Vietnam’s Buddhism is a Buddhism that serves the Vietnamese people, maintaining the quality and promoting the internal strength of the Vietnamese people. This is a shimmering light highlighting the role of Buddhism with the nation and accompanying the development of the country.
Charity and social activities are humanitarian activities and are a highlight of the culture and morality of the Vietnamese people; spirit of “mutual love and affection”; “good leaves cover torn leaves”; “Love your neighbor as if you love yourself”… left behind by our forefathers from time immemorial and until now still promoting those noble and unchanging values.
In the past time, Lien Tri Pagoda in Vung Tau city has done well in humanitarian work, charity work, social security work; contribute a part of efforts to the Party, State, other political and social organizations; to support and care for the poor affected by natural disasters and epidemics; supporting and accompanying officials and soldiers on the front lines of epidemic prevention and control. Those noble acts have aroused and inspired patriotism, solidarity and love among the local people.
Some meaningful and practical works of Lien Tri Pagoda have been carried out, accompanying the “logistics” of taking care of the unemployed poor affected by the epidemic, humanitarian and charity works. in the past time must be mentioned such as: Coordinating with the local government, the Military Command of Vung Tau city, the Buddhist Church of Vung Tau city, the sponsors to carry out programs such as; “Rice ATM – Friendship of soldiers and people”, a program to give gifts to people in isolation areas, give gifts to unemployed workers, give money and gifts to more than 100 temples, hospitals, etc. in Vung Tau. Difficulty due to the epidemic situation, it is impossible to continue working and producing…
Check out some specific activities such as; On June 27, 2021 Lien Tri Pagoda and the Buddhist Executive Board of Vung Tau City, the Military Command of Vung Tau City coordinated to operate the program “Rice ATM – Charity for soldiers and people” – supporting the For households in difficult circumstances due to the Covid-19 epidemic in the province, this program sometimes distributes more than 5 tons of rice a day and takes place for many months with a total distribution of up to hundreds of tons of rice. ; July 7, 2021; organizing delegations to visit, encourage morale and give gifts to epidemic control checkpoints and medical declarations at the gateways to the city; On July 21, 2021, organized a visit and gave gifts to isolated areas in the city to encourage soldiers and soldiers on duty in the blocked areas to prevent the spread of disease. Covid-19; on July 29, 2021 to visit, motivate, give gifts and support the team of doctors and nurses who are on the front line of epidemic prevention at Vung Tau Covid-19 Hospital; visit and give gifts to quarantine areas in Vung Tau city… (gifts for sharing sessions include; mineral water, cake, milk, visor, mask box, box of effervescent tablets and cash) .
Not only actively coordinate with the Military Command of Vung Tau city to carry out the above social security works. With their hearts, the Abbot and the Buddhists of Lien Tri Pagoda also showed the spirit of mutual affection, sharing sweets with monasteries and amphitheater in the city during a long time of shutting down all activities to practice social distancing. In 3 days (September 23-25, 2021), Lien Tri Pagoda has donated money and gifts to more than 100 monasteries and amphitheaters in the city. Vung Tau, with a total value of more than 175 million.
After the Ministry of Health upgraded the Covid-19 epidemic level in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province to level 2, sympathizing with the suffering of poor working people, with the compassionate spirit of Buddhism. On November 19, 2021, the Abbot of Lien Tri Pagoda – Venerable Thich Thien Thong, Deputy Secretary and Chief of the Office of the Buddhist Sangha of BR-VT province, gave 200 gifts to the people who have difficulty working because During the Covid-19 pandemic, each gift is worth 320 thousand VND, including rice, instant noodles, cooking oil, salt, sugar… (total value of 64 million VND); On November 28, 2021, Venerable Thich Thien Thong went to the Military Command of Vung Tau city to give some necessities to support officers and soldiers serving in isolation areas in Vung Tau city. Ship (essentials include: 20 boxes of TH true milk, 10 boxes of Kinh Do sweet bread and 100 boxes of instant noodles, total value of 20 million VND).
Along with humanitarian and social activities, Lien Tri Pagoda also regularly holds memorial and intercession ceremonies for the spirits who have died during the pandemic – to express gratitude and gratitude to the deceased. The silent sacrifices of heroic spirits who are cadres, soldiers, and frontline workers against the epidemic have forever laid down for the health of the people, for the peace of the Fatherland and the compatriots who died because of the pandemic. COVID-19 pandemic.