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Fire-Breathing Monk Told to Snuff Out Flames

A senior Buddhist monk who gained notoriety for blowing blew flumes of fire from his mouth has been ordered stop performing the trick. Tawatchai, the...

Buddhists Red-Faced as Drunk Monk Passes Out, Flashes Junk to Temple-Goers

Another man in orange has sparked red faces in Thailand after the monk passed out drunk with his genitals in full view at a...

Drinking, Drugging Monk Latest Scandal to Hit Thai Buddhism

A widely known and respected monk has been charged with drunk driving and possession of illegal drugs in another case of senior Buddhist clergymen...

Police Search Nakhon Nayok Temple Where Abbot Accused of Stealing ฿100 Million

Anti-corruption police searched a Nakhon Nayok temple Friday as part of its embezzlement investigation into an abbot and ex-director of the National Buddhism Office. Police...

A Birthday, a Funeral, a Monk & Death: The Tragedy of Waraluck Supawatjariyakul

. Monday would have been Waraluck Supawatjariyakul’s 34th birthday. Her family spent it at her funeral. Her killer became a monk.

Chanthaburi Monk Arrested for ฿17 Million Embezzlement

A prominent Buddhist monk was arrested on charges he played a major part in embezzling 17 million baht earmarked for a Buddhist charity. Phra Khru...

Monk Dies, Historic Temples Inundated as Floodwaters Make Way Toward Bangkok

Monsoon floods have submerged large swathes of central, northern and northeastern Thailand in deep water, inundating numerous communities and causing large-scale damage to people’s...

Humorless MPs Tell Wise-Cracking Monks to Cut Livestream Humor 30%

Laughter may be the best medicine, but, in Thailand, it apparently has no place in religion. So says conservative zealots on the House religions, arts...

Already Fined, Boozing Monks Defrocked After BBQ Party in Chiang Mai

Seven Buddhist monks have been expelled from the ranks of the clergy after they were found to be partying in Chiang Mai. The monks, four...
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WATCH: Monk Vilified for Praising ‘Joe Ferrari’, Calling Torture Killing an ‘Accident’

A Buddhist monk has drawn ire in Thailand for coming to the defense of a police officer who stands accused of torturing a suspected...

Chiang Mai Monks May Be Bounced for Booze BBQ

Eight Chiang Mai monks were arrested, fined and suspended after police broke up their alcohol-infused barbecue party. Each of the senior monks tested positive for...

Murdering Monk Only Latest ‘Saffron Scandal’ to Undermine Thailand’s Trust in Buddhism

Latest murder by a monk highlights the hidebound conservatism and conspiracy of silence that prevails at Thai monasteries

Gov’t Worries as Thai Monks, Nationals Fall Ill with Covid-19 Across U.S.

The Foreign Ministry is watching anxiously as growing numbers of Thais in the United Station fall ill with Covid-19. Monks at Buddhist temples in both...
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