

http://events.sydney.edu.au/office3/get ... _K6C0C6H6H
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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby Sokehi » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:34 pm

Get the wanting out of waiting

What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

If they take what's yours, tell yourself that you're making it a gift.
Otherwise there will be no end to the animosity. - Ajahn Fuang Jotiko


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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby gavesako » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:34 pm

BECAUSE of the position left vacant by the passing away on October 24 of the late Supreme Patriarch, His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, at the age of 100, the Sangha Supreme Council would soon nominate his successor, the director-general of the National Office of Buddhism Nopparat Benjawatananun told Matichon Online yesterday.

In accordance with the 1992 amendment to the Buddhist Order Act 1962, the council-endorsed nomination would be selected from the eligible most-senior monks in the hierarchy, based on the amount of time the monk has held the title "Somdet". The name would be forwarded to the prime minister, who would then submit it to His Majesty the King, he added.

The appointment of the new Supreme Patriarch will take place after the royal cremation of the former Supreme Patriarch, according to Nopparat.

The monk nominated could come from either of the country's two Buddhist sects: Maha Nikaya or Dhammayutti Nikaya. "In the past, we have seen Supreme Patriarchs from both sects," he said.

Seven possibilities

There are seven "Somdet-titled" monks, with various degrees of seniority, according to the Matichon news report. First among them is Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn, the 88-year-old abbot of Wat Pak Nam Phasi Charoen, who belongs to the Maha Nikaya sect. He is the most senior monk, as he received the title in 1995.

The other six monks are Somdet Phra Maha Wirawong, 96, abbot of Wat Samphantha-wong of the Dhammayutti Nikaya sect, who received the title in 2001; Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong, 86, abbot of Wat Ratchabophit of the Dhammayutti Nikaya sect, who received the title in 2009; Somdet Phra Wannarat, 77, acting abbot of Wat Bowon Niwet of the Dhammayutti Nikaya sect, who received the title in 2009; Somdet Phra Buddha Kosacharn, 83, abbot of Wat Suthat Thepphawararam of the Maha Nikaya sect, who received the title in 2010; Somdet Phra Thirayarnmuni, 66, abbot of Wat Thep Sirin of the Dhammayutti Nikaya sect, who received the title in 2010; and Somdet Phra Buddha Chinnawong, 72, abbot of Wat Pichaya Yatikaram of the Maha Nikaya sect, who received the title in 2011.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/nationa ... 18341.html


Somdet of Wat Pak Nam, who recently replaced Somdet Buddhajahn as the acting Sangharaja, could now also become the real Sangharaja because he is the most senior in line and belongs to Mahanikaya. (Previous Sangharaja was Dhammayut.) But his connections with Dhammakaya are clear, he says in a quote that "Wat Pak Nam and Wat Phra Dhammakaya are one and the same". He also presided over the Dhammakaya "tudong" in the streets of Bangkok.
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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby chownah » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:52 am

How much does the Supreme Patriarch influence Thai Buddhism as compared to others near the top? What can the Supreme Patriarch do that others can not?
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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby gavesako » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:44 am

If you want to learn more Thai terminology in connection with the life of the Sangharaja, see
http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/lea ... iarch-dies
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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby chownah » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:56 am

Dhammanando,
Thanks for the information. Seems like a job that not all monks would aspire to.
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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby suriyopama » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:06 pm

Dhammakaya monks participating in a Red Shirts demonstration (10 November 2013) to show their support to the Shinawatra´s Government and the Graft Amnesty Bill.

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby robertk » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:43 pm

the monks I can see in the front rows are not from Dhammakaya I think

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

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