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Religious affairs committee in Gia Lai pays pre-Tet visit to Buddhist leader

Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

Lord Buddha’s birthday celebrated abroad

Vietnamese Buddhist monks, nuns and followers gathered at Phat Tich Pagoda in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on May 29 to mark the 2,562nd birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

Senior Venerable Thích Đức Thiện receives India’s noble award

Most Venerable Thích Đức Thiện, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, was awarded with Padma Shri – the fourth highest civilian award of India – at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 27.

VFF leader receives delegation of Seventh-day Adventist world church

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee (VFF) Ngô Sách Thực hosted on May 22 a reception for a visiting delegation from the Seventh-day Adventist world church led by Pastor President Ted Norman Clair Wilson.

Government religious committee leader receives delegation from Seventh-day Adventist world church

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on May 22 a reception for a visiting delegation from the Seventh-day Adventist world church led by Pastor President Ted Norman Clair Wilson.

Buddha bathing tradition of Vietnamese Buddhism in Korea

Vien Ngo Buddhist ashram from Vietnam Buddhist Sangha attended on May 13 a program introducing international Buddhist cultures as part of activities celebrating the Vesak Day 2018 in Seoul, Korea.

GCRA leader receives delegation from Da’wah and Community Development Commission of Indonesian Ulema Council

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Dương Ngọc Tấn hosted on May 10 a reception for a visiting delegation from the Da’wah and Community Development Commission of the Indonesian Ulema Council led by Chairman Kholil Nafis.

Vietnam affirms value of Buddhism on International Day of Vesak

Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, praised the values of Buddhism during an event to celebrate the International Day of Vesak held in New York on May 2.

Sri Lankan parliament speaker visits VBS headquarters in Hanoi

Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya led a delegation to visit the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on April 26 during his official visit to Vietnam from April 23-27.

Vietnamese Ambassador to US welcomes Mormon Church representatives

Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Phạm Quang Vinh has met with a high-level delegation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church), including Elders Gary Stevenson and Gerit Gong, in Washington DC, the US.

Overseas Vietnamese to celebrate Hùng Kings Festival

Various cultural activities will be held worldwide to celebrate the  Hùng Kings Memorial Day which falls on April 25.

Art performance raises funds for Vietnamese pagoda in Japan

The Vietnamese Buddhist Association (VBA) in Japan on April 15 organised an art performance to raise funds for Dai An pagoda in Saitama prefecture.

Iranian Parliament Speaker begins official visit

Speaker of the Parliament of Iran Ali Ardeshir Larijani arrived in Vietnam on April 15 for an official visit at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.

Buddhist church delegation to visit three Eastern European countries

A delegation the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) is on a visit to Hungary from April 15-17 at the invitation from Dharma Gate Buddhist Church in Hungry.

Lao traditional New Year celebrated in Hanoi

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh wished the Party, State and people of Laos happiness and a successful New Year when attending a ceremony to welcome their traditional Bun Pi May festival held by the Lao Embassy in Hanoi April 12.

HCM City marks traditional New Year festival of neighbouring countries

A ceremony was held at Pho Minh Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, on April 11 to celebrate the traditional New Year festival of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

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