Viet Nam

  • Buddha Relics from Thailand Find New Home in Melbourne

    Buddha Relics from Thailand Find New Home in Melbourne
    On Sunday 4 January, Quang Minh (Bright Light) Temple (QMT), located in Braybrook, Victoria, held a special ceremony to receive the Buddha relics donated to them by Wat Monglkodhammakayaram in Thailand.

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  • The Origins of Vu Lan festival

    The Origins of Vu Lan festival
    On Vu Lan day, Buddhists honor their living parents and elders; they also pray for their deceased parents and ancestors. It is generally believed that one who performs a good deed accumulates spiritual merit. In addition, it is considered virtuous when...

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  • Message of The Supreme Patriarch of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha

    Message of The Supreme Patriarch of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha
    Dear Dharma brothers, Sangha members and lay devotees, Today in a cordial atmosphere, we are Buddhists who represent all Buddhist schools from all over the world, being here in order to celebrate the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 (BE. 2558)...

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  • A journey back to Truc Lam Buddhism

    A journey back to Truc Lam Buddhism
    Tens of thousands of pilgrims visit Yen Tu Festival on the 10th day of the first lunar month every year. They believe that even after 100 years of virtuous religious life, they cannot be called true religious people if they do not come to Yen Tu.

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  • Hue Buddhists hold annual ceremony

    Hue Buddhists hold annual ceremony
    Thousands of people gathered yesterday at Huong Van Zen Monastery in central Thua Thien - Hue Province to pray to King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) for peace and prosperity.

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  • One Pillar Pagoda: the soul of Vietnamese capital

    One Pillar Pagoda: the soul of Vietnamese capital
    Buddhist monks, Ha Noi officials and experts are trying to figure out the best way to preserve one of the most beloved cultural heritage sites of the Vietnamese people.

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  • Buddhism in Vietnam (2) - Mai Tho Truyen

    Buddhism in Vietnam (2) - Mai Tho Truyen
    Vietnamese Buddhism is indebted to the former for many favours and an unreserved support and also for two treatises, one on meditation and the other on the Doctrine in general, both of which are of a high religious and literary standard.

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  • Theravada Buddhism in Vietnam

    Theravada Buddhism in Vietnam
    Buddhism came to Vietnam in the first century CE. By the end of the second century, Vietnam developed a major Buddhist centre in the region, commonly known as the Luy-Lâu centre, now in the Bắc Ninh province, north of the present Hanoi city.

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  • Introduction to Buddhism in Viet Nam and Vietnamese Zen

    Introduction to Buddhism in Viet Nam and Vietnamese Zen
    When Buddhism spreads to Vietnam, the Dharma, adapting to the times and the capacities of the people, consists of two traditions, the Northern and the Southern. The Southern tradition (Theravada) emphasizes everyday practical realities and swift self-emancipation, leading to the fruits of the Arahats or Pratyeka Buddhas...

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  • A brief history of Vietnamese Buddhism

    A brief history of Vietnamese Buddhism
    Vietnamese Buddhism has a long history of more than 2000 years. Its origin dates back to the 3rd century B.C., when numerous Buddhist missions were sent abroad by Emperor Asoka to disseminate Lord Buddha’s Teachings in such distant countries beyond the borders of India as those in Africa, West and Central Asia as well as South East Asia...

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  • Buddhist Contributions to Good Governance and Development

    Buddhist Contributions to Good Governance and Development
    Under the name Lý hoặc luận (Righting the wrong) states clearly what role Buddhism can play in any society, especially the society of Vietnam of Mâu Tử’ s time: “The Buddhist way, when applied to the family is for: serving the parents; when applied to the nation is for : helping the people; when applied to one’s own life is for: perfection of oneself”

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  • Buddhism in Vietnam (1) - Mai Tho Truyen

    Buddhism in Vietnam (1) - Mai Tho Truyen
    In what way did the Doctrine of Buddha come to Viet-Nam? How was it spread? What influence has it had on the life and thought of the people; on literature and arts? What is the Vietnamese conception of Buddhism and how is it put into practice? And what is the present situation? These are the questions we shall try to answer to.

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