The Development Process of Buddhist Innovation Area of Buddhist Temples

Authors

  • Waree Soktai
  • Somsak Boonpoo
  • Peravat Chaisuk
  • Phra Surachai Surachayo
  • Lampong Klomkul

Abstract

The objectives of this research were 1) to study the Buddhist innovation area of Buddhist temples, 2) to develop the process of Buddhist innovation area of Buddhist temples, and 3) to propose the development process of Buddhist innovation area of Buddhist temples. Mixed methods research was used for the design. In quantitative research, quantitative questionnaire research was used for collecting data from the sample group consisted of 400 people, and the statistics used were percentage, mean, and standard deviation. In qualitative research, interviews with 10 key informants and focus group discussions with 10 experts using content analysis. The results of the research were as follows: 1) The study of Buddhist innovation areas of Buddhist temples was at a high level overall, namely, spiritual, wisdom, spiritual, and physical development with the observance of the 5 precepts, creating good relationships between the community and the temple, promoting discipline in living together in society, developing the mind and developing the mind continuously, community participation in the organization of learning resources within the temple. 2) The development process of Buddhist innovation area of Buddhist temples consisted of the principles of 5 aspects of innovation process, 3 aspects of innovation component, importance of the temple, aims, and 5 innovation-generating organizations and innovation development. The benefits of educational innovation in 6 aspects. Method is an educational development process that has complete educational quality according to the principles of meditation. Process is an innovation process in 5 aspects of innovation development and the process of developing Buddhist innovation areas according to the four meditation principles and presenting the process of developing Buddhist innovation areas of Buddhist temples according to the principles, aims, methods, processes and activities for development of Buddhist innovation areas of Buddhist temples, namely development activities, Buddhist innovation area of Buddhist temples, 4 activities were developed, activity 1, physical development (Kāyabhāvanā), to mental comfort by cleaning body, and practice,  activity 2, activities to promote life development according to the 5 precepts (Sīlabhāvanā) to moral development, activity 3, mental development (Cittabhāvanā), and activity 4, Dhamma practice (Paññābhāvanā), wisdom development activity to take the kids to the temple with NBA knowledge.

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Published

2023-02-28