The Social Sciences

Year: 2009
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Page No. 229 - 232

A Development in Managerial and Administrative Pattern of Nuns Organization and Affects to the Patronage of Buddhism in Northeastern Thailand

Authors : Prapit Boranmoon , Songkoon Chantachon and Boonsom Yodmalee

Abstract: This research study, aims to explore the states of problems in management and administration of Nuns organization in Northeast Thailand or Isan in order to study and develop the managerial and administrative patterns that can be applied and effect the patronage of Buddhism. Research data has revealed that Nuns in the monastery/guild are worried about administrative rules and regulations strictly imposed by its administrator. Administration of the monastery/guild mainly depends on the abbot/head of the guild. It has caused, concern and tension because the Nuns have no say in policy or administrative rights. Most of them are of low education of the elementary level and opportunities for further education are limited. The public have a double standard between Monks and Nuns in dissemination of Buddhism. In addition, Nuns in their guild have clearly shared the tasks of administration, burdens and duties with Head of Nuns acting as the top administrator and respect the system of seniority. However, they must be under the ruling and policies of the abbot and must attach to the Buddha’s disseminations, administrative rules of Thai Nun Institution as a criterion in administration. The Nuns organization of Thailand has promoted many activities towards the development of Nuns in Thailand. The main activities, include regular meetings to discuss management and administrative policies every 3 months. General elections for committee members are held every 3 years. Activities to promote Buddhism patronage include Buddhism training, publishing of Prayer books, Nuns Journal and Publishing of Nuns official ID card.

How to cite this article:

Prapit Boranmoon , Songkoon Chantachon and Boonsom Yodmalee , 2009. A Development in Managerial and Administrative Pattern of Nuns Organization and Affects to the Patronage of Buddhism in Northeastern Thailand. The Social Sciences, 4: 229-232.

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