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On the morning of July 11, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, in collaboration with the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held a scientific conference with the theme: “Vietnamese Buddhist Church 40 years of accompanying the nation”, at Hall T78 . Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the Student Council, delivered a speech to affirm the theme of the Conference.

Recalling the historical event of the establishment of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha 40 years ago, from November 4-7, 1981, at Quan Su pagoda, Hanoi capital; The Venerable President said that 9 Buddhist organizations and sects are worth living in Vietnam, including the Vietnam Buddhist Unification Association, the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, the Traditional Buddhist Church of Vietnam, and the Church of Vietnam. Theravada Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam, the Vietnam Mendicant Sangha, the Thien Thai Congregation, the patriotic Master Sai Association in the Southwest region, the Patriotic Buddhist Liaison Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. In Ho Chi Minh City, the South Vietnamese Buddhist Association gathered at Quan Su Pagoda to attend the Conference on Unification of Buddhism in Vietnam and unanimously voted to approve the declaration of establishing the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, November 7th. 1981 under the operating motto: “Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism”. As the preamble to the charter, the Buddhist Church of Vietnam affirmed: “The sectarian traditions and the righteous sectarian practices are maintained and continue to develop”.

“This is a rare event in history, the crystallization of wisdom and the earnest aspiration to unify Buddhism from thousands of years, continuing the career of the Great Patriarchs through historical periods,” Hoa said. emphatically.

The birth of the Buddhist Church of Vietnam in a special context is both favorable and difficult. The biggest advantage is that the country has just been independent, the country is unified, the North and the South reunite in one house, this is the basic premise to unify Buddhism in the whole country. But monks, nuns, and Buddhists also had to make efforts to overcome difficulties in the early decades when the newly liberated country entered the period of healing and post-war construction with many opportunities and challenges at home and abroad. economic, and the whole country austerity for 20 years under international embargo (1975-1995). However, with the tradition of solidarity, harmony, the tradition of incarnation accompanying the nation of Vietnamese Buddhism throughout its 2000 years of history, the monks, nuns, and Buddhists of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha have constantly grown. and grow up with the country firmly entering the period of renewal, opening up and international integration, affirming its role and position as it is today. The Venerable Master said

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40 years of growth, development, integration with the country, accompanying the nation, we are proud that Vietnamese Buddhism has never had a future like today in the country and in the world. The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha is an organization representing Vietnamese monks, nuns and Buddhists in the country and abroad with nearly 55,000 monks and nuns, 18,000 Buddhist temples and monasteries, tens of millions of followers. Buddhists at home and abroad. The Council proves to be the spiritual symbol of the Dharma, the Governing Council administers 13 Boards, Institutes and 63 Executive Boards of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in provinces and cities, and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has achieved many important achievements in its career. promote the Dharma, serve humanity, live a good life, and contribute to the solid construction and defense of the socialist Vietnamese Fatherland.

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As the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has built temples along the border provinces such as Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Xa Tac temple in Quang Ninh, Bach Long Vi island, Co To island – TP. . In Hai Phong, the temples on the Truong Sa – Khanh Hoa archipelagoes simultaneously sent monks to abbot the pagodas on the island of Truong Sa Lon, Song Tu Tay, Sinh Ton, Nam Yet, Son Ca, Phan Vinh, etc. island border guards protect the border areas of the country.

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Affirming the role of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha for the nation and the country in all historical circumstances, the Venerable Master said; Regarding humanitarian activities, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has made very honorable contributions, each year thousands of billions of dong participate in the fields of social security, poverty alleviation, environmental protection. schools, responding to climate change, education, and providing medical care to the community, especially in the recent period of Covid-19 disease prevention and control, such as donating medical equipment, medicines, funds, etc. vaccines, food, food, necessities, there are also monks and nuns who have taken off their Ca Sa robes and put on their blouses, volunteering on the front lines to fight the epidemic, working with doctors and nurses day and night to prevent the pandemic, helping helping patients being treated in field hospitals, etc., until the Covid-19 epidemic is completely controlled in early 2022. The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has been active and proactive in international integration, strengthening people-to-people diplomacy, international Buddhist exchanges and cooperation, has successfully hosted the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebration 3 times in 2008 at My Dinh National Convention Center, Ha Noi capital; 2014 Bai Dinh pagoda, Ninh Binh province; and in 2019 at Tam Chuc pagoda, Ha Nam province, contributing to affirm Vietnam as an active member of the United Nations and the world community, promoting the image of the country and Vietnamese people being friendly, benevolent and mean love, and always love peace. The Church has attached great importance to the care of overseas Vietnamese. Sending Dharma propagation delegations to help the overseas Vietnamese community, preserving the traditional cultural identity of the nation at Vietnamese temples throughout the five continents has become a feature of Vietnamese culture, contributing to affirming and raise the level of Vietnamese community in the world.

The Venerable Master emphasized, “The most important thing that makes the strength of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha is that its members have always done well the Buddha’s teaching: “Serving sentient beings is a practical offering. Buddhas”, adorning the world is adorning the pure land of the Buddhas, contributing to the construction of the pure land of the human world on this earth.”

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Over the past 40 years, the image of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha and members of the Church, accompanying the nation has created a vivid picture of perfection in all areas, protecting the nation, the people, and the people living a good and religious life. Especially since the law on belief and religion was promulgated on December 30, 1917 as a legal basis, it has helped stabilize the activities and activities of religious organizations, including the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. . However, in the process of applying and combining the Charter of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the Regulations and Regulations of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and its affiliated organizations, the monasteries and the Law on Belief and Religion, there are still many unclear provisions. , the issue of red books for monasteries still faces many obstacles, the establishment of concentrated religious activities is still difficult, especially the Church’s monastic establishments, in addition to the meaning of religious worship, is also an organization for religious activities. local affiliated religion has not been approved.

Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon – Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha

Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon – Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha

As a senior leader of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, through the seminar, the Venerable Master suggested that the management agencies in charge of belief and religion – the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs should pay attention and help in the process. amending the Charter of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha to submit to the Ninth Congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, term 2022 – 2027 to be in line with the Buddhist tradition but not contrary to the provisions of the current Law. “This is an important factor that helps the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and its affiliated organizations be more stable to firmly contribute to the country under the motto: “Dharma – Nationalism – Socialism” “.” The Venerable emphasized.

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The chairperson of the Workshop on the topic: “The Vietnamese Buddhist Church 40 years of accompanying the nation” included: Mr. Vu Chien Thang, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs; Mr. Vu Hoai Bac, Head of the Government Committee for Religion; Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the Council of Scholars.

Speaking at the opening of the seminar, Mr. Vu Hoai Bac, Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, commented that: Over the past 40 years, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has made unremitting efforts, developing strongly in terms of organizational structure and the number of monasteries and monks and nuns. Buddhists; making a great contribution to the construction of the country’s economic and social development, through religious activities, international exchanges, peace advocacy, moral preservation, and promotion of cultural traditions of the country. ethnic.

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At this conference, the Organizing Committee received 20 special presentations from the leaders of the Church, the intellectuals who have accompanied the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in the early days of its establishment until now. Through the speeches, it was confirmed the importance of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha for the nation and the country in the spirit of “Holocaust and peace of the people” and the motto “Dharma – Nationality – Socialism”; thereby also received many solutions to build and strengthen the dignified and strong Church organization in the era of integration and development.

At the Conference, in addition to the presentations, the leaders of the Church’s religious leaders continued to give many suggestions for the future development of the Church, especially the personnel work of the 9th Buddhist Congress. and help the State’s religious management agencies understand more about the thoughts and aspirations of monks and nuns and Buddhists in studying, serving people, building the country and defending the country.

Mr. Vu Chien Thang - Deputy Minister of Home Affairs summed up the workshop

Mr. Vu Chien Thang – Deputy Minister of Home Affairs summed up the workshop

Concluding the workshop, Mr. Vu Chien Thang, Deputy Minister of the Interior, suggested that the Organizing Committee continue to meet and listen to the sharing of the Venerables, monks and nuns who are historical witnesses in the process of campaigning for the establishment of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. , and then synthesize them together with the presentations to form a system of important documents for the Committee on Religion to submit to the Government in the near future. At the same time, he promised to advise the Government to issue guiding circulars under the most favorable conditions, “The Party and State always accompanies the Church to build and develop strong Buddhism”. Minister of the Interior emphasized.

Most Venerable Thich Giac Toan – Vice Chairman of the Student Council, Director of the Vietnam Institute of Buddhist Studies

Most Venerable Thich Giac Toan – Vice Chairman of the Student Council, Director of the Vietnam Institute of Buddhist Studies

Most Venerable Thich Thien Tam – Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha

Most Venerable Thich Thien Tam – Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha

Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang – Vice Chairman of the Buddhist Council, Head of the Central Committee for Information and Communication of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha

Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang – Vice President…

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