On the afternoon of July 2, at the Drano Convention Center – Thang Long Hotel, the 3rd National Conference on Buddhist Ceremonies closed with many recommendations and discussions from the industry to find solutions and new directions in the future. future.
After a day of work in the spirit of discussion and prayer, after giving the keynote speech at the opening session, 15 papers were presented at the workshop, as well as discussing and contributing ideas, proposing directions for the future. new to the Buddhist Ritual industry in the future, the conference has officially closed with many expectations for development.
Speaking at the conclusion of the workshop, Most Venerable Thich Giac Liem, Standing Deputy Head of the Central Committee of Ceremonies, raised 9 points from the presentations and speeches at the conference, including:
1. Respecting the particularities of rituals of each sect and region. However, it is necessary to continue to implement the program of Vietnameseizing the chanting ritual in a unified manner and disseminated to monasteries and Taoist schools throughout the country.
2. Proposing the Central Church to submit a document to the Government Committee for Religious Affairs – Ministry of Culture and propose the Unesco organization on the recognition of Vietnamese Buddhist rituals as an intangible culture of humanity.
3. Propose and coordinate with the Central Committee of Buddhist Education in compiling lesson plans and textbooks on Buddhist Ritual for teaching at Buddhist schools across the country.
4. The Central Committee of Ceremonies proposes to the Central Committee of Sangha to unify the standards of dharma dress for Buddhist ceremonies in order to respect the Dharma precepts and dignify the Dharma assembly.
5. Coordinating with the Central Committee of Ethnic Buddhists, compiling documents on Buddhist rituals for ethnic minorities in remote, isolated and ethnic minority areas.
6. It is recommended to only use Dao ca in Buddha’s birthday and Buddhist congresses at all levels to honor the sacred symbol of Buddhism.
7. During the opening ceremony of the Great Precepts, it is recommended that the venerable and ten monks and nuns wear dignified robes to create faith for the disciples to pray for the dharma precepts.
8. The program and content of ceremonies with administrative elements should be streamlined and unified throughout the country.
9. Proposing the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Central Committee to submit a document to the Ministry of Culture and Information and Communications about organizations and individuals, abusing the image of Buddha, religious flags, and improper purposes in order to distort and defame Buddhism.
The Chairman of the Executive Board for the closing session, Most Venerable Thich Quang Tung, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council, Head of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hai Phong, said that the success of the workshop was due to the many initiatives and ideas. recommendations for the future development of Buddhist Ritual. According to the Venerable Master, the seminar needs more time to discuss, as well as to come up with appropriate solutions.
The Venerable Master thanked the venerables and guests for visiting the port land, choosing this place to hold the seminar to have a new vitality for local Buddhist activities.
The seminar closed after the thanks from Most Venerable Thich Thanh Giac, Standing Deputy of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hai Phong City, Standing Deputy of the Conference Organizing Committee. After that, the Ceremonial Committee and participants of the seminar went to Pho Chieu communal house to burn incense in memory of the Venerable Thich Tri Hai on his birthday.