HANOI — Five Buddhist monks from Vietnam have set sail for the disputed Spratly islands where they will spend six months setting up pagodas in the archipelago, also claimed by China, a senior monk said Friday.
vendredi 13 avril 2012
mardi 13 mars 2012
Vietnam is sending six Buddhist monks to re-establish abandoned temples on islands that are the subject of a bitter territorial dispute with China.
jeudi 16 février 2012
HANOI - Vietnam's highest-profile religious detainee has sent a letter of support to the Dalai Lama after a series of self-immolations by Tibetans, saying China's crackdown on Tibetan areas was a challenge to all humanity, a Buddhist group said on Thursday.
mardi 13 décembre 2011
A court in Vietnam has given at least one Buddhist activist a prison sentence for distributing anti-government material, state media says.
mardi 24 mai 2011
HO CHI MINH CITY - Emerging from the anterooms of the Thanh Minh Zen monastery, Thich Quang Do nodded and smiled, extending a handshake firm enough to belie his 83 years.
mardi 16 novembre 2010
Thai Airways International has created more connectivity for its flights from Vietnam and renowned sacred sites Bodh Gaya and Varanasi in India to cater to rising demand of tourists and pilgrims.
samedi 1 mai 2010
HANOI – A senior Vietnamese Buddhist monk, previously detained in an alleged plot to finance disorder against the communist regime, is in custody again, the spokesman for his banned church said late Friday.
jeudi 4 mars 2010
HANOI — Several hundred Buddhists Wednesday welcomed the arrival in Vietnam of relics of the Buddha from India.
lundi 25 janvier 2010
HANO — One of the world's most famous Zen masters made a plea Monday for religious freedom in his homeland, saying Vietnam's communist leaders have lost touch with their revolutionary ideals and Buddhist traditions.
vendredi 22 janvier 2010
One of the flamboyant entrepreneurs making it big in booming Vietnam unveiled a massive precious stone on Monday that he plans to transform into the world's largest jade Buddha.
lundi 18 janvier 2010
Hanoi - A Vietnamese gem company Monday began sculpting what it said will be the world's largest jade Buddha statue, carved from a 35-ton chunk of jadeite from Myanmar.
mercredi 13 janvier 2010
Vietnam said Monday that the expulsion of foreign-affiliated Zen monks and nuns from a monastery stemmed from an internal dispute between Buddhist sects, and denied the group had been harassed by government officials and police.
lundi 11 janvier 2010
Thich Nhat Hanh says mobs were sent in to clear monasteries and calls on regime to restore religious freedom
samedi 9 janvier 2010
Followers of one of the world's most influential Buddhist monks say they have gone underground in Vietnam after being forced from a pagoda that gave them refuge.
mercredi 30 décembre 2009
HANOI — Followers of an "illegal" Buddhist group in communist Vietnam have dispersed ahead of a Thursday deadline to leave a temple where they had sought shelter, the head of the pagoda said Wednesday.
mardi 22 décembre 2009
EU, Other Donors Should Condemn Officials’ Complicity in Pagoda Siege
jeudi 17 décembre 2009
Followers of radical leader Thich Nhat Hanh claim they are not safe in Vietnam after standoff with authorities turns violent
samedi 12 décembre 2009
HANOI — The head of a Buddhist pagoda in Central Vietnam said Friday that followers of an influential French-based monk can no longer seek shelter with him following three days of mob pressure.
lundi 19 octobre 2009
HANOI — The forced expulsion of more than 300 followers of one of the world's most influential Buddhists highlights Vietnam's suppression of religious freedom, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
samedi 10 octobre 2009
HO CHI MINH CITY — A renowned Buddhist teacher has decried the eviction of his followers from a monastery in southern Vietnam, and Vietnamese intellectuals have issued a petition to support them, an unusual move in this communist country where free speech is restricted.
vendredi 9 octobre 2009
Hanoi - Thich Quang Do, the dissident monk who heads the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), is calling for a Vietnamese boycott of Chinese goods, UBCV sources said Tuesday. The Paris-based International Buddhist Information Bureau, which handles press for the UBCV, said 80-year-old Do had sent a letter calling for the boycott from the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Ho Chi Minh City, where he has been under intermittent house arrest for over two decades.
samedi 3 octobre 2009
Hundreds of followers of a radical Buddhist teacher were seeking refuge in a temple in Vietnam today as police stepped up efforts to evict them in what is rapidly becoming a test of the communist country's commitment to religious freedom.
mercredi 30 septembre 2009
Four years ago the Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, a monk who popularised Buddhism in the West, was invited by the Vietnamese government to return home after 39 years in exile.
lundi 28 septembre 2009
HANOI — Followers of a world-famous Buddhist teacher say Vietnamese police and an angry mob have forced 150 monks from a monastery in Vietnam's Central Highlands that has been the center of a monthslong standoff.
mardi 18 août 2009
A recent attack on a monastery practising a non-traditional brand of Buddhism is just one of a number of incidents that have raised concerns about curbs on religious freedom in Vietnam. The BBC's Krassimira Twigg looks at the events at Bat Nha monastery.
Communist Vietnam's sometimes edgy relationship with religious freedom is being tested in a dispute over a monastery inhabited by disciples of Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Zen master.
vendredi 3 avril 2009
HANOI — A dissident Buddhist monk has joined scientists and intellectuals in opposing a government plan to mine bauxite in Vietnam, according to a statement received from his overseas spokesman.
samedi 20 septembre 2008
Up and coming model Truong Thi May is known for her Khmer background, her shiny, cascading hair and her towering 1.72-metre figure. But most don't know that she's also a dedicated student of Buddhism.