Prayers for an admired Thai monk

The Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja, passed away October 24, 2013 at the age of 100. Chulalongkorn Hospital said His Holiness died of a blood infection at 7:30 pm, and has been ill since February 20, 2002. His Holiness was the head of the Buddhist monks in Thailand. The Office of Yingluck […]

Laos, Thailand: Traditions of offering prayers and alms

Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong is welcomed by Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The two leaders met at Thailand’s Nong Khai province at a Buddhist traditional ritual by offering prayers and alms to monks. The practice is traditional of both communities in Lao and Thailand.   Recommended Read: Photos taken in Nong Kai  

Offering prayers to Somdet Kiaw

Yingluck Shinawatra and her Government officials paid their respect and offered prayers to the shrine of Somdet Kiaw who passed away on August 10 at the age of 85. The revered Buddhist monk was born on March 3, 1928 in Koh Samui district of Surat Thani province.  

Money Laundering and Sex Scandal of a Monk

Thailand’s Khantitham Forest Monastery is facing tough times.  It’s abbot, Luang Pu Nenkham Chattigo, has been barred from transferring money out his bank accounts by Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO). The 34-year-old monk has been attracting attention ever since a video of him flying a private jet while wearing aviator sunglasses, carrying a Louis Vuitton bag went viral last month. […]