• Mon, 04 Feb 2019 19:30
    University dean lauds smooth, efficient handling of revered monk’s final rites
    The cremation ceremonies for the much-revered Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho are being held within the planned budget of Bt15 million thanks to many disciples who helped to stage the event, Khon Kaen University Faculty of Medicine dean Charnchai Panthongviriyakul said on Monday.
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  • Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:00
    Thousands bid tearful farewell to monk Luang Phor Koon
    THOUSANDS OF people paid their final respects to one of the country’s most revered monks, Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho, in front of his elaborate crematorium in Khon Kaen province last night.
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  • Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:00
    White chedi to serve as memorial to revered monk
    A WHITE chedi in Thai-Lao architectural style and resting on an octagonal platform – signifying the much-revered Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho’s simplicity, humility, purity and graciousness – will soon be built as a memorial atop his temporary crematorium at Buddhamonton Isan in Khon Kaen’s Muang district.
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  • Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:00
    Governor calls for peace as Luang Phor Koon’s ashes are scattered on Mekong
    Khon Kaen governor Somsak Jangtrakul has in advance urged people not to fight over collecting water in Nong Khai’s Mekong River section, where the late much-revered monk Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho’ ashes are to be scattered following his cremation rite.
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  • Mon, 28 Jan 2019 20:00
    Huge crowd expected for cremation of monk
    HUNDREDS of thousand of people are expected to attend the royally sponsored cremation of the much-revered monk Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho in Khon Kaen on Tuesday, said Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, dean of medicine at Khon Kaen University.
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  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:41
    Thousands mourn northeastern monk
    Around 64,000 mourners paid their respects on Tuesday to the late northeastern monk Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho, whose body was among the 647 "Khru Yai" cadavers placed for Abhidhamma prayer at Khon Kaen University's (KKU) Golden Jubilee Convention Hall since Monday before the royally sponsored cremation rites are held on January 29.
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  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:00
    KKU seeks more donated flowers as million people expected at Luang Phor Koon cremation
    Khon Kaen University (KKU) has asked for additional donations amounting to 200,000 rose-patterned funeral flowers, as the prepared 800,000 flowers are not enough to support the one million people expected to turn up to pay their respects to the late much-revered northeastern monk, Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho.
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  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:00
    Medical school begins rites to honour body donors
    Officials at Khon Kaen University’s Faculty of Medicine on Monday morning began moving the remains of 647 “Khru Yai” to the school’s Golden Jubilee Convention Hall for ritual prayers known as Abhidhamma.
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  • Mon, 07 Jan 2019 04:00
    A masterpiece crematorium built for Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho
    THE CREMATORIUM for the late, much-revered northeastern monk Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho will be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, says the man who designed it.
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  • Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:00
    Khon Kaen dean defends handling of monk’s body after family complains
    KHON KAEN University’s Faculty of Medicine has done everything specified by the late Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho’s will and a pagoda will be built at the spot where the revered monk’s body is cremated, faculty dean Dr Chanchai Phanthongwriyakun told a press conference yesterday.
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  • Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:27
    Will states Luang Phor Koon donated body to Koan Kaen University
    The late Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho did donate his body to the Khon Kaen University’s for medical students to study, his will stated.
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  • Wed, 20 May 2015 01:00
    The paradoxical life and death of a revered monk
    Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho embodied both the spiritual and the materialistic sides of Thai Buddhism
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  • Sun, 17 May 2015 01:00
    Luang Phor Koon dies at age of 91
    LUANG PHOR KOON PARISUTTHO, one of the country's most revered monks, passed away yesterday after a long history of illness.
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