Posted on: May 10, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0


On the evening of May 8, at Dic Pagoda (Vinh City), the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Nghe An province solemnly held the Great Buddha’s Birthday Celebration of the 2566 calendar.

Praying for Buddha’s blessings

Attending the ceremony were the presence of Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu, Standing Vice Chairman of the Executive Council, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Nghe An province; Most Venerable Thich Bao Nghiem, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council, Head of the Central Committee for Dissemination of the Law; Most Venerable Thich Hue Thong, Deputy Secretary General and Chief of Office II of the Central Church; Most Venerable Thich Hai An, Standing Member of the Executive Council, Director of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hue… with monks and nuns and many Buddhist relatives near and far.

Leaders of Nghe An province give congratulatory flowers

Leaders of Nghe An province give congratulatory flowers

On the side of government leaders, there were Mr. Nguyen Duc Trung, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee; Ms. Vo Thi Minh Sinh, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Nghe An province and representatives of departments, agencies and branches of Nghe An province and Vinh city.

After a musical program praising the Blessed One, the ceremony took place in a dignified and respectful atmosphere. Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu announced the reading of the Buddha’s Birthday Message of the Buddha’s Birthday Calendar 2566 by the Venerable Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang, Acting Dharma Master of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha.

Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu announced to read the Buddha's Birthday Message of the Buddha Calendar 2566 of the Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang, Acting Dharma Master of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha

Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu announced to read the Buddha’s Birthday Message of the Buddha Calendar 2566 of the Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang, Acting Dharma Master of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha

Most Venerable Thich Tho Lac, Standing Deputy Head of the Buddhist Executive Committee of Nghe An Province, delivered the Buddha’s Birthday Speech 2566 by Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.

Chanting the Buddha Bathing shelf

Chanting the Buddha Bathing shelf

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Duc Trung, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Nghe An Provincial People’s Committee said that celebrating Buddha’s birthday is an opportunity for fellow Buddhists and Buddhists to turn their hearts and minds to live according to the principles of Buddhism. Dharma teachings, spirit of compassion – equanimity as the Buddha taught; contribute to the implementation of life-beneficial deeds.

Perform the traditional Buddha Bathing ritual

Perform the traditional Buddha Bathing ritual

At the ceremony, the monks and the assembly chanted sutras at the same time, performed the traditional Buddha bathing ritual, prayed for the welfare of all sentient beings, and fulfilled the Buddha’s work.

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