Posted on: January 11, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0


On the evening of January 10 (December 8, Tan Ox), the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hanoi solemnly held its 40th anniversary celebration (1981-2021) at the Museum hall on the campus of the Academy. (Soc Son, Hanoi).

This is the last activity in the Academy’s series of activities to celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment day, the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. taking place in 2022.

The Central Committee of the Church presents the Certificate of Merit to the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hanoi

To demonstrate was Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the Executive Council; Venerables Standing Vice Chairman of the Executive Council: Most Venerable Thich Thien Phap, Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu; Vice Chairman of the Executive Council: Most Venerable Thich Quang Tung, Most Venerable Thich Bao Nghiem, Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet (cum-Rector of the Academy), Venerable Thich Duc Thien (cum-General Secretary); together with the dignitaries of the Central Office 1, leaders of the Central Committees, Institutes, professors, lecturers and a large number of monks and nuns attended.

After the ritual of reciting the Buddha’s name and asking for blessings, entering compassion and contemplation in memory of the deceased Patriarchs and monks, the late Third Dharma Master, the late Elder Venerable Thich Pho Tue, and professors and lecturers After the death of the Academy over the years, the Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet announced the opening speech.

The religious leaders of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha demonstrate the ceremony

The religious leaders of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha demonstrate the ceremony

Accordingly, the speech summarizes the achievements of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hanoi during its 40 years of construction and development from its predecessor as the Higher School of Buddhist Studies in Hanoi, which was born shortly after the establishment of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (year) 1981), located at Quan Su pagoda.

The first course of the Academy only had about 40 monks and nuns enrolled in the school in poor physical conditions. By 2003, the late Venerable Thich Thanh Tu was oriented to find a new location, suitable for the construction of the Academy. The conditions were met, in 2006, the Academy inaugurated the first phase and put it into use with the facility located in Ve Linh village, Phu Linh commune, Soc Son district, Hanoi city. The Academy’s facilities are relatively complete with lecture halls, halls, roads, 4 dormitories…

Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet, President of the Academy delivered the opening speech

Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet, President of the Academy delivered the opening speech

Over the past 40 years of construction and development, the Academy has been training 8 Bachelor of Buddhist Studies courses, 7 College courses, 4 Associate Bachelor courses, and 4 Postgraduate courses. Besides, the Academy also cooperates with domestic and foreign universities, invites prestigious lecturers and professors to teach.

The Academy has provided the Church with nearly 2,500 monks and nuns to undertake local Buddhist affairs. Currently, the Academy currently has nearly 600 monks and nuns studying, of which nearly 300 monks and nuns of class VIII (2018-2022) have just completed the training program and are about to graduate.

On behalf of the generations of monks and nuns who have studied at the Academy, Most Venerable Thich Bao Nghiem (former monk of class I), Venerable Thich Quang Hoa (former monk of class V), Venerable Thich Thanh Thuc (former monk) Course VIII) shared good memories during their time studying at the Academy, expressed gratitude to the teachers and reviewed the difficulties, hardships and joys of studying here.

From the ceremony, Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon praised the meritorious spirit of the Academy’s Executive Council and the achievements of monks and nuns. The Venerable Master reminded each Buddha’s son, especially the monastic, to light the fire of wisdom within themselves, always uphold the aspiration of ordination and continue the Buddha’s inheritance, and maintain the lasting Dharma.

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The Central Church also awarded the Certificate of Merit to Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet and the Executive Council, recognizing and appreciating the Academy’s contribution to the cause of training monks, building and Church development.

On this occasion, the representatives of the Central Committee of Culture offered 60 sets of medical uniforms and 1,500 books of unified chanting to the Executive Council, office teachers and 600 monks and nuns of the Academy. .

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