The Happiness visible in this Present Life
01/01/2022 19:59 (GMT+7)
As the king of the Dhamma, the Buddha takes up the task of promoting the true good, welfare, and happiness of the world. He does so by teaching the people of the world how to live in accordance with the Dhamma and behave in such a way that they can attain realization of the same liberating, Dhamma that he realized through his enlightenment. The Pāli commentaries demonstrate the broad scope of the Dhamma by distinguishing three types of benefit that the Buddha’s teaching is intended to promote, graded hierarchically according to their relative merit: Welfare and happiness directly visible in this present life (diṭṭha-dhamma-hitasukha), attained by fulfilling one’s moral commitments and social responsibilities; Welfare and happiness pertaining to the next life (samparāyika-hitasukha), attained by engaging in meritorious deeds; .  The ultimate good or supreme goal (paramattha), Nibbāna, final release from the cycle of rebirths, attained by developing the Noble Eightfold Path.
The First Discourse
01/01/2022 18:33 (GMT+7)
 ‘This noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering has been developed’: thus, monks, in regard to things unheard before, there arose in me vision, knowledge, wisdom, penetration, and light.   

A World in Turmoil
01/01/2022 16:20 (GMT+7)
Agitation and turmoil afflict human life not only at the personal and private level, but also in our social interactions. From the most ancient times, our world has always been one of violent confrontations and conflict. The names, places, and instruments of destruction may change, but the forces behind them, the motivations, the expressions of greed and hate, remain fairly constant. The Nikāyas testify that the Buddha was intensely aware of this dimension of the human condition. Although his teaching, with its stress on ethical self-discipline and mental self-cultivation, aims primarily at personal enlightenment and liberation, the Buddha also sought to offer people a refuge from the violence and injustice that rack human lives in such cruel ways. This is apparent in his emphasis on loving-kindness and compassion; on harmlessness in action and gentleness in speech; and on the peaceful resolution of disputes.
The Tribulation of Unrelective Living
01/01/2022 15:50 (GMT+7)
We can see from these texts that the Buddha does not clamor for changes merely in the outer structures of society. He demonstrates that these dark phenomena are external projections of the unwholesome proclivities of the human mind and thus points to the need for inner change as a parallel condition for establishing peace and social justice

What is the origin of life
29/12/2021 22:13 (GMT+7)
"Inconceivable is the beginning,  disciples, of this faring on. The earliest point is not revealed of the running on, the faring on, of beings, cloaked in ignorance, tied by cravingSAṀYUTTA NIKĀYA
Wisdom in Buddhism
28/12/2021 15:24 (GMT+7)
Prajñā or paññā in Buddhism is wisdom, understanding, discernment, insight, or cognitive acuity. It is one of three divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path. Such wisdom is understood to exist in the universal flux of being and can be intuitively experienced through meditation. In some sects of Buddhism, it is especially the wisdom that is based on the direct realization of such things as the four noble truths, impermanence, interdependent origination, non-self and emptiness. Prajñā is the wisdom that is able to extinguish afflictions and bring about enlightenmen

Being a Buddhist
28/12/2021 10:28 (GMT+7)
It is really important to start the day by remembering compassion. It doesn’t have to take long, but just for a moment be aware of how many beings there are and really wish that everybody becomes free from suffering. It makes a big difference if you wish that whatever you do will benefit them somehow.Hannah Nydahl, interview in Buddhism Today

Filling the Emptiness with Love at the Duc Son Orphanage
24/11/2017 17:28 (GMT+7)
The open fields of Thuy Bang village offer a refreshing change from the busy traffic and the crowds of tourists one can find just 7 kilometres north of the village in the city of Hue in Central Vietnam. Up a little side road lined with huge shady trees you can find the Duc Son Pagoda. Inside the compound stands a sprawling Bodhi tree, which provides shade and a cool place for a break in the summer heat. It was at the foot of this tree that head nun Thich Nu Minh Tu found baby Tranh, wrapped in a blanket, cold and hungry. Barely two weeks old, the chances of baby Tranh surviving were low. But Thich Nu Minh Tu did not give up. Today, the sight of Thanh sleeping soundly in her crib warms the heart. Nursed by the nuns’ tender care and love, Thanh is now a healthy 3 month old baby.
Celebrating Buddha's birthday in Vietnam
20/05/2016 16:52 (GMT+7)
HA NOI (VNS)— The Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a grand ceremony at the Ha Noi-based Quan Su Pagoda yesterday to celebrate Lord Buddha's 2557th birthday.

Hue Buddhists hold annual ceremony
10/02/2014 18:02 (GMT+7)
Feb 08 -- THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS)  — Thousands of people gathered yesterday at Huong Van Zen Monastery in central Thua Thien - Hue Province to pray to King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) for peace and prosperity.
Huong Pagoda Festival officially opens
10/02/2014 17:58 (GMT+7)
The Huong Pagoda Festival officially opened in Hanoi’s My Duc district on February 5 or the sixth day of the lunar New Year, with the attendance of about 50,000 pilgrims. 

Yen Tu historical site to become Buddhist centre
05/12/2013 15:46 (GMT+7)
December 04-- Measures to turn the sacred Buddhist historical site of Yen Tu in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh into a centre of Buddhism – Truc Lam sect were proposed at a seminar on December 2.
Buddhists from 100 countries to attend Vesak in Vietnam
28/11/2013 22:56 (GMT+7)
Nov 26 -- VietNamNet Bridge - The second time hosting the United Nations Day of Vesak, the Vietnam Buddhist Shangha is expected to welcome 10,000 people, including 1,500 leaders of Buddhist shanghas, Buddhist sects, Buddhist scholars and Buddhist followers from 100 countries around the world.

Viet Nam to host Buddhist Vesak
28/11/2013 22:52 (GMT+7)
November 25-- HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam will host the 2014 United Nations Day of Vesak (Buddha's Birthday, Enlightenment and Passing Away) and an international Buddhism conference at Bai Dinh Temple in the northern province of Ninh Binh from 7-11 May 2014.
Oakland debuts “Champions of Humanity” statue, featuring Thich Nhat Hanh
23/05/2013 21:12 (GMT+7)
Next week, the city of Oakland, California, will officially dedicate a massive bronze statue called “Remember Them: Champions for Humanity.” Created by sculptor Mario Chiodo, it features 25 humanitarians from around the world; along with Thich Nhat Hanh, other honorees include Abraham Lincoln, Harvey Milk, Maya Angelou, and Mahatma Gandhi.

For The Aged and The Sick
07/05/2013 19:27 (GMT+7)
Today, my talk is especially addressed to the sick and old persons. The reason for this talk is that there was a Buddhist layperson who came and asked if I could give a small Dharma talk to his parents who were old and dying – and because he wanted his parents to be alert, clear-minded when the time came. I sympathized with him and also in order to help the sick, old persons during this critical time, we are giving you today’s talk.
Pagoda bonded to poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu
26/03/2013 23:37 (GMT+7)
Hanoi, March 26 (VNA) –  Located in My Loc commune, southern Long An province, the 200 year-old Ton Thanh Pagoda is specially bonded to Nguyen Dinh Chieu, a great poet and patriotic scholar as he lived and created the most celebrated works in Vietnamese literature there.

Misty Yen Tu is magical experience
01/03/2013 10:49 (GMT+7)
VIETNAM - Yen Tu Mountain’s beauty is in the harmony between imposing mounts and ancient pagodas and temples lurking under pine forests and bamboo clusters, making tourists relax after trekking sloping roads.  
Celebrating Buddhist culture
26/02/2013 21:45 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – Much of Viet Nam’s most famous, traditional and valued cultural heritage has been provided or inspired by Buddhism, a religion which has for centuries been deeply embedded in the national psyche. An extensive exhibition at the National Museum of History in Ha Noi is currently presenting and celebrating many varied examples of Buddhist culture which offer a reflection of the county’s development for over a thousand years

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