On the morning of November 3, 2021, at the BTS Office of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in District 3 – No. 12/3C, Ky Dong, Ward 9, District 3, on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, the district 3 leaders visited and Congratulations to the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha District 3.
Mr. Pham Thanh Kien – Member, Secretary of the District Party Committee of District 3 as the head of the delegation, accompanied by Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nam – Standing Deputy Secretary of the District Party Committee; Mr. Huynh Gia Giang – Member of Standing Committee of District Party Committee, Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in District 3 and members.
Receiving the delegation: TT. Thich Thien Buu – Head of the Executive Committee (BTS) of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha District 3; DD. Thich Thien Chau – Standing Deputy Head of the BTS Standing Committee; DD. Thich Minh Duyen – Deputy Head of the BTS Department, DD. Thich Minh An – Chief Secretary of BTS, and the Honorable Honorable Men of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in District 3.
Here, Mr. Pham Thanh Kien sent greetings to health and acknowledged the positive contributions of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in District 3, which has always accompanied the government, the Vietnam Fatherland Front at all levels in many fields, undergoing various tasks. period. At the same time, the Secretary of District 3 also congratulated the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha (November 7, 1981 – November 7, 2021) to all monks, nuns and Buddhists of District 3.
Leaders of District 3 hope that in the coming time, the Buddhist Executive Board of District 3 will continue to encourage monks, nuns and Buddhists in the district to well implement the guidelines, policies and laws of the Party and State, especially is in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic in the new situation.
On behalf of the Standing Board of the Buddhist Executive Board of District 3, DD. Thich Thien Chau, on behalf of the District Buddhist Executive Board, summarized some of the Buddhist activities of District 3: “In the history of 4000 years of the nation’s culture, over two thousand years Buddhism has been present in Vietnam. Nam, with the nature of Compassion – Wisdom, Selflessness – Altruism, has always accompanied the nation throughout the centuries in the process of building and defending the country. During the Ly – Tran period, Buddhism contributed to shaping the culture of the nation, King Tran Nhan Tong – after he ordained as a monk, established Truc Lam Church, unifying Buddhism in the whole country. When he entered Nirvana, all people respected him as the Buddha Emperor – a Buddha of the Vietnamese nation. Experiencing many periods of the nation’s history, ups and downs when it was colonized by foreign invaders, Buddhism was also affected to a certain extent, so the Venerable Monks retreated to rural and remote areas to practice spiritually. Son sect sect, preserving the unique identity of Buddhism. In the twentieth century, Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc, when the country was divided into two regions by war, once again lit the fire of Compassion-Wisdom, representing the nonviolent spirit of Buddhism, and set himself on fire. I myself to warn so many people’s conscience, is respected by all Vietnamese people and the world as a Bodhisattva – a Bodhisattva of the Vietnamese people. Thus, our country is very proud to have a Buddha and a bodhisattva made of Vietnamese blood and bones. In particular, the sacred place where Bodhisattva Quang Duc burned himself in District 3, this is the great pride of monks and nuns and Buddhism in District 3.
In the process of fighting for independence and reunification of the country, Buddhism in the whole country, in which District 3 has high monks – true patriotic monks like the late HT. Thich Thien Hao, HT. Lam Em, HT. Hien Phap, HT. Phap Lan… has made a great contribution to the cause of national liberation and national reunification. After 1975, when the North and the South were unified, how many cherished wishes of Ton Duc about the unification of Buddhist sects across the country. On November 7, 1981, at Quan Su Pagoda – the capital of Hanoi, the Vietnamese Buddhist Church was officially unified, opening a new page in the history of Buddhism in the country, to inherit and continue. more than 2000 history of Vietnamese Buddhism.
Monks and nuns, Buddhist followers of District 3 for the past 40 years, have always inherited and preserved the traditions of the Patriarchs, maintained the order of Buddhism and the spirit of patriotic worship, making a significant contribution. to the general cause of the country. In particular, Buddhism in District 3 is currently the residence of the high-ranking religious leaders of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, such as the Most Venerable Most Venerable Thich Hien Tu, The Most Venerable Most Venerable Thich Duc Nghiep – Deputy Dharma Master of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; HT. Thich Thien Nhon – the current Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; Typical monasteries such as Phat Buu Communal House, Vinh Nghiem Communal House, Khanh Hung Ancient Temple, Xa Loi Buddhist Temple, Chantarangsay Pagoda, Ky Vien Pagoda, Quang Duc Zen Monastery (District 3) – Office 2 Central Vietnam Buddhist Sangha . This is a great blessing of Buddhism in District 3 to inherit the Buddha’s achievements…”
Venerable Thien Chau also sincerely thanks for the attention and dedicated help of the leaders of District 3 over the years, always creating favorable conditions in the Buddhist activities of Buddhism in District 3 to achieve good results. In particular, during the Covid-19 pandemic, which greatly affected all social activities in general, including Buddhism, district leaders supported monks and nuns and monasteries throughout the district to receive Covid-19 vaccines. At the same time, DD. Thich Thien Chau also wished the delegation always have peace, happiness, achievements in all fields, excellently completing the tasks assigned by the Party and the people.
On this occasion, at Minh Dao Pagoda, the delegation of District 3 leaders visited, worshiped Buddha and offered incense in memory of the Venerable Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue – the Third Dharma Master of the recently passed Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.