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Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh passes away at 95

Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh passed away at Tu Hieu pagoda in his birthplace Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, early January 22 aged 95.

Paintings on sacred fig leaves now popular gifts

Colourful paintings depicting Buddhism and folk paintings on small sacred fig leaves are being bought as decorations.

Buddhism contributes to Vietnam's socio-economic development

Promoting patriotic traditions and positive human values, Vietnam Buddhism has made many contributions to society in different fields, said Nguyen Phuc Nguyen, head of the Department of Buddhist Affairs – Government Committee for Religious Affairs.

Photo contest depicts artistic angles in Buddhism

A photo contest that has kicked off in Hanoi, is seeking beautiful and artistic angles of Buddhism through the lens of domestic and foreign photographers.

Vietnam commemorates Lord Buddha’s 2564th birthday

Buddhist dignitaries and followers attended a ceremony held by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha at Quan Su pagoda in Hanoi on May 7 to celebrate Lord Buddha’s 2564th birth anniversary.

VESAK 2019: outstanding impression on religious life in Vietnam

Vesak is a cultural and religious festival to honor, praise and promote the moral values, the good and harmonious spirit of the Buddha.


Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi

Hanoi's Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. It is famous not only for its ancient beauty but also for its fresh and green space combined with its architecture, cultural history.

Buddhists celebrate Vu Lan Festival

The Vu Lan Festival opened on August 11 with thousands of Buddhists flocking to the Kim Son-Lac Hong Pagoda in the northern province of Hoa Binh to honour their parents and ancestors.

Buddhism shines light into HIV/AIDS darkness

 VietNamNet Bridge – When I arrived, Nguyen Van Kien (name changed) was lying on a bare, rickety bed made of thin wooden planks.

Buddhists from 100 countries to attend Vesak in Vietnam

The second time hosting the United Nations Day of Vesak, the Vietnam Buddhist Shangha is expected to welcome 10,000 people, including 1,500 delegates from 100 countries around the world.

Eight records on Buddhism announced

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Guinness Book Centre on May 16 announced eight Buddhist records on the occasion of Lord Buddha’s 2557th Birthday.

Photos exposing the truth of the 'lust' Buddha statue

VietNamNet Bridge – The Buddha statue that put many Vietnamese to the blush is derived from the Himalayas.

Buddhist cultural heritage of Vietnam on display

VietNamNet Bridge - Nearly 200 documents and artifacts are displayed in the Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Heritage exhibition at the National History Museum, No. 25 Tong Dan Street, Hanoi.

Traceability of “lust” Buddha statue

A Buddha statue was "stoned" on the Internet for its “lust” shape. However, according to researchers, the statue not only violates the “lust” rules, but also is invaluable if it is indeed an ancient statue of Vietnam.

Amazed with the beauty of the national treasures

With more than 200 documents and many precious objects, including national treasures, the display of Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Heritage, held at the National History Museum in Hanoi, has attracted special attention of the public.