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Vesak Message from The UBCV Supreme Patriarch

THE UNIFIED BUDDHIST CHURCH OF VIETNAM THE INSTITUTE OF THE SANGHA Thanh Minh Zen Monastery 90 Tran Huy Lieu, 15th Ward, Phu Nhuan District, Saigon Buddhist Calendar 2556 No: 06/TT/VTT VESAK 2556 MESSAGE FROM The Fifth Patriarch Thich Quang Do Namo Sakyamuni Buddha Dear Ranking Monastics, Most Venerables, Venerables, Bhikhus, and Bhikhunis Dear Buddhist Followers […]

VESAK 2556 COMMUNICATION

THE UNIFIED BUDDHIST CHURCH OF VIETNAM THE EXECUTIVE INSTITUTE, UBCV Thanh Minh Zen Monastery Office: Giac Hoa Temple – 15/7 No Trang Long – 7th Ward – Binh Thanh District, Saigon  ————- Buddhist Calendar 2556                              No.:04/VHD/TT VESAK 2556 COMMUNICATION ….. PRESIDENT OF THE EXECUTIVE INSTITUTE Namo Sakya Muni Buddha   Dear: Members of the Bi-Institutional […]

TET LETTER – YEAR OF THE DRAGON 2012

TET LETTER – YEAR OF THE DRAGON 2012 The Most Venerable Thich Vien Dinh, President of the Institute for the Dissemination of Dharma   Tet has arrived; on behalf of the Institute for the Dissemination of Dharma, I beg to wish Elderly Monks, Most Senior Venerables, Most Venerables, Monks, Nuns and lay Buddhists a safe […]

The Story of The Venerable Thich Thien Minh

Introduction (SaveUBCV) The Most Venerable Thich Thien Minh, Advisor of UBCV’s Institute for the Dissemination of Dharma, was arrested by Vietnam’s police in March, 1978, following the communist government’s nationwide brutal campaign to suppress religious freedom. In October 1978, the Venerable was tortured to death while in police custody. The Vietnamese government has been using […]

A REMINDER ABOUT THE UBCV’S CURRENT SITUATION – The Most Venerable Thich Thien Hanh

A REMINDER ABOUT THE UBCV’S CURRENT SITUATION Many times, you have been concerned about religious freedom in Vietnam in general, and about the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) specifically. We would like to express our gratitude towards the concerns from the American Embassy in Hanoi and the American Consulate in Saigon. However, through your […]

TWELVE-POINT DECLARATION BY THE UBCV NINTH CONFERENCE

TWELVE-POINT DECLARATION BY THE UBCV NINTH CONFERENCE at Dieu Ngu Temple From November 18 to November 20, 2011.   Realistically recognize strengths and weaknesses in the past, and with available means and solutions, wholeheartedly strive to propagate Proper Dharma in order to both salvage sentient beings and contribute to build a civilized, fair, and compassionate […]

The Fifth Patriarch Decision No. 15 – Personnel for the Second Office of the UBCV Institute for the Dissemination of Dharma, 2011-2015 Term

PATRIARCH’S DECISION No. 15 The UBCV Nominates Personnel For The Second Office of The Institute for The Dissemination of Dharma The 2011 – 2015 Term Per the Constitution of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), revised by the 9th Open Conference on November 12, 2011; Per the UBCV Constitution, Chapter 9, Article 36 on […]

UBCV Church Decree No. 14 On Personnel For the 2011 – 2015 Term

CHURCH DECREE No. 14 BY THE FIFTH PATRIARCH THE UBCV PERSONNEL FOR THE CENTRAL MONASTIC COUNCIL, THE INSTITUTE OF THE SANGHA, AND THE INSTITUTE FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF DHARMA FOR THE 2011- 2015 TERM Per the UBCV’s Constitution revised by the Ninth open Conference on November 12, 2011 Per the document from the UBCV Emergency […]

Message from The Most Senior Venerable Thich Quang Do, UBCV’s Fifth Patriarch

MESSAGE from the Fifth Patriarch Thich Quang Do to the Praying Ceremony for World Peace, Security in Eastern Asia, and Vietnam’s Territorial Preservation   Namo Sakyamuni Buddha   Dear Eldery Monks, The Most Venerable, Venerables, Bhikkhus, and Bhikkhunis, Dear international dignitaries, intellectuals, lay Buddhists, people inside and outside of Vietnam. Let us sincerely pray for […]

How Do the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and Vietnamese Buddhist Association Differ From Each Other? (Part 7 of 7)

How Do the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and Vietnamese Buddhist Association Differ From Each Other? Thich Vien Dinh (Part 7) VII. Summary In short, the communist government of Vietnam sabotages Buddhism by using “Party’s orders, government’s Resolutions, mobilization from the People’s Campaign committee, Fatherland Front, or police according to the tactics of “carrot and […]

How Do the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and Vietnamese Buddhist Association Differ From Each Other? (Part 6 of 7)

How Do the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and Vietnamese Buddhist Association Differ From Each Other? Thich Vien Dinh (Part 6) Personnel and Activity Boundaries Personnel The UBCV was created from local organizations to the entire nation, from individual associations to national unification. Wherever there are Buddhist followers, there are UBCV’s organization. All personnel and […]

How Do the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and Vietnamese Buddhist Association Differ From Each Other? (Part 4 of 7)

(Part 4) Names called by purposes and origin of creation: Authentic Buddhist Church and Official Buddhist Church: According to the Preamble of the UBCV’s Constitution, the UBCV was formed “on the voluntary basis, bringing together Mahayana and Theravada, Vietnamese, Cambodia, and Chinese Buddhist sects to create the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam in 1964 in […]

How Do the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and Vietnamese Buddhist Association Differ From Each Other? (Part 1 of 7)

Thich Vien Dinh During interrogations of The Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam members, police often asked tensely and provocatively: “Why do you support the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) instead of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association (VBA)?” This is a tremendous political intimidation. In this article, we analyze to distinguish the difference explicitly. The atheistic […]

The Second Office of The UBCV’s Institute for The Dissemination of Dharma Comments about Danger of Foreign Invasion Facing Vietnam

THE SECOND OFFICE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF DHARMA THE VIETNAMESE AMERICAN UNIFIED BUDDHIST CONGRESS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 14472 Chestnut St., Westminster, CA. 92683 – U.S.A Tel : (714) 890-9513 Fax : (714) 897-8760 Email : vp2vhd@gmail.com Dear Religious Leaders, Most Venerables, Venerables, Bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis. Dear Fellow countrymen and […]

Robbing While Screaming For Help

Recently, the communist government suppressed and blocked monks and Buddhists from celebrating Filial Ullambana according to annual tradition at Giac Minh Temple in Danang, causing the death of nun Dong Tam’s mother. The government also falsely accused the temple of violating the laws and it deceivingly declared that The Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) […]