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Photo essay on Wat Phra Thammakai

Foreign Policy has just published a photo essay on the Wat Phra Thammakai (Dhammakaya) movement in Thailand. The photos, taken by Luke Duggleby, are spectacular and document well the incredibly regimented and orderly nature of the movement’s mass rituals. The … Continue reading

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Coffee and Zen

The global spread of Buddhism is stereotypically portrayed in terms of the meeting of “Eastern wisdom” and “The West”. These are problematic, but very pervasive categories, and they find their expression in the most unlikely of places.  

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