Following the Dhutaṅga (Buddhist ascetic practices) of the World Honored One and the will of Thay, Monks and nuns of Ba Vang Pagoda enter the woods and take up Dhutanga ascetic practices such as dwelling beneath the trees, wearing ragged robes, and eating only once per day to lessen their attachments to the world.
"...When people praise us, we should reflect on ourselves to avoid hubris, which could cause our failure. When people criticize us, we should also reflect on ourselves to draw lessons and gain experience from it. Then, we will strengthen our inner power and live more resiliently..." ー Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh
"...We should cultivate good virtues and habits, such as studying and practicing the Buddha's Dharma; cultivating the three virtues of respect, obedience, and gratitude; giving, making offerings, and doing good deeds; being resigned. All of these qualities will never be lost"
“Life is like the ocean. Each of us is on our own boat in this vast ocean of life and we need to steer it towards the destination we set. The goal of normal people is to achieve success, get wealth, and fulfill worldly desires, whereas the goal of monastics and Buddhists is to reach enlightenment and liberation”. — Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh
Learn how to train mindfulness and concentration for better peace of mind and a healthier body. Meditating is a perfect way to relax, examine and observe your feelings and thoughts to eliminate the defilements in your mind. According to Buddhist scriptures, it is the only path that leads to ultimate awakening - Nirvana.
Besides providing sublime teachings and renunciation, Buddhism is also a broad discipline, which covers all the essential aspects of life such as physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. Here you can learn to apply Buddhism in your daily life to better improve different angles of life.
August 11, 2021
Here you can view the latest news and updates from Ba Vang Pagoda and Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh as he walks on the path of Bodhicitta and propagating Buddhism throughout the world.
December 1, 2019