Buddhist Time Bank Promotion Guidelines for Readiness Preparation Groups before Old Age in Nong Khai Province

Authors

  • Jesada Munyapho, Phramaha Mit Thitapanyo, Phrakhru Sudhikhambhirayan

Keywords:

Buddhist Time Bank, Promotion Guidelines, Readiness preparation

Abstract

The objectives of this research were: 1) to study the principles of time banking for readiness preparation groups before old age; 2) to study Buddhist time-banking for readiness preparation groups before old age in Buddhism; and 3) to study the guidelines to promote Buddhist time banking for readiness preparation groups before old age in Nong Khai Province. This research was carried out by means of qualitative research based on interviews and participatory observation. The target groups of the informants in this research included 1) 7 local leaders, 2) 7 elderly caregivers; 3) 11 participants in readiness preparation groups. The obtained data were interpreted by Descriptive Analysis. The research results were as follows: Principles of time banking for readiness preparation groups before old age: it is the concept that all humans are important in terms of being a giver and a receiver, mutual assistance and community involvement. It is to build good welfare and to create good things for oneself and in the community with trust creating benefits, goodness in preparing readiness before old age voluntarily as a sacrifice without expecting anything in return. Buddhist time-banking for readiness preparation groups before old age in Buddhism: it is the Kalyāṅamitta principle in sharing kindness, giving advice, creating carelessness and considering death mindfulness in preparing oneself in the end of life. Guidelines to promote Buddhist time banking for readiness preparation groups before old age in Nong Khai Province: the group has organized volunteer activities to help the elderly to prepare for life at the end of their age. This is to build confidence in the group. It also creates a party for good health for the people.

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Published

2022-03-03