WASHINGTON: For the first time in US history, the White House celebrated Vesak, the holiday that commemorates the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and death.
Under the guidance of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh, the monks of Ba Vang Pagoda took part in blood donation activities so as to help reduce blood supply shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic. This action is very meaningful, as it benefits both the donors and the community.
Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh, the monks and lay Buddhists of the Pagoda also completed numerous activities to help the community and propagate Buddhism to everyone. Now that the New Year is approaching, it is a good time to take a look at what Thay and other Buddha’s disciples at Ba Vang Pagoda completed in 2020.
Walking meditation in heavy rain: Touching images of Monks of Ba Vang Pagoda praying for the end of COVID-19
After visiting Ba Vang Pagoda and listening to the Dharma Talk by Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh for the first time, "Nghị Lực Sống (Resolution to live) - the Center of Enhancing the ability of the disabled", came back here on the regular retreat (the 14th day of the 11th lunar month).
It’s been about one year since we had the very first international programme. People from 11 countries worldwide had happy moments in the 2-day Meditation Experience Programme.
About 24% of the earth’s landmass is mountainous. There are many famous mountains in the world: Mount Everest in the Himalayas, Mount Fuji in Japan, or Mount Taishan in China.
Ba Vang Pagoda is not only a sacred, magnificent and large construction but also a Buddhism center with strict practice complying with stringent regulations.