The Bong Lai retreat or “Meditation on the edge of the universe”, living in Lap Thanh hamlet, Hoa Khanh Tay commune, Duc Hoa district is not a place of religious worship.
According to information confirmed by Most Venerable Thich Minh Thien – Deputy Head of the Information and Communication Department of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, Head of the Executive Board of the Buddhist Church in Long An province signed, asserting: “Bong Lai Monastery” or “Meditation on the edge of the universe”, is just a household, a house, not a religious place of worship as prescribed by law. This is purely a household headed by Mrs. Cao Thi Cuc (SN 1960), who has pretended to be a “pagoda”, “tranquil house”, “zen am”, raising orphans, and doing other jobs. in the past time, with the help of individuals and companies in the entertainment business to promote.
In particular, this place for many years often rumored and spread the news of “Udumbara flower” to attract the curious masses, stir up public opinion and misunderstanding about Buddhism, abuse the monastic robes but oppose the Buddha. teachers, doing many inappropriate things that angered the public.
Most Venerable Thich Minh Thien said that “Bong Lai retreat” is just a fake, the people here are not Buddhist monks.
The Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha proposes to report on the “Bong Lai retreat”