Artikel tagged “buddhism”

  • Backgrounds checks incoming for novice monks

    Backgrounds checks incoming for novice monks

    PHOTO: The Japan Times The National Office of Buddhism (NOB) is going to get the Royal Thai Police (RTP) run background checks on applicants seeking to join the monkhood. The NOB has requested police to run the checks in a move to create a stronger screening system for all those joining the monkhood. The NOB has been advised to send all Bangkok applicants’ ID numbers to the Police Criminal Records Division (CRD) for background checks.

  • Phuket prepares 450,000 funeral wood flowers for HM Rama 9 cremation

    Phuket prepares 450,000 funeral wood flowers for HM Rama 9 cremation

    Today (September 18), Phuket’s Governor, alongside the Phuket provincial Abbot monk, chaired a local Buddhism ceremony in order to respectfully receive the 450,000 funeral wood flowers that will be sent to Bangkok for the forthcoming cremation of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. A number of flowers made by locals reached more than the expected 438,000 and people can still participate to make more of them until the cremation date on October 26 as there are two rounds of sending the flowers to Bangkok; one is today where flowers are sent to Ministry of Interior to transport to HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s crematory in Sanamluang. There will be another round on the cremation date.