Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal

News Interviews

The Monk and the Military 

Why a Thai monk and conscientious objector will defy his country’s demand for compulsory military service

Interview with Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal by Tricycle

Seoul Kimchi Festival

News Buddha Buzz

Seoul Kimchi Festival Returns and Donates to Elders in Need

Volunteers gathered with Buddhist monks to make and share South Korea’s national dish. Plus, Shambhala Mountain Center announces self-governance, and Phra Maha Praiwan Worawano, popular for his livestream teachings, leaves the monkhood.

By Alison Spiegel, Amanda Lim Patton, and Daniel Ilan Cohen Thin

chiang mai temples economy

Ideas Economics

The Business of Buddhist Temples

The merging of the merit and tourist economy in Chiang Mai’s city temples offers a way forward in the modern world—and an unexpected contrast between the stances of senior and junior monks

By Brooke Schedneck

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