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RELIGIOUS LIFE AND STYLE
Fifth Truc Lam Camping to be held in Nghe An

Following successes in previous four years, the fifth Truc Lam Camping will be held in Yen Thanh Truc Lam Zen Monastery located in Nghe An province from the 3rd to 5th of August.

VBS in Thai Binh holds requiem for heroic martyrs

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s executive committee in Thai Binh province held on July 26 a solemn requiem to pay tribute to heroic martyrs  on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

VBS holds requiem for heroic martyrs in Ho Chi Minh

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s executive council in collaboration with Vinh Nghiem pagoda in Ho Chi Minh city held on July 25 a requiem for heroic martyrs on occasion of the War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day.

Pagodas in Soc Trang open Khmer language classes for children

During the summer 2018, over 80 out of 92 Khmer pagodas in Soc Trang province opened free classes of Khmer language for local pupils.

“Going to field” ritual of Pu Peo ethnic people in Ha Giang

The “Going to the field” ritual and forest god worshiping ceremony of Pu Peo people in Pho La commune formally received the recognition as a national intangible cultural heritage at a ceremony held on July 18 in Ha Giang province’s Dong Van district.

Some violations in restoration of ancient Quan Am pagoda in Quang Binh

Quan Am pagoda, located in Duc Trach commune, Quang Binh province’s Bo Trach district, was completed in 1843 with many valuable statues. The pagoda was seriously damaged during the wars and later rebuilt by local people in 1991 and upgraded in 2003.

VBS chapter in Ninh Thuan reviews six-month activities

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Ninh Thuan province held on July 11 a meeting to review its Buddhist affairs in the first half of 2018 and set working plans for the last six months of the year.

Buddhist requiem for war victims in Quang Binh

A Buddhist requiem for victims of the Cho Go village massacre was held on July 10 in Quang Binh province.

Three famous pagodas in Dong Nai

Amongst more than 20 classified cultural and historical relics in Dong Nai province’s Bien Hoa city, Ong, Dai Giac and Long Thien temples are quite well-known and have become tourist spots of the city.

Nearly 1,000 adolescents in Da Nang attend Buddhist summer course

As many as about 1,000 children and youth in Da Nang city attended a Buddhist summer course held by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s executive board in the city’s Lien Chieu district on July 8.

Rain praying ceremony of Cor ethnic group in Quang Nam

Every year in the sixth lunar month, Cor people in Quang Nam province’s Bac Tra My district attend a rain praying ceremony, a traditional event close to their life when droughts occur.

Founding anniversary of Hoa Hao Buddhism held in Kien Giang

The representative committee of Hoa Hao Buddhism in Kien Giang province held on July 1 a solemn ceremony to mark the 79th anniversary of Hoa Hao Buddhism (the 18th day of the fifth lunar month).

Dong Thuan vocational training center of Don Bosco congregation in Vinh Long

The establishment of Dong Thuan vocational training Center under the Congregation of Salesians of Don Bosco was approved by Vinh Long provincial authorities in 2004. 

Chapter of Pure-land Buddhist Association in Kien Giang convenes general meeting

Hung Tuyen Tu chapter under the Pure-land Buddhist Association in Kien Giang province’s Go Quao district. successfully held its general meeting on June 1

Tribute offered to Bodhisattva Thích Quảng Đức in HCM City

Current and former HCM City leaders and more than 2,000 Buddhist believers, monks and nuns on Sunday participated in a commemoration service for Bodhisattva Thích Quảng Đức, who set himself on fire 55 years ago to protest the repression of Buddhists by the US-backed Sài Gòn administration.

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