Myanmar Buddhists decry Thai government’s temple crackdown

Around 100 Buddhist monks and nationalists in Myanmar staged a protest against Thailand on Friday, denouncing the government of the neighboring country for its actions against a temple that has defied orders to hand over a wanted monk For the past week, Thai police and soldiers have surrounded the Dhammakaya temple outside the capital, Bangkok, to try to bring in the former head abbot who is wanted on...

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VIDEO: Police clash with Dhammakaya monks in attempt to arrest influential abbot

Monks and police faced off on Monday at Wat Phra Dhammakaya monastery where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges Police...

VIDEO: Police clash with Dhammakaya monks in attempt to arrest influential abbot

Worshippers defy Thai police at Buddhist temple

Thousands of followers that are staying on the grounds of the country's biggest Buddhist temple defied orders to leave its grounds on Sunday to enable police to seek out their...

Worshippers defy Thai police at Buddhist temple

Cops find secret tunnel under Dhammakaya temple in manhunt for abbot

Police have discovered a secret tunnel running underneath the space-age temple of the controversial Dhammakaya Buddhist sect, as their manhunt for Phra Dhammachayo, the elusive...

Cops find secret tunnel under Dhammakaya temple in manhunt for abbot

Monk not found: Pillows made to look like body in Dhammakaya abbot’s sick bed

Thai security forces filed past chanting monks on Thursday to search the country's biggest Buddhist temple for an influential former abbot accused of money laundering, but failed...

Monk not found: Pillows made to look like body in Dhammakaya abbot’s sick bed

Cops search scandal-hit Wat Dhammakaya for wanted abbot

Thai police began sweeping the scandal-hit Buddhist temple today to search for a wanted monk who has evaded arrest for months in a saga highlighting a split over the nation's...

Cops search scandal-hit Wat Dhammakaya for wanted abbot

Forces besiege Dhammakaya Temple in standoff over scandalous abbot

Authorities surrounded the country's biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday and the junta leader declared he was imposing control after they failed to hand over the influential abbot...

Forces besiege Dhammakaya Temple in standoff over scandalous abbot

Coconuts Bangkok religion

Bangkok is steeped in religious tradition that affects every aspect of life in this modern-yet-ancient city. It’s quite normal to see sex workers on Soi Cowboy wearing bikinis but offering incense and rice at the red light district’s shrine before engaging a night of debauchery. They hope it will bring them good luck and money from customers. Cats like spirit houses too.