Thai Buddhist sect lights 300,000 LED lanterns to mark Earth Day

Buddhist monks chant around a spaceship-shaped golden shrine, as Thai sect Dhammakaya lights 300,000 LED lanterns and candles in the shapes of continents and Buddhas to mark Earth Day. The controversial sect is known for its wealth, unorthodox Buddhist teachings, and alleged ties with former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

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