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Twenty Two boys from Father Ray Foundation ordain as novice monks

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The following is a press release from the Father Ray Foundation. Their statements are their own.   In previous years, pre-Covid, the month of April meant long school summer holidays, Songkran, and for many young boys,...

Pattaya Mayor says Songkran “Wan Lai” will take place, regardless of water throwing decision...

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Pattaya, Thailand- The Pattaya City Mayor, Sonthaya Khunplume, explained to local media that the city's big Songkran event on April 19th, called Wan Lai, would take place regardless of a Thai Government decision on potentially...

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...

Video news: A look at Makha Bucha in Pattaya over the holiday weekend

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Pattaya, Thailand- The following is a video (without commentary) showing the sights and sounds of the religious holiday "Makha Bucha" in Pattaya that took place on Friday, February 28th, 2021. As you will see in...

History of Makha Bucha day, no alcohol sales, Buddhist public holidays explained

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Thailand - Makha Bucha day is one of the major Buddhist public holidays in Thailand. Marked on the full moon of the third lunar month, Thai Buddhists will celebrate the day by taking a day...

Banglamung to allow basic candle processions at local temples for Makha Bucha day, with...

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Banglamung- Prominent local monks confirmed with The Pattaya News that temples in Pattaya and Banglamung will be allowed to mark Makha Bucha day, including candle processions under Covid-19 precautions, but that there would be no...

Video News: Two Thailand grave keepers hold a film festival for over a thousand...

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Chonburi, Thailand- Here is something you might not see every day...a film festival for over a thousand ghosts, according to two local grave keepers, in Chonburi, Thailand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKzZvwC_TDw

Chonburi residents show movies to over a thousand “ghosts” at local cemetery to make...

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Chonburi, Thailand- Two local Chonburi residents held a special film screening for a very special audience earlier this week- over a thousand ghosts, according to them, at a local cemetery. The special movie showing took place...

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...

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...
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