Roots of secular Buddhism: Thailand

Roots of secular Buddhism: Thailand

Some of the roots of secular Buddhism go back to Thailand. We’ll look at two of the fascinating characters that were instrumental in modernizing elements of Thai belief and practice, even as some of that modernization remains controversial to this day.

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Some source material:

Peter Jackson 1986 PhD diss: “Buddhadasa and Doctrinal Modernisation in Contemporary Thai Buddhism: A Social and Philosophical Analysis”.

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Photo of King Mongkut from Wiki, copyright the Wellcome Images:

Photo of Buddhadasa from Wiki, courtesy of Santikaro, Liberation Park

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