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Worshippers defy Thai police at Dhammakaya temple

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BANGKOK: Thousands of followers of Thailand’s biggest Buddhist temple defied orders to leave its grounds on Sunday (Feb 19) to enable police to seek out their former abbot, who is accused of money laundering. 361 more words

Current Affairs

Thai police surround scandal-hit Buddhist temple after PM order

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BANGKOK: Soldiers and police surrounded a scandal-hit Buddhist temple on Bangkok’s outskirts early Thursday (Feb 16) in apparent preparation for a raid to arrest the sect’s spiritual leader after Thailand’s military leader invoked special powers to put the site under military control. 398 more words

Current Affairs

Thai junta imposes control on influential temple

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

BANGKOK (REUTERS) – Thailand’s junta leader announced he was imposing control on the country’s biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday (Feb 16) after it failed to hand over an influential monk who has resisted questioning over money laundering. 275 more words

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Mission accomplished

Alternate title: “How NOT to run Abbot and win anyway.”

If you read last week’s blog or watched last week’s stream, you saw us have a great time totally failing at Abbot. 776 more words

Ice ice, roids roids, baby

Yeah. THIS happened. :D

I’m sure many others have done it earlier and better, but Abbot roids have always been a particular thorn in my side because I. 223 more words

The Abbatial Blessing 

Abbot Benedict was blessed as the 10th Abbot of Conception Abbey in a beautiful ceremony on Sunday, January 15th. While the weather prevented many guests from attending, we were able to live-stream the liturgy online. 38 more words

Daily Life

St. Nennius, or Nennidhius, Abbot in Ireland

January 17

St. Nennius, or Nennidhius, Abbot in Ireland DESPISING the vanities of the world, though of the race of the monarchs of Ireland, from his youth made the science of the cross of Christ the sole object of his ambition; and to engrave in his heart the lessons which our divine Redeemer taught by that adorable mystery, was the centre of all his desires.

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