• Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00
    Phra Vajiramedhi recognised for his compassion
    THE UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday appointed highly respected Thai Buddhist monk, Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, and Princess Sara Zeid of Jordan as its first two Patrons for Peace and Compassion in recognition of their work to help millions of refugees.
  • Sun, 04 Nov 2018 01:00
    Thai elite mourn Leicester City owner Vichai at elaborate funeral
    The elaborate funeral of Leicester City's Thai owner and duty-free mogul Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha began at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Saturday evening, as members of Thailand's business and political elite came in black mourning garb to pay tribute to the well-connected billionaire.
  • Sat, 03 Nov 2018 15:35
    Leicester coach, team members to fly to Thailand to attend Vichai's funeral
    The elaborate funeral of Leicester City's Thai owner and duty-free mogul Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was set to begin at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Saturday, with members of Thailand's elite expected to pay tribute to the well-connected billionaire.
  • Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:34
    Tribute to a Great King
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, cabinet ministers, and armed forces chiefs gave alms to 570 Buddhist monks to mark King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day at the Dusit Palace Plaza on Tuesday morning.
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  • Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:23
    Alcohol sales forbidden on October 24 for end of Buddhist Lent
    Sales of alcohol will be strictly prohibited this Wednesday, October 24, which marks the end of Buddhist Lent this year. 
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  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:00
    Volunteer temple restorers ignite storm over Ayutthaya sema painting
    A recent case of merit-making at a Buddhist temple in Suphan Buri by painting on bai-sema – the sanctuary’s boundary markers – has raised concern among historians who say such acts have damaged the Ayutthaya-era artefacts.
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  • Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:16
    Thais give alms in memory of their beloved King
    Yellow-clad Thais across the nation got up early on Saturday to give alms to Buddhist monks in rites to mark the second anniversary of the passing of their beloved His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:27
    Korat man charged with killing monk in Sa Kaew
    A Korat man was arrested early Wednesday for allegedly beating a Buddhist monk to death at a temple in Sa Kaew following a dispute during a boozing session.
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  • Sun, 07 Oct 2018 17:51
    Bangkok’s northerners host merit-making festival
    Buddhists from the North staged a large merit-making festival at Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram in Bangkok over the weekend.
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  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:57
    Buddhist mother, son shot dead in Pattani
    A Buddhist mother and her son were shot dead in their teashop in Pattani's Thung Yang Daeng district on Thursday morning, police said.
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  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:00
    Southern Army chief urged to tackle ‘double standards’
    THE NEW Fourth Army Region chief, Lt-General Pornsak Poonsa, who recently took charge of Thailand’s predominantly Muslim southernmost provinces, was yesterday urged by Buddhist residents of Yala province to tackle double standards in the treatment of people of different religions, corruption in certain state offices as well as emphasise development work.
  • Tue, 02 Oct 2018 01:00
    Suu Kyi deserves to be friendless
    Among underlying questions, one quietly asked: Why the Buddhist vitriol against Islam?
  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:03
    Buddhist amulets worn by 70 per cent of Thais, survey finds
    More than 70 per cent of Thais wear Buddha amulets, a Suan Dusit Poll has revealed, whether as a matter of faith or worship, belief in its protective power or as a gift from respected seniors.
  • Thu, 06 Sep 2018 09:07
    Man meditates in temple … then hangs himself
    A Buddhist man was found hanged inside a temple compound in Loei province’s Dan Sai district on Wednesday evening after being seen meditating nearby.
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  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 10:18
    Buddhist grotto relics found in NW China
    Archaeologists recently discovered Buddhist grotto relics dating back to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in the northern part of Northwest China's Shaanxi province.
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