Dhammayuttika Nikaya, Thammayut Nikaya, Thammayut: 1 definition



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The Dhammayuttika Nikaya is an order of Theravada Buddhist monks in Thailand and Cambodia. Its name is derived from the Pali dhamma ("teachings of the Buddha") + yutti (in accordance with) + nikaya (group).

The Dhammayuttika Nikaya, or simply Thammayut, began in 1833 as a reform movement by Prince Mongkut, son of King Rama II. Thammayut remained a reform movement until passage of the Sangha Act of 1902 formally recognized it as the lesser of Thailands two Theravada denominations.

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