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December 6, 2019

Wat Buddha Dhamma, One of Australia’s Oldest Buddhist Monasteries, Damaged in Bushfire

Wat Buddha Dhamma, an Australian Theravada monastery in the Thai Forest Tradition, has been damaged by one of the many bushfires currently spreading across the state of New South Wales. The “Three Mile Fire” is […]
December 2, 2019

Stop selling Buddha souvenirs – says Knowing Buddha Foundation

DW TV – ASIA A campaign group in Thailand is calling on tourists to stop buying tacky memorabilia bearing Buddha’s image. They argue such blatant commercialization of their religion is disrespectful.     Thailand’s many […]
December 1, 2019

Thailand’s ‘floating’ crosswalk makes drivers stop and look

The Thai children walking on the zebra crossing look as if they are stepping from one white board, floating well above the road, to the next – but it is just an optical illusion, created […]
November 30, 2019

Strong winds, high waves across south as monsoon bears across Thai gulf

A monsoon is crossing the Thai gulf and driving heavy rain, strong winds and high waves toward several southern provinces, including popular tourist destinations in Surat Thani and Krabi. State meteorologists this morning warned that […]
November 30, 2019

3 Bangkok roads to become regular ‘walking streets’

Starting in December, three Bangkok tourist destinations – Silom, Yaowarat (Chinatown) and Khaosan roads — will transform into pedestrian-friendly “walking street” market, City Hall announced today. To boost economy, deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul announced that […]
November 29, 2019

Buddhamania has gone to far – reducing a sacred religious symbol into trendy decoration items

A decade ago the LA Times  Newspaper  wrote about “Buddhamania” a trend happening in California where everyone was using Buddha as decoration in their homes and gardens. At that time there was no Knowing Buddha […]
November 29, 2019

Thailand reverses ban on weed killer linked to cancer

Thailand reversed a decision Wednesday to ban a controversial weedkiller and extended the permitted use of two other pesticides for six months, following pushback from its multi-billion dollar agriculture industry. Glyphosate — a weed killer […]
November 25, 2019

STOP using Buddha’s Image for decorating, Hotels, Bars, Spas and Homes – RESPECT…..

The Bali Times Newspaper The resort Island of Bali is one of the largest producers and exporters of Buddha images around the world and according to the Knowing Buddha Organization needs to STOP commercializing Buddha’s […]
November 21, 2019

Pope meets Thai Buddhist patriarch on visit promoting religious peace

Pope Francis met with Thailand’s supreme Buddhist patriarch on Thursday in a gilded Bangkok temple on the first full day of his Asia tour aimed at promoting religious harmony. This is the pontiff’s first visit […]
November 15, 2019

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe protest response: experts

Hong Kong’s police watchdog is currently unequipped to investigate the force’s handling of months of pro-democracy protests, a panel of international experts appointed by the city’s own government has found. The international finance hub has […]