An international conference on “The ASEAN Region and South Asia: A Melting Pot of Culture and Buddhism in Southeast Asia” is underway in HCM City until July 11, attracting Buddhist followers and scholars from 44 countries and territories worldwide.
The seventh congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapter in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue took place in Hue city on March 15-16 with 1,200 delegates and dignitaries participating.
The Vietnam Buddhism Association in Poland has hosted a requiem for the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to defend the homeland’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and seas and islands.
Buddhist monks, nuns, followers and Vietnamese expats in Germany gathered at a ceremony at Tu An pagoda in Berlin on March 12 to commemorate martyrs who died to protect Vietnam’s borders and islands.
Authorities of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum has given nod to the establishment of six parishes at the request of provincial Diocese’s Bishop.
Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man has extended his best wishes to Buddhist dignitaries and followers in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of Buddha’s 2560th birthday.
A delegation of leaders from HCM City led by Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang on April 29 offered incense at the City Martyrs Cemetery and Lac Canh Cemetery.
A national seminar to disseminate Buddhism, which drew the participation of more than 1,200 Buddhist dignitaries and 20,000 followers, concluded in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on December 8.
(VOV) - A poignant memorial service took place on July 29 to remember 504 civilians, many of whom were women and children that were killed in the 1968 massacre at Son My in central Quang Ngai province.
(VOV) - The northern province of Nam Dinh on August 31 inaugurated a bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, the largest of its kind in South East Asia.
(VOV) - A memorial service to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for Vietnam’s independence was held at Khuong Viet Pagoda on the outskirts of Paris on April 5.
(VOV) - Despite living far from home, Vietnamese nationals residing in France go to a pagoda on the outskirts of Paris on New Year’s Day to pray for good luck, happiness and prosperity.
(VOV) - At least seven passengers were killed and 25 others were injured after a coach en route from Haiphong to Lao Cai plunged into a canyon on October 25.
The Hanoi chapter of the Vietnam Buddhist Shangha donated VND16.3 billion to poor ethnic people, Agent Orange, flood victims, the elderly and orphans in 2010.