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Objectives of this research were to: 1. Study the general context of administration of Dhamma Practicing network in Ayutthaya Province. 2. Study the factors affecting administration of Dhamma Practicing networkin Ayutthaya Province and 3. propose the guidelines for administration of Dhamma Practicing network in Ayutthaya Province.
Methodology was the mixed methods: The qualitative research collected data from 22 key informants from 3 groups of experts: 1. senior Sangha, 2) state officers and 3. People who were stake holders, purposefully selected by in-depth-interviewing and from 11 participants in Focus Group Discussion and analyzed data by descriptive interpretation. The quantitative research, the researcher has created the questionnaires that had the whole issue confidence value equivalent to 0.983 and collected data from 397 samples who were Dhamma Practitioners in Ayudhaya province and analyzed data with statistics; frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation: S.D.
Findings were as follows:
- 1. General context of administration of Dhamma Practicing network in Ayutthaya Province with SWOT Analysis as: Strength; Dhamma Practing centers most of them were suitably convenient and continuous training of meditation instructors who instructed directly by Buddhism scripture abiding by Satipattarn 4. Weakness; Themodel Dhamma Practicing centers were still limited.The teaching methods were still followed the formers teachers’ style with faith and respect. The center management policy was up to the center masters. Opportunity; Sangha and government agencies gave support to the Dhamma practicing rogram continuously. There were Dhamma dissemination through internet and website. Threat; each Dhamma practicing centers were ready at different levels without networking. without coordinating centers to share news and information and lacking of Dhamma practicing driving mechanism concretely. Opinions on the Dhamma Practicing network administration in five aspects by overall were at high level high level (X=0) and according to the Ithibath 4 was also in the high level (X=4.10)
- 2. The factors that affected administration of Dhamma Practicing network in Ayutthaya Province were that the centers used principle of 4 M’s that were Man, Money,Material and Management. Administration must condiser general environment both inside and outside. Each Dhamma Practicing centers have different backgrounds and experiences. Therefore all centers should hold common meeting together in order to lay down the clear operational plan. Masters or abbots of Dhamma Practicing centers must pay attention to all operational process.
- 3. The guidelines for administration of Dhamma Practicing network in Ayutthaya Province that all Dhamma Practicing centers must sit down to hold regular meetingto pay down the operational plan together in 5 aspects:
) Planning2.) Organizing, 3.) Staffing,4.) Directing, 5.) Controlling, integrating with 4 M’s; Man, Money, Materials and Management. Also integrating with Buddha principles, Itthapadha 4, (1)Chantha, aspiration, ( 2.) Viriya ,effort, 3.) Jitta, attention,and 4.) Vimangsa, examination, on the foundation of the same concept, viewpoint, vision, helping, cooperating of network members, supporting each others, interacting, creating public relations centers to share news and information among network members in every province. If the problems should occur, then coordinate with Data base centers.
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