The Buddhist Sangha of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang held its eighth Congress for the 2012-2017 tenure on March 5-6.
The Huong (Perfume) pagoda in Hanoi’s suburban district of My Duc opened on the sixth day of the Lunar New Year (January 28), attracting tens of thousands of people from across the country.
Hanoi has the largest number of Buddhist pagodas and temples in Vietnam.
A fine art exhibition on Buddhist Culture has opened in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the 2,554th anniversary of Buddha’s birth (in the Buddhist Calendar).
A Buddhist Culture Week began on May 16 at the Lieu Quan Buddhism Culture Centre in the central city of Hue to celebrate the 2,554th birthday of Buddha and the 1,000th birthday of Hanoi capital city.
Construction of the Lien Hoa tower, believed to be the largest in Vietnam, at a cost of VND12 billion has started at a pagoda in My Tho City in the southern province of Tien Giang.