The Bong Lai Pure House has used it as a Buddhist religious establishment and in the name of raising “orphans” to profit from charity.
Bong Lai Pure House is not a Buddhist place of worship
In the past few days, the story surrounding “Bong Lai Pure House” has heated up on social networks again after Mr. Le Thanh Minh Tung, who claimed to be the biological son of Mr. Le Tung Van (who claimed to be Venerable Thich Tam Duc in the Tinh That Bong Lai”) appeared on the livestream of Ms. Nguyen Phuong Hang. Here, Mr. Le Thanh Minh Tung denounced the stories that were difficult to accept at the “Bong Lai Pure Land”.
“Bong Lai retreat” (later renamed “Meditation on the edge of the universe”), is located in Hoa Khanh Tay commune, Duc Hoa district, Long An province. A spiritual site claiming to be a Buddhist place of worship has stirred up public opinion in the region in recent times. This establishment greatly affects the prestige of Buddhism and local security and order.
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 an impersonation, the people here are not Buddhist monks, not managed by the Executive Board of the Buddhist Church in Long An province. Taking advantage of the form of a Buddhist monk, taking advantage of the basic form of the church, taking advantage of the form of raising disadvantaged people to do charity to benefit themselves. It is a violation of the law, affecting the reputation of the world Buddhist organization and most recently the Buddhist organization of the country.”
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The leader of Hoa Khanh Tay commune, Duc Hoa district said that currently, there are nearly 30 people in Bong Lai private residence who have registered for permanent and temporary residence. The head of the household is Mrs. Cao Thi Cuc, 60 years old. Presiding over at this self-proclaimed “Bong Lai Pure House” is Mr. Le Tung Van, who claims to be the Most Venerable Thich Tam Duc.
Video clips posted on social networking sites show that, although he has never been ordained, Mr. Le Tung Van always pretends to be “Teacher Grandfather” or Master Thich Tam Duc. Shave his head and shave his head, wear vestments, dharma robes, make monastic robes for others, accept Buddhists as followers, and call himself “Bong Lai Pure House” as a temple.
Due to harsh reactions from the Buddhist community, press, media, and social networks, Le Tung Van changed the name “Tinh That Bong Lai” to “Meditation on the edge of the universe”.
The truth about the title “orphan” calling for charity
For years, “Bang Lai Pure Land” lTaking advantage of being a Buddhist worship organization and raising orphans has tricks to build trust among Buddhists and people, profiting from charity.
In 2014, Ms. Cao Thi Cuc (born 1960, living in Long Huu Dong commune, Can Duoc district) moved to Hoa Khanh Tay commune (Duc Hoa district) to buy nearly 2,000 square meters of house and land. After that, Mrs. Cuc repaired it to make a practice point at home. Then, in 2015, Mr. Le Tung Van (born in 1932, living in Ward 10, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City) moved to Hoa Khanh Tay commune to live with Mrs. Cuc. Mr. Van and Mrs. Cuc have a complicated relationship.
Previously, Mr. Van temporarily resided in Pham Van Hai commune, Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh City and proclaimed himself the director of Thanh Duc nursing home and orphanage. Until 2007, due to improper operation in accordance with the law on material conditions, environmental sanitation at the establishment did not meet regulations, the observance of temporary residence registration and adoption registration did not comply. according to the law.
By 2015, Mr. Van sold all the land at the above address to temporarily reside in Mrs. Cao Thi Cuc’s household in Lap Thanh hamlet, Hoa Khanh Tay commune, Duc Hoa district, Long An province and adopted children in the name of charity.
The local authorities said that the children being raised here are not orphans and most of them are related by blood to Mr. Le Tung Van.
“Bong Lai Sanctuary” continuously allows children raised here to participate in Bolero singing competitions, “Challenge comedians”… All are introduced as orphans from “Bong Lai Sanctuary”. “. The purpose is nothing other than to attract attention, promote the image. In this way, “Bong Lai Monastery” becomes a destination for many individuals, charities and golden hearts at home and abroad to send gifts and support money.
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 emphasized: “The monks themselves were not allowed to sing. . There is no reason why a decent practitioner should give poetry to children that are completely un-Buddhist and Buddhism forbids that.”
Bong Lai Pure House is not a religious place of worship
In the conversation of Mrs. Nguyen Phuong Hang on the afternoon of October 24, Mr. Le Thanh Minh Tung – claiming to be the biological son of the leader. “Bong Lai Pure House” – Mr. Le Tung Van – spoke out about his biological father’s improper behavior.
Talking about this issue, in the clip posted on the fanpage “5 Chu Tieu – Thien Am On The Cosmic Coast”, Mr. Le Tung Van, the head of “Bong Lai Pure House”, affirmed that there is no father-son relationship with him. Le Thanh Minh Tung. He said that 40 years ago, his biological sister, Le Thi Thu Van, was still alive. She went to the hospital, was given a baby by the hospital that was just born, people abandoned. She just brought it back and asked him to name it, so she named it Le Thanh Minh Tung.
According to a source from VTV.vn, after a lot of information appeared about activities of taking advantage of Buddhism and raising orphans in the name of taking advantage of their own interests. Tinh That Bong LaiMr. Le Hong Dung, whose biological sister is Mr. Le Tung Van’s wife, also posted a forum to denounce and expose the truth.
Mr. Dung said: “I am determined to bring to the government to let everyone know that this “Peng Lai Pure House” is a scam from the past to the present, not recently. , money… Even taking my mother as a prey. Ask my mother to bring money to my sister. Hai I’m his wife.”
Ms. Le Thi Tuyet was invited by Mr. Le Tung Van to teach children living in Thanh Duc, Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City in 2006. During her time living here, she witnessed many wrongdoings of the children. Le Tung Van and now, she has also decided to denounce.
Ms. Tuyet said: “I filed a complaint against Mr. Le Tung Van with the content of ‘rape children’ and ‘assault orphans’. Mr. Le Tung Van’s group are people impersonating Buddhist monks and thugs. , scam. This is a true story. I am a real person and I have a responsibility to tell the truth.”
In order to stabilize the social situation, the Chairman of Long An Provincial People’s Committee directed branches and levels to mobilize the number of Buddha statues to be moved to legal religious establishments in Duc Hoa district and asked the establishment to call itself “Tinh That”. Bong Lai” is not allowed to gather in large numbers or organize illegal religious activities. The competent authorities must investigate and clarify the purpose and motive of organizing religious activities and raising children of this organization to handle in accordance with the law.
“Tinh That Bong Lai” is a base to impersonate, take advantage of the kindness of philanthropists, and tarnish the image of religious organizations. Our country’s law respects the right to freedom of belief. However, organized religious activities If the organization becomes a place of concentrated practice in the form of a Buddhist monastery, it must comply with the law. Must be granted a certificate of registration of religious activities in accordance with the Law on Belief and Religion. mind, subject to the management of the local Buddhist Church Administration.
The organization of a belief or religion establishment that does not comply with the provisions of the law, takes advantage of the charity to raise money for religious activities or raises children, but actually uses the above money for improper purposes will be considered a crime. acts with signs of appropriation of property and must be held responsible before law.