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  Wat Pahk Nahm Phasi Chareun

 

Thailand

After the demise of Luang Poo Sod (fig.), the abbot of Wat Pahk Nahm Phasi Chareun (fig.) from 1916 until his death in 1959, his body was not cremated.

 

Instead it is kept in a gilded coffin in a special hall of the temple. This influential monk, who is also known as Phra Mongkon Thepmuni, had a lasting impact on the temple.

 

  Wat Pahk Nahm Phasi Chareun

 

Besides teaching meditation, he (fig.) also revived the temple, built a school for Pali studies, which became a leading institute of the country, and founded the Dhammakaya tradition.

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