On the afternoon of January 24, a delegation of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha (GHGVN) went to Tu Hieu communal house (Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city) to pay tribute to and commemorate the passing away of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Present at the ceremony were the Venerable Most Venerable Thich Giac Quang, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Certification Council; Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; two Vice-Chairmen of the Board of Directors: Most Venerable Thich Khe Chon, Venerable Thich Duc Thien (cum-General Secretary).
Accompanied by Venerable Thich Hue Thong, Deputy Secretary General of the Executive Council and Chief of Office II of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and other venerable members of the Standing Committee of the Executive Council in Hue: Most Venerable Thich Duc Thanh (Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha). Thua Thien Hue province), Most Venerable Thich Hai An (Director of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hue).
From the direction of the road, the venerable and deity returned to the full moon meditation room, where Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh was enshrined to offer incense, mourning and interfering with the memorial.
The Most Venerable Chairman of the Executive Council wrote in the memorial book, proclaiming the merits of spreading Buddhism and wisdom of the Zen master: “All Vietnamese Buddhists and the world mourned for his passing. of a respectable and respectful – Elder Hoa loving Thich Nhat Hanh. The preacher of Vietnamese Buddhism has a great influence on the Buddhist community in the world, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk in the pre-modern era who has devoted his life, devotedly to the benefit of others, for the permanence of the Dharma”.
The content of the message of the Most Venerable The Chairman of the Executive Council of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha recognized the passing of the Most Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh as a great loss of Vietnamese Buddhism. “Since then, Vietnamese Buddhists have been absent from the stupa, forever away from an intellectual, talented and erudite master. However, he left us a rich legacy of his treasure of scholarly writings, a shining example of his will to practice, his enthusiasm and mission to propagate the Dharma for profit and profit…”, Hoa the President expressed.
Before that, right after hearing that Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh had passed away, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha had sent an official dispatch to the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Thua Thien Hue province, requesting support in organizing the funeral of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh according to his teachings. .