Buddhist authorities in Thailand challenged by breakaway group

Buddhist authorities in Thailand challenged by breakaway group - Channel NewsAsia, May 20, 2005
...The community was formed by Phra Pothirak, a TV star turned Buddhist monk who dismayed religious authorities when he declared himself to have attained "enlightenment".
...But excommunication only made the group more popular among Thais who see their lifestyle as the antidote to rank consumerism.
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