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Going digital: Vietnamese pagodas receive offerings via e-wallet on trial basis

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) has let people make their offerings via Momo e-wallet at several pagodas as a safe and appropriate method given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Religious organizations in Dong Nai proactively join hands in Covid-19 prevention

Dong Nai provincial Committee for Religious Affairs has issued a dispatch requesting a close collaboration of religious organizations in the province in the implementation of anti - Covid-19 epidemic measures.

Vietnam’s Lunar New Year customs

Tet, the lunar New Year festival, is the most important festival in Vietnam. On this occasion, people practice traditional customs to wish for a new lunar year full of peace, luck, wealth, and prosperity. No matter where they reside, family members do their best to reunite for the holiday and visit their relatives and friends. 

VBS in Ha Trung district brings supports to poor locals and Agent Orange victims ahead of Tet

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Board in Thanh Hoa province’s Ha Trung district organized on February 02 a ceremony for bringing supports to disadvantaged people and Agent Orange victims in the locality, ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet) 2021.

Kitchen Gods ceremony a tradition of Tet

The Vietnamese traditional New Year (Tet) festival actually begins on the 23rd of the last month of the lunar year, which falls on February 4 this year, with the “Ong Cong - Ong Tao” (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods) ritual.

Lunar New Year’s royal ceremony reenacted in Hue citadel

The Hue Monuments Conservation Center re-enacted on February 2 the first New Year ceremony under the Nguyen Dynasty at the Hue Imperial Citadel in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s Hue City. 

Catholic priest in Dong Nai and ten years saving babies

Priest Joseph Nguyễn Văn Tịch in Xuan Loc Diocese in the southern province of Dong Nai has been well-known for caring born and unborn babies.

Binh Phuoc now boasts tallest sitting Buddha statue in Southeast Asia

After four years of construction, a 73-m-high sitting Buddha statue - the tallest of its kind in Southeast Asia - has been inaugurated at the Phat Quoc Van Thanh Pagoda in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.

New Buddhist monastery in Tien Giang inaugurated
Ngoc Luat monastery in Tien Giang province’s My Tho city was inaugurated at a solemn ceremony held on January 26.
Buddhist monks in Tra Vinh receive graduation certificates of Pali language courses 2020

The solidarity association of patriotic monks in the southern province of Tra Vinh held on January 24 the graduation ceremony of elementary and intermediate Khmer Pali courses 2020 for graduating monks in the province.

VBS in Tien Giang reviews Buddhist affairs 2020

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Chapter in the southern province of Tien Giang held on January 24 a conference for reviewing Buddhist affairs 2020 and mapping out plans of activities for 2021.

Five Buddhist monks to guide Buddhist practices and rites in Truong Sa islands

Khanh Hoa provincial Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee handed over the appointment decisions to five Buddhist monks sent to serve in five pagodas in Truong Sa (Spratly) islands at a ceremony held on January 19. 

Dia Muong pagoda – a place to keep unique Khmer culture

Located in Vinh Loc village, Vinh Phu Dong commune of Bac Lieu province’s Phuoc Long district, Dia Muong pagoda (Sê-Rây Vong-Sa Chey-Ya-Ram) is well known for its unique cultural features of Khmer people.

Buddhists in My Tho contributes nearly 12 billion VND to social charities

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Board in Tien Giang province’s My Tho city has held a meeting for reviewing its Buddhist affairs 2020.

Thousands of catfish in Truc Lam Zen monastery in An Giang

Thousands of catfish are kept in Nui Sap lake of the Truc Lam Zen monastery in An Giang province.

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