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Monastic chief orders Dhammakaya monks back to their temple

Mar 01. 2017
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By The Nation

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All monks of Pathum Thani-based Dhammakaya Temple who were performing activities outside the temple, especially those attending a protest at Klong Luang Central Market, were ordered to return to the temple on Wednesday, according to an order sent from the Pathum Thani monastic chief to the acting abbot of Dhammakaya.

The order issued by Phra Theprattanasuthee, who is also abbot of Wat Khien Khet, also required the acting Dhammakaya abbot to ask monks who were not registered to Dhammakaya Temple and were currently staying within the compound to return to their own temples.

The monastic chief also took this opportunity to remind the acting abbot about his February 1 inquiry regarding the exact number of monks registered with the Dhammakaya Temple, so that the monastic authorities could arrange enough food to be sent in for them.

As part of the order, the monastic chief also instructed the acting abbot that a “Phra Winyathikan” police monk, a district monastic monk and a representative of the National Office of Buddhism should be present at negotiations between the temple and the authorities in order to ensure a smooth process.

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