On the morning of October 2, the Elder Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang, First Deputy Dharma Master, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City issued the document 305/BTS-VP of the Standing Committee of the Executive Board on religious activities in new normal.
Most Venerable Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang, First Deputy Dharma Master, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha of Ho Chi Minh City, issued the document 305/BTS-VP of the Standing Board of BTS to the specialized committee of the Buddhist Sangha, the Executive Board of the 24 districts of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, district; The deities abdicate the monasteries.
Accordingly, currently, the whole city is implementing Directive 18/CT-UBND dated September 30, 2021 of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on continuing to control and adjust measures to prevent and control the Covid epidemic. -19 and gradually recovering and developing socio-economic in the city; in which, in Section 5.1 – Appendix 1, there are mentioned activities of religious, belief and worship establishments with a maximum of 10 people; In case at least 90% of participants have received the full dose of vaccine or recovered from Covid-19 disease, a maximum of 60 people can be gathered.
The Standing Committee of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City has the following instructions:
For committees and monasteries, it is necessary to minimize the organization of conferences, seminars, seminars, and face-to-face events that are not really necessary.
Boards whose professional work is teaching, gathering large numbers of people, will continue to maintain the online mode, depending on the appropriate time and duration decided and implemented by the Boards.
The Department of Dissemination of the Law and the Board of Guidance for Buddhists at all levels need to maintain and expand the instruction and teaching of pure basic and advanced catechism classes on the internet ecosystem in order to nurture religious ethics and moral values. society for each generation of Buddhist children and Buddhist followers, promoting human values in life, conveying the message of “Compassion – Wisdom” of the Buddha to the community.
Charity – Social Affairs Departments at all levels continue to cooperate with agencies and organizations at all levels to promote the compassionate spirit of the Buddha, the tradition of “mutual love – mutual love” of the Vietnamese people in all forms. knowledge in charity, care and social security programs… to share and support individuals and families in difficult circumstances due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Vietnam, Quoc Tu and monasteries in the area in general, gradually and carefully restore purely religious activities (spiritual courses) in order to contribute to the prayer of “National Peace and Peace” and super advanced spirits unfortunately passed away due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic; With a maximum gathering of 10 people, in case at least 90% of participants have received the full dose of vaccine or have recovered from Covid-19 disease, a maximum of 60 people can be gathered. However, depending on the case area, space, number of resident monks and nuns and devout Buddhists at the monastic establishments; Venerable abbots, facility managers should allocate the number of people to attend the ceremonies accordingly. Absolutely implement the 5K principle of the Ministry of Health.
Boards, monasteries, and individual monks and nuns continue to propagate and mobilize Buddhists and people of all ages to inject full doses of vaccines according to regulations in order to protect health, prevent and repel epidemics.
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