The Participatory Roles of Monks in Driving The Sufficiency Economy in the Northeastern Region.

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The research objective of this study include the study of participation driven sufficiency economy and present the form of participation in driven sufficiency economy of the Buddhis monk in the Northeast. The researcher used mixed method which is a qualitative research and quantitative research. The samples are Buddhist monks and people which consisted of nine provinces, including 368 monks from Ubon Ratchathani, Amnat Charoen, Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, Nong Khai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin and Roi Et.  The researchers collected data by using questionnaires Interviews and informal interview.

The result of participation driven sufficiency economy of Buddhist monks in the Northeast found that the nature of Buddhist monks and the driven sufficiency economy conclude that: 1) the roles of principles Buddhism as cultivation, propagation and the leader of religious ceremony. 2) the role that social expectations such as many promotions such as youth education, tradition/culture, health, etc. 3) the role of interest or aptitude of Buddhist monks which is based on attitude,  experience that make inspiration, such as environmental conservation, economics, agriculture, etc. The participation form of driven sufficiency economy of Buddhist monks in the Northeast found that most Buddhist monks who is the developer have concept in applying the principles with the theory and principles follow the concept of sufficiency economy which is already the policy of the state by focusing on the mental development in parallel with the development of objects along the way. The participation of the monk in driven sufficiency economy has 2 availability of monks forms following 1) participation blended which is the way of life of local residents, such as the environment and the availability of local culture. Then have the principles of sufficiency economy to introduced and applied in accordance with the context of community 2) to engage specific groups that he local authorities will have both government and private so the monks who demand-driven sufficiency economy must be able to coordinate with local authorities such as Educational institution, local authorities, etc. to achieve the goal of development. That can make the public enough to eat and bring the nation to a prosperous and sustainable.


Key words; Roles of Monks , Sufficiency Economy


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