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On the afternoon of September 15, 2021 (August 9/Tan Suu), the Standing Board of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held an online conference to deploy a number of important Buddhist missions. important in the last months of 2021.

The conference was chaired by: HT. Thich Thien Nhon – Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, and two Standing Vice Chairman of the Buddhist Council: HT.Thich Thien Phap, HT. Like Thanh Nhieu. Attending the conference were the Venerables of the Secretariat and leaders of the two Central Offices of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.

At the conference, Venerable Thich Duc Thien – Vice President, General Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on behalf of the Secretariat approved the work program.

In the opening speech, Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon emphasized, based on the Charter and program of Buddhist activities for the VIII term (2017 – 2022) of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the Standing Committee of the Buddhist Council on July 30, 2021, in front of the situation. The epidemic situation is still very complicated. The Most Venerable Chairman suggested that the Standing Committee and the Secretariat focus on two key Buddhist tasks in the coming time: the organization of the district-level Buddhist congress as well as towards the organization Buddhist Delegate Congress at provincial and city levels and the Great Program to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. The Venerable Master also paid special attention to reminding him of the work of joining hands with the Party, State and Government in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, continuing to support and support in all aspects for the affected areas. serious epidemics such as TP. Ho Chi Minh City and provinces in the East and Southwest.

Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon delivered a speech.

Next, TT. Thich Duc Thien presented a brief report on the outstanding achievements of the Buddha in recent years of the Church. Accordingly, in recent months, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has promptly issued circulars guiding monasteries to organize the Vu Lan PL festival. 2565 and the white papers call on monks, nuns, and Buddhists nationwide to join hands with the State and Government to fight the epidemic. In which, the Great Festival of Vu Lan PL. 2565 stands out with the program “Vu Lan 3 regions” which has spread widely about the noble human values ​​of Vietnamese Buddhism. In the work of disease prevention and control, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has been making donations to the program “Million bags of well-being” launched by the Central Youth Union.

During the 4 months of the 4th COVID-19 outbreak, from the end of April to the end of August, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha donated 2 billion VND to the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Fund of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party. Vietnam Fatherland Battle; 3.5 billion VND for the Government’s vaccine fund; VND 135 billion for the Vaccine Fund and the Fatherland Front of provinces and cities. In addition, the Buddhist Church also supports many medical equipment such as ambulances, ventilators, oxygen generators, protective clothing, masks, food, more than 5 million meals for people in need in need. epidemic areas, frontline doctors. Total estimated value is 382.5 billion VND.

In addition to material support, up to now, the Church has received 1,250 monks and nuns’ volunteer applications to join the front line against the epidemic, of which 150 have participated at field hospitals 10 and 13 in Ho Chi Minh City. .HCM and in Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Long An. There are 5 pagodas and worship facilities in Bac Giang, Nghe An and Binh Duong that are requisitioned as places to isolate and care for patients with COVID-19.

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has also called on monks, nuns, Buddhists, pagodas and monasteries to donate and support the program with the message: “Computer for children, incubating wisdom”.

Buddhist ritual programs are also successfully held online. Especially, the online courses and retreats organized by the Department of Legal Affairs have spread widely and have been responded by many followers.

On behalf of the Secretariat, Venerable Thich Duc Thien also presented a number of solutions and directions for the implementation of two key Buddhist activities, namely the organization of the Congress of Deputies at all levels and the organization of the 40th Anniversary. year of establishment of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.

The conference also received comments from participants to promote the sense of responsibility, solidarity, harmony, discipline, focus on research, discussion, and opinions to contribute to the effective implementation of the project. results of the Buddha’s focus in the coming time.

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The Vietnamese Buddhist Church donates more than 300 billion VND to fight the epidemic

The Most Venerable Chairman of the Executive Council gave a summary speech on the organization of the Buddhist congress at the district and town levels and the organization of the 40th Anniversary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha according to the actual situation of the epidemic. Currently, the Secretariat is assigned to summarize the opinions of the Venerables at the Conference and the final statement of the Most Venerable Master. The President has sent an Official Letter to the BTS in provinces and cities to guide the implementation in accordance with the actual situation. of the epidemic is evolving locally.

Regarding the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Most Venerable President requested to continue to join hands with the State and Government in mobilizing and donating safety bags, buying medical equipment to support hospitals. COVID-19 treatment, continue to promote the model of loving kitchens. At the same time, implement and support the program with the message: “Computer for children, incubating wisdom”.

This occasion. Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon also agreed to award certificates of merit from the Church to groups and individuals with good achievements in disease prevention and control. Especially the monks and nuns volunteered to participate in the frontline against the COVID-19 epidemic.

Finally, the Most Venerable Chairman also prayed for the pandemic to end soon so that people’s lives could be restored to peace.

The conference closed in a spirit of solidarity, harmony and high consensus.

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