Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Devotees at Thai Temple Give Alms to Tens of Thousands of Buddhist Monks

REUTERS
By Staff
Devotees at Thai temple give alms to tens of thousands of Buddhist monks
The temple, 49 km (30 miles) north of the capital, Bangkok, is run by the influential, if controversial, Dhammakaya sect, and has been dogged by allegations of corruption for years, but has always denied them. Around 50,000 monks clad in orange robes chanted as devotees wearing white to symbolize the purity of the Buddha flocked to give alms at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya, famed for its enormous golden stupa that resembles an unidentified flying object. [link]