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Thai Buddhism

Thai Buddhist Monk Faces Arrest, Defrocking

Religion News Service | Vishal Arora | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Authorities in Thailand are preparing to arrest and possibly defrock a senior Buddhist monk on charges of insurrection and breach of Buddhist di...

Thai Buddhism's Supreme Patriarch Dies At 100

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 12.24.2013 | Religion

BANGKOK — BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Supreme Patriarch, who headed the country's order of Buddhist monks for more than two decades, died Thursd...

Thai Buddhist Film Festival Seeks To Spark Faith

AP | XINYAN YU | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion

BANGKOK — Religion can be a tough sell nowadays, so instead of waiting for disciples to make their way to temple, some promoters brought 36 film...

Hidden In Plain Sight: Magic, Money And Murder In Thai Buddhism

Justin McDaniel | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Justin McDaniel

While ritual practices, sometimes involving aborted fetuses might seem strange or even reprehensible to a person not familiar with Thai Buddhism, they are actually not that shocking in Thailand.

HUNDREDS Of Fetuses Discovered At Buddhist Temple

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Thai police have discovered hundreds of human fetuses dumped at a Buddhist temple's morgue in Bangkok, and suspect they came from ille...