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A Closer Look at Buddhist Lent and Dharma Day in Thailand

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Thailand – Every Mid Summer in Thailand, usually July or August, is the start of Buddhist Lent, or Vassa. The exact date is the first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month. To...

Pattaya City reaches legal agreement with Chinese Temple on Buddha Hill, area to become...

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Pattaya- A long-standing legal dispute between Pattaya City and the Mahakitpaisan Foundation, who constructed a Chinese temple beneath the Big Buddha and monastery on Buddha Hill, has come to a conclusion with the land being...

A Look At The Week Ahead: Visakha Bucha Day is Around the Corner in...

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Thailand — Thailand is hosting a ceremony commemorating Vesak, or Visakha Bucha Day at the beginning of next month with more than 3,500 monks from 50 countries set to participate in the two-day celebration. According to...

Dozens of Pattaya monks perform prayer ritual to ward off Covid-19 in the city

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Pattaya, Thailand- Dozens of monks came together (although socially distanced and with masks) at Wat Chai in Pattaya this week to, according to them, conduct a special prayer and ritual to disperse the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Chonburi monk arrested and defrocked for allegedly using illegal drugs

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Chonburi-   A 57-year-old monk has been arrested and defrocked for allegedly taking illegal drugs at a temple in the Nong Yai district. The Nong Yai Police raided a temple in the Nong Yai sub-district earlier...

Invitation to join English meditation club with experienced monks in Pattaya free

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Pattaya- The following is an invitation from a local group of Thai monks inviting foreigners to join a meditation club free. The statements below are from the local group of monks. Their statements are their...

Exiled Chinese Christian Group Arrested in Pattaya for Overstay Draws Global Attention, Fears of...

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Pattaya, Thailand- A large group of Chinese nationals who fled China due to fears of persecution for their faith were arrested in Pattaya this week for overstaying their visas, a common crackdown in...

Thai Buddhists nationwide gathering at local temples to celebrate Makha Bucha Day

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National - Thai Buddhists are gathering at local temples this morning, February 16th, to make merit and celebrate the occasion of Makha Bucha Day. In Nakhon Si Thammarat, the Deputy Governor and the provincial authorities had...

Makha Bucha is next Friday, February 26th, which brings 24-hour alcohol sales ban in...

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Thailand- Next Friday, February 26th, 2021, is Makha Bucha day in Thailand, a holy religious day that also brings by Thai law a 24-hour alcohol sales ban. During this time period, the sales of alcohol is...

Visakha Bucha Day Coming on May 22nd, 2024: Alcohol Sales Banned Nationwide in Thailand

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National— Visakha Bucha Day, also known as Vesak, 2024 will be on May 22nd, which is a public holiday. The sale of all types of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in convenience stores and entertainment venues...
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