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they could start with practicing the religion

There is no need to reform buddhism it's just only time for the buddhists to follow the teaching words of Lord Buddha. No where it's saied you have to donate money to the monks neither that the monks

EDITORIAL It's time to reform Thai Buddhism The Nation Many in the sangha have strayed from the path of dharma, but ordinary worshippers are partly to blame BANGKOK: -- Calls for religious reform ar

they could start with practicing the religion

Is Thai Buddhism a religion or a teaching?

Yes please, reform it post haste! I am sick of seeing monks smoking cigarettes, driving pick-ups or riding 3 wheelers....and I have heard there are some who drink alcohol and fraternize with woman.

Totally disgusting behavior!

And eating meat or wearing 2nd hand animal skins.

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they could start with practicing the religion

you are correct, there is no chicago or cambodia or thailand buddhism. there is only buddhism. seems the thai wing has re-defined itself. a downright shame :-)
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Yes please, reform it post haste! I am sick of seeing monks smoking cigarettes, driving pick-ups or riding 3 wheelers....and I have heard there are some who drink alcohol and fraternize with woman.

Totally disgusting behavior!

That means you didn't hear about the bad cases.....

Pedophiles are not only a problem of the catholic church.....

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There is no such thing as Thai Buddhism, it is Theravada Buddhism.

http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/whats-thera.htm

However if they are talking about the Dhammakaya then this is a branch movement in some ways similar to Mahayana it seems.

Personally I would suggest that the essence of the religion remains the same. It simply manifests itself as a reflection of the present culture and society. In effect the religion is showing us the state of culture and society as it stands. It is not the religion that needs changing is it?

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