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Religious activities allowed to resume as normal

Da Nang municipal authorities extend Vesak greetings to local VBS

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Gifts for OV Buddhists, poor Cambodians

A delegation from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) offered 500 gift packages worth 25,000 USD to Vietnamese Buddhists and impoverished Cambodians living in Phnom Penh on January 25 in honour of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Asia Society to highlight Myanmar Buddhist art

The Asia Society Museum in New York will display what they claim is the first exhibition in the West focusing on works of art from collections in Myanmar.

Taiwan Buddhist group sets up free college in Philippines

On Jan. 19, Master Hsing Yun (星雲), founder of Taiwan's Fo Guang Shan Monastery (佛光山), departed the Philippines for Taiwan Monday after a three-day visit mainly to inspect the progress of a tuition-free college that is being established by his Buddhist charity organization.

Yen Tu listed in UNESCO heritage nominations

The website of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has included Yen Tu relic site in Viet Nam’s northeastern province of Quang Ninh in the list of nominated heritages in the coming time.

Ho Chi Minh City: Taiwan Buddhist delegation visits Vietnam Buddhist Institute

A delegation from the International Buddhist Association of Taiwan led by Most Venerable Thích Liên Hải visited the Vietnam Buddhist Institute (VBI) on January 6 in Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC).

State President meets Cambodia’s Great Supreme Patriarchs

Vietnamese State President Trương Tấn Sang met with Great Supreme Patriarchs Tep Vong and Bour Kry on December 24th during his State visit to Cambodia.

Chinese Buddhist Association delegation meets Vietnam Buddhist Sangha leaders

A delegation from the Buddhist Association of China led by Most Venerable Thich Thuong Tang, Deputy Secretary of the Association, Abbot of Linh Quang pagoda in Beijing visited the central Office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hanoi on Dec. 19.

Government Religious Committee Chairman receives India Ambassador

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs cum Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Phạm Dũng received Indian Ambassador Extraordinary penitentiary Preeti Saran at his office on Dec. 19.

India Cultural Studies Center Director visits Vietnam Buddhist Institute

Director of India International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS), Prof. Dr. Suresh Chandra Soni paid a working visit to the Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh city on Dec. 13.

Haiphong Caritas presents wheelchairs to people with disabilities

Haiphong Caritas presented 125 wheelchairs for the disabled in the provinces of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong and Hai Phong Diocese on Dec 3 on occasion of Vietnam Disability Day.

Iran plans to connect Iraq's railway

The Islamic republic plans to connect its railroad network to Iraq in a bid to facilitate the movement of pilgrims, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, the spokesman for the Iranian administration, said on Dec. 10.

Vietnam sends congratulation message to Vatican’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs

On December 2, Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Foreign Affairs Department Phạm Bình Minh sent a congratulatory message to Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vatican.

First Vietnamese Theravada pagoda inaugurated in India

Dai Loc pagoda (the Sivali Vietnamese Theravada Trust), the first Theravada pagoda recognized by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in India, was inaugurated in Varanasi city, Uttar Pradesh State, on December 6.

Hanoi: Cross-cultural Christmas concert for charity

The second International Christmas Charity Concert was held on December 6 at Au Co Theatre in Hanoi.

Vietnamese Buddhists in Poland holds general conference

The Vietnamese Buddhism Lovers Association in Poland held its second congress on November 29 at Nhan Hao pagoda in Warszawa.

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