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Dissemination of state law on national defense & security for religious deacons in Quang Binh

Church complex on Thủ Thiêm peninsula to be preserved as national relic

Roundtable discussion on religion & environment held in HCMC

Religious committee in Gia Lai meets with local delegates of Vietnam Christian Fellowship Church

Vietnam pagoda project launched in Korea

RELIGIOUS LIFE AND STYLE
Buddhist monk in Long An honored for his great contributions to rural bridge building

Senior Venerable Thích Lệ Tấn, the abbot of Giac Hoa pagoda located in Long An province’s Tan Thanh district, is well-known for his great contributions to the construction of 16 bridges for disadvantaged communes in the province.

Sixty-ton Maitreya Buddha statue installed in Lam Son Pagoda

Lam Son Pagoda located in Nghe An province - the largest wooden Buddhist temple complex in Vietnam North Central has possessed a 60-ton statue of Buddha Maitreya tons made from a precious corundum sapphire stone block

Eucharistic adoration held in Gia Hung parish

Gia Hung parish under Vinh diocese held on August 25-26 a Eucharistic adoration mass at the parish’s church located in Quang Binh province’s Bo Trach district.

Art program marks Vu Lan festival

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a program with the theme “Proud of Nation and Vietnam mothers” on August 17 at Au Co Theater ahead of the Buddhist Parents Day 2018 (B.E. 2562).

VBS in Quang Nam organizes program “Filial piety and Nation”

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Quang Nam province held a program with the theme “Filial piety and Nation” on August 12 ahead of the Buddhist Parents Day Festival 2018 (B.E. 2562).

Buddhist summer course in BA Ria - Vung Tau holds Buddhist contest

The final round of a Buddhist contest as part of the annual Buddhist Summer Course 2018 was held on August 9 in Dai Tong Lam Pagoda located in the provincial city of Phu My in Ba Ria Vung Tau province.

Association for solidarity of patriotic monks in Soc Trang reviews six-month activities

The association for solidarity of patriotic monks in Soc Trang province held on August 3 a meeting to review its performance in the first six months 2018 and outline the working plans for the second half of the year.

Pilgrimage of Legio Mariae congregation to pastoral centre in Tien Giang

The Legio Mariae congregation under My Tho Diocese pilgrimaged for a holy mass at the diocese’s pastoral centre in Tien Giang province’ My Tho city on August 3.

Pagoda worshipping 1,000 martyrs in Quang Nam

Ha Tan pagoda located on an islet at the T-junction of two rivers of Ha Tan village in Quang Nam province’s Dai Loc district is known as the worshipping place for 1,000 martyrs of Thuong Duc battle in 1974.

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.

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