A Development of Model Temples on Dhamma Practice

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Phrakhruphisaipariyattikit (Kaen Ackhawanno/Phumfag)


This research article has three objectives: 1) to study the history of the development of prototype temple under the Buddha’s wish in the Buddhist time, 2) to study the process of guidelines for the development of prototype temple under the Buddha’s wish in the Thai society and 3) to present the development of prototype temple under the Buddha’s wish. This is the mixed qualitative research. The data were collected by survey, observation, interview, using study area Data were collected by means of survey, observation and interview in three areas. The result of the research indicated that on according to the history of prototype temple under the Buddha’s wish, it has evolved from the Buddhist era, which is one of the religious bodies being to be the value as the three bases of meritorious action; generosity, morality and mental development of the four assemblies; Bhikkhu, Bhikkuni, Upasaka and Upasika. The temple is homestead, place of worship and various Buddhist religious ceremonies and Dharma practice by 9 prototype temples; Weruwanaram temple, Phrachetawan temple, Bupparam temple, Kositaram temple, Kukkutharam temple, Chiwakampawan temple, Nikrotharam temple, Pa Mahawan temple and Akkhawanchediwihan temple. The process of the development of prototype temple under the Buddha’s wish in the Thai society must is correct, complete according to the rules and regulations, both the principles of discipline and political rules. The Abbot who was govern and manage the temple to be in accordance with the discipline, Sangha rules, associations, rules, regulations and various activities according to the mission of Sangha, which include administration, religion, education, welfare education, propagation, public utility and welfare public. There are 6 ways of recommending to develop the prototype temple under the Buddha’s wish in the Thai society; 1. the arrangement of buildings and temple landscape management, 2. living learning resources management, 3. management of general cultural activities related to Buddhism, 4. management of environment that can speak to facilitate learning, 5. the cultural environmental management and 6. community involvement in various activities for the sake of the Buddhists and the prosperity of Buddhism forever.


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