Pumpkin growers in crisis
A grower’s child stands next to a pile
of unsaleable pumpkins in Hod district, Chiang Mai.
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Pra Buddha Potchana Waraporn, Abbot of Wat Chedi Luang, dies
At 6:33pm on July 11, 2008, Luang Poo Chan Kusalo, the highly respected Abbot of
Wat Chedi Luang, passed away quietly at the age of 91 after a long illness.
High-ranking Buddhist monks at his bedside had agreed that his respirator should
be removed to allow him to rest in peace.
Pra Buddha Potchana Waraporn, (Luang Poo Chan Kusalo), was born on November 26,
1917, the son of Jarintae and Sang Sangthong. He became a novice at Wat Chedi
Luang when he was 15 years old, and was ordained there as a Buddhist priest at
the age of 20, receiving the designation of Kusalo. He completed his studies at
the Dharma scholar advanced level in 1939, and reached the highest level of
Buddhist Dharma study, grade 5, in 1939.