Demanding EXPULSION or REMOVAL of Phonexay (Chandaphone) Mingsisouphanh from Temples.

Demanding EXPULSION or REMOVAL of Phonexay (Chandaphone) Mingsisouphanh from Temples.

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Xieng Mieng started this petition to Lao Community in Virginia and

The presence of Chandaphone Mingsisouphanh at Wat Lao Buddhavong would likely to continue to tear apart the Lao Community, Buddhist temple communities, and Buddhism. His inappropriate and possibly illegal actions, and manipulation and untruthfulness have been known and recognized by community for decades.

Some of his lies and untrustworthiness have been somewhat exposed, and have been described by the most recent Washington Post article (on January 6th, 2020), a highly recognized newspaper in the U.S. https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2020/01/06/fight-tearing-apart-virginia-buddhist-temple-monk-arrested-worshipers-banned-their-parents-graves-questionable-loan/. The evidences described cannot be dispute and undeniable. The $645,000 questionable loan was taken out against the temple's property without the Lao community knowledge for years before it was accidentally discovered. 

Time has come. Time is running out. We must act, and act now to protect further damage to the Lao Community and Buddhist Community.

The purpose of this petition is to gather a sufficient number of signatures to demand Chandaphone Mingsisouphanh to be EXPELLED from Wat Lao Buddhavong and Wat Lao Buddhagaya International India.

Phonexay Mingsisouphanh (also known as: Achan Chanda, Chandaphone Chakkavaro, Phonexay Mingsisouphanh) has been the highest controversial and concerns within the Lao Buddhist Community throughout the country and the world for more than 35 years.

This petition is based on the observation, participation, knowledge, and evidences the Lao community have discovered recently. It is based on facts we have gathered. The reasons for removal of Chandaphone Mingsisouphanh are as follows:

  1. Lack of discipline as a Buddhist monk.
  2. Failure to follow the code of conduct or the “Vinaya”. It is believed that Chandaphone Mingsisouphanh has slipped out beyond the acceptable “Vinaya”. His conduct is great concern to our community and brought many negative impacts to Wat Lao Buddhavong and Lao community.
  3. Failure to fulfill his responsibilities and obligations as the Director and Vice President of Wat Lao Buddhavong.
  4. Failure to provide adequate and complete financial statements.
  5. Unauthorized use of funds without community support.
  6. Inappropriate taking the loan against temple’s property without community knowledge and support.
  7. Abusive use of power as Director and Vice President of the temple.
  8. Complete disregard for the temple Constitutions and Bylaws.
  9. Business dealing outside the required activities in the support of the temple.
  10. Lack of Transparency in Financial Management.
  11. Lack of communication of any major planning and construction of temple’s business.
  12. Untruthful and lie to the Lao community.

In  summary:

CHANDAPHONE MINGSISOUPHANH's conducts and activities are not acceptable and have brought many financial issues and concerns to the Lao community. It is our belief that he has slipped out beyond the acceptable "Vinaya". A monk should behave and conduct within the monk's rule. His conduct is great concern to our community and brought many negative impacts to Wat Lao Buddhavong and Buddhism.

To the Lao Buddhist Community and Buddhist Community:

This is a very sad petition and unfortunate that the Buddhist community must decide to go forward with this unhappy action in order to make some changes to Wat Lao Buddhavong and possibly preventing what may happen in other Buddhist temple in the future.

As you may know, there is no oversight in the Wat Lao organization in the U.S. and within Wat Lao Buddhavong. The Buddhist Monks Organization in the U.S. cannot and will not interfere about the problem we are facing at Wat Lao Buddhavong. Calling for the expel of CHANDAPHONE MINGSISOUPHANH may not be popular to many general Buddhists, especially when one does  know and truly understand the impacts of doing nothing.

The Lao community are not always in agreement on how to go about solving the problems, but EVERYONE agrees that we have problems. We are separated by many ideas, belief, faiths, ideology, ages, background, and how we were raised and taught, etc. Some believes that if you have done the wrong, one day you will receive what you deserve. But, again, many had gotten away. It was far too late before the sin caught up with him.  The hard problem never goes away, unless we are doing something about it.

We have tried many different methods to bring about positive changes to the temple.

Time has come. Time is running out. We must act, and act now.

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