New Buddhist Movements in Thailand

Author: Rory Mackenzie
Subtitle: Towards an Understanding of Wat Phra Dhammakaya
No of Pages: 267
Edition: 1st
Year of Publication: 2007
File Size: 1 MB
Permission: Sourced from A Handful of Leaves Library (
Blurb: 2 new Buddhist religious movements emerged in Thailand, the Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke in the 1970s at a time of political uncertainty and dissatisfaction with the Thai Sangha and its leadership. This book explains why they have come into being, what they have reacted against and what they offer.
Notes: Map of Thailand. Index. Bibliography. Annotated.