List of Buddhist Sanghas and Governing Bodies

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This is a growing List of Buddhist Sanghas and Governing Bodies. A sangharaja or patriarch is the senior monk of a Buddhist Sangha. A supreme sangharaja is the head of more than one Buddhist order.

Sanghas of Bangladesh[edit]

Bangladesh Sangha Bhikkhu Mahasabha
Sangha Sangharaja of Bhikkhu Mahasabha Term of Office Headquarters
Sangha Bhikkhu Mahasabha

Sangharaja Jyotipala Mahathera [1]

-2003

Sanghas of Cambodia[edit]

The Supreme Sangha of Cambodia
Sangha Supreme Sangharaja of Cambodia Term of Office Headquarters
Supreme Sangha of Cambodia Surpeme Sangharaja Tep Vong 2006–present Phnom Penh
Cambodian Nikayas Cambodian Patriarchs Term of Office Headquarters
Maha Nikaya Patriarch Non Nget[2] 2006–present Phnom Penh
Dhammayuttika Nikaya Patriarch Bour Kry 1991–present Phnom Penh

Sangha of Laos[edit]

Lao United Buddhists Association [3]
Sangha of Laos Sangha President of Laos Term of Office Headquarters
Sangha of Laos

Sangha President Vichit Singalat [4]

Vientiane

Sanghas of Thailand[edit]

Supreme Sangha Council of Thailand
Sangha Supreme Sangharaja of Thailand Term of Office Headquarters
Supreme Sangha of Thailand seat currently vacant [5] 2014– Bangkok
Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara [6] 1989–2013
Vasana Nilprapha 1973–1988
Pun Sukcharoen 1972–1973
Chuan Sirisom 1965–1971
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsagatayana (Yoo) 1963–1966
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsagatayana (Plod Ketuthat) [7]
Somdet Phra Luang Vajirayanavangsa (Momrajavong Chuen Nobbavong) 1945–1958
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsagatayana (Phae) 1938–1944
Somdet Kromma Luang Jinavorn Sirivaddhana (Prince Bhujong Jombhunuj) 1921–1937
Somdet Phramahasamanachao Kromphraya Vajirananavarorasa (Prince Manusyanag Manob) 1910–1921
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsagatayana (Sa) 1893–1899
Somdet Krom Phraya Pavares Variyalongkorn (Prince Rurk) 1853–1892
Somdet Kromma Phra Paramanujit Jinoros (Prince Vasugri) 1851–1853
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsayana (Nag) 1843–1849
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsayana (Don) 1822–1842
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsayana (Suk) 1820–1822
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsayana (Mee) 1816–1819
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsayana (Suk) 1794–1816
Somdet Phra Ariyavangsayana (Sri) 1782–1794

Sangha of Vietnam[edit]

Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam
Sangha of Vietnam Sangharaja of Vietnam Term of Office Headquarters
Sangha of Vietnam

Sangharaja Thich Pho Tue [8]

2007–present

Hanoi

Unified Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam
Unified Sangha of Vietnam Unified Sangharaja of Vietnam Term of Office Headquarters
Sangha of Vietnam Sangharaja Thích Quảng Độ[9] 2008–present Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dinh
Sangharaja Thích Huyền Quang[10] 2003–2008
Sangharaja Thích Đôn Hậu 1979–1991
Sangharaja Thích Giác Nhiên 1973–1979
Sangharaja Thích Tịnh Khiết 1964–1973

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