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January 3, 1999 | EMILIE C. HARTING
"I want to create as many visual experiences as I can to make the eyes perceive happiness," said Thummanit Phuvasatien, the owner of Suan Doi, a small hotel in this provincial city full of visual delights. Chiang Mai is a cultural treasure trove, home to 300 temples and the center of northern Thailand's arts and crafts--a magnet for Buddhists and shoppers. I am neither.
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November 11, 2001 | BUSABA SIVASOMBOON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Chatsumarn Kabilsingh gave up her husband, family life and a distinguished career to walk the path of the Lord Buddha. It has led her into a sharp conflict over the lowly and unequal status of women in Buddhist practice in Thailand, reviving a fight faced by her mother four decades ago. The 57-year-old former academic carries a new name--"Dhammananda," or "The Joy of Righteousness"--given to her after ordination as a novice monk in February.
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December 24, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
An ocean tide had swollen Bangkok's Chao Phraya River the night before, and the carolers picked their way carefully along the sodden planks. A gagging stench filled their nostrils, but the voices were clear and rising: "Emmanuel, Emmanuel." It is Christmas time in the slaughterhouse slum. "We are here because they need us," said Father Joseph Maier, a South Dakota-born Redemptorist. "This is what a priest is supposed to do: work with the poor."
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January 3, 1999 | EMILIE C. HARTING
"I want to create as many visual experiences as I can to make the eyes perceive happiness," said Thummanit Phuvasatien, the owner of Suan Doi, a small hotel in this provincial city full of visual delights. Chiang Mai is a cultural treasure trove, home to 300 temples and the center of northern Thailand's arts and crafts--a magnet for Buddhists and shoppers. I am neither.
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August 7, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a faint echo of the Jim Bakker story in the United States, the Thai news media have been held spellbound for the past month by a sex scandal involving a prominent Buddhist monk. The scandal has been front-page news since the monk, Phra Nikorn Dhammavadi, the abbot of a temple in the northern city of Chiang Mai, complained to the police that he was forced to pay $200,000 to a woman in an extortion case.
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November 11, 2001 | BUSABA SIVASOMBOON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Chatsumarn Kabilsingh gave up her husband, family life and a distinguished career to walk the path of the Lord Buddha. It has led her into a sharp conflict over the lowly and unequal status of women in Buddhist practice in Thailand, reviving a fight faced by her mother four decades ago. The 57-year-old former academic carries a new name--"Dhammananda," or "The Joy of Righteousness"--given to her after ordination as a novice monk in February.
NEWS
August 7, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a faint echo of the Jim Bakker story in the United States, the Thai news media have been held spellbound for the past month by a sex scandal involving a prominent Buddhist monk. The scandal has been front-page news since the monk, Phra Nikorn Dhammavadi, the abbot of a temple in the northern city of Chiang Mai, complained to the police that he was forced to pay $200,000 to a woman in an extortion case.
NEWS
December 24, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
An ocean tide had swollen Bangkok's Chao Phraya River the night before, and the carolers picked their way carefully along the sodden planks. A gagging stench filled their nostrils, but the voices were clear and rising: "Emmanuel, Emmanuel." It is Christmas time in the slaughterhouse slum. "We are here because they need us," said Father Joseph Maier, a South Dakota-born Redemptorist. "This is what a priest is supposed to do: work with the poor."
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