A Thai Buddhist sect, which in under investigation for financial irregularities, is making a petition to the US Government for help. Which is odd, because the United States has absolutely no involvement in the case. This is not the only thing that is odd about the Dhammakaya Sect. Buddhism is generally an individualistic religion in which a person seeks enlightenment by reclusive meditation. Dhammakaya by contrast goes in for mass gatherings and its facilities can accommodate more than a million people in a building that is shaped like a flying saucer.
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