Wat phra dhammakaya inside. Wat phra dhammakaya thai. The temples founding has roots in the dhammakaya movement founded by luang pu sodh candasaro at wat paknam bhasicharoen in the early twentieth century. Wat phra dhammakaya wat phra dhammakaya is a buddhist temple in khlong luang district in the peri urban pathum thani province north of bangkok thailand. It was founded in 1970 by maechi nun chandra khonnokyoong and luang por dhammajayo.
Many critics however say that dhammakaya owes its success to its commercialization of buddhism. Wat phra dhammakaya is by far the most influential buddhist temple in thailand the worlds most populous theravada buddhist country with an estimated 10 million followers drawn from meditation centers across the nations 77 provinces university buddhist clubs and many other layers of thai society. Wat phra dhammakaya a colossal 1000 acre temple in thailand is still much of an enigma to most people in the worldmost outsiders who have heard of the temple hardly know anything about it except that it is massive in size and often associated with controversy. Machining a cube on a lathe duration.
Is a buddhist temple in thailand. This new public areas purpose was to provide a peaceful sanctuary to facilitate meditation teachings buddhist events and monastic ceremonies. Inside the commercialism of the dhammakaya temple. He has devoted the past 48 years to the propagation of buddhism and dhammakaya meditation which has attracted millions of devotees in thailand and in over 80 branches in 33 countries around the world.
Wat phra dhammakaya in pathum thani province north of bangkok thailand. The extension of the wat phra dhammakaya which is 791 acres was acquired in the name of the dhammakaya foundation using the funds from followers who donated to the temple to expand the temples public area. In a previous article i wrote about my personal experiences at wat phra dhammakaya a massive but mysterious 1000 acre temple in thailand best known for its massive ceremonies and its iconic stupa. Most venerable dhammajayo is the honorary abbot of wat phra dhammakaya.
The honorary abbot of wat phra dhammakaya. The temple is part of the mahanikaya fraternity and is legally represented by the dhammakaya foundation.