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30th anniversary of Sub-Institute for Buddhist Studies in Hanoi and Buddhist Studies Magazine to be held in Hanoi

Thang Long Imperial Citadel marks 10th anniversary of UNESCO recognition

Training conference for ethnic, religious youth held in Binh Duong

Ca Temple festival opens in Ha Tinh

Work starts on Vietnam - Cambodia Friendship Monument in Tboung Khmum province

Vietnamese expatriates in Laos observe Vu Lan festival

Vientiane (VNA) – Overseas Vietnamese in Laos held a Vu Lan festival in the central province of Savannakhet on September 2 to express their deep gratitude towards parents.

Overseas Vietnamese in Thailand observe Vu Lan festival

Vietnamese Buddhist followers in Thailand held the Vu Lan (Ullambana) festival to pray for prosperity and to commemorate fallen heroes at Canh Phuoc (Wat Samananamborihan) pagoda in Bangkok on August 27.

Hajj 2017: An in-depth look at the sacred journey

Al Jazeera examines the religious excursion for nearly two million Muslims and where many pilgrims are coming from.

Vu Lan festival celebrated in Czech Republic

Vu Lan Mother’s Day, one of the biggest Bhuddist events in Vietnam, was celebrated in Prague on August 27. 

Laos Front for National Construction pays official visit to Vietnam

A high-ranking delegation of the Laos Front for National Construction led by Vice President Chanthavong Sene Amatmontry began its working visit to Vietnam on August 22. 

GCRA leader extends congratulation to Buddhist Association in Czech Republic

Chief Executive Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà sent on August 17 a letter of congratulations to Vietnamese Buddhists in the Czech Republic, on occasion of the 10th founding anniversary of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in the country. 

Vietnamese pagoda’s charity meal for poor patients in Vientiane

A charity programme “Vietnam – Laos hearty meal” for poor patients took place in Laos’ Medical Hospital 103, Vientiane on August 14, as part of activities celebrating the Year of Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship. 

Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Quan Su pagoda

On August 1, Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake led a delegation to visit Quan Su pagoda – headquarters of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on occasion of his official visit to Vietnam.

Cambodia’s Minister of Cults and Religion Him Chhem visits Long An

Cambodia’s Minister of Cults and Religion Him Chhem visited Vietnam’s Long An province on July 18, during which he affirmed that no enemies can make corrupt use of religion to undermine the solidarity between Cambodian and Vietnam people.

Photo exhibition on Buddhist heritage opens in Hanoi

A photo exhibition entitled ‘Buddhist ruins and heritage’ opened in Hanoi on July 17, which was organised by the Indian Cultural Centre under the Embassy of India in Vietnam.

Vietnam, Cambodia border localities share experience in religious affairs

NDO – A conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 17 to exchange experiences on religious affairs between Vietnamese and Cambodian localities located on the shared border line.

HCM City hosts int’l workshop on Buddhism

An international ​conference on “The ASEAN Region and South Asia: A Melting Pot of Culture and Buddhism in Southeast Asia” was held in HCM City on July 9-11, attracting Buddhist followers and scholars from 44 countries and territories worldwide.

U.S. Embassy’s Political Officer pays farewell visit to VBS’s Executive Council

On June 27, Most Venerable Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council Thích Gia Quang hosted a reception for visiting Political Officer of the United States Embassy in Hanoi David Muehke at the end of his working tenure in Vietnam.

Singapore’s PAP Chairman visits Quan Su pagoda

On June 27, Chairman of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of Singapore Khaw Boon Wan led a delegation to visit Quan Su pagoda – headquarters of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on occasion of his official visit to Vietnam.

Catholic vocational training school receives Rector of Thailand International Catholic University

A delegation of the International Catholic University (ICU) in Thailand and the Dominican Sisters International visited Hoa Binh vocational training school in Dong Nai province on May 25. 

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