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lundi 9 septembre 2019

Vietnam temple offers spiritual support for Japan community

A yellow-colored Buddhist temple adorned with flags and golden dragons on its pointed roofs in a quiet town outside Tokyo presents a stark contrast to the typically somber-looking Buddhist places of worship usually found in rural Japan.

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jeudi 8 août 2019

What’s up with buddhist persecution in Vietnam ?

Buddhists in Vietnam may not face violent attacks, but government restrictions on their faith are keenly felt.

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dimanche 24 mars 2019

Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop “soul summoning” and “bad karma eviction” ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam.

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vendredi 25 janvier 2019

The monk who taught the world mindfulness awaits the end of this life

At a Buddhist temple outside Hue, Vietnam’s onetime capital, 92-year-old Thich Nhat Hanh has come to quietly “transition,” as his disciples put it.

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vendredi 14 novembre 2014

Zen anti-Vietnam war leader suffers brain hemorrhage in France

Internationally renowned Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who in the 1960s came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam war, is in intensive care in France after suffering a brain hemorrhage, his official website said Thursday.

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vendredi 13 avril 2012

Vietnam monks set sail for disputed Spratlys

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.

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mardi 13 mars 2012

Vietnam to send Buddhist monks to Spratly Islands

Vietnam is sending six Buddhist monks to re-establish abandoned temples on islands that are the subject of a bitter territorial dispute with China.

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jeudi 16 février 2012

Detained Vietnam monk supports Tibetans after self-immolations

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.

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mardi 13 décembre 2011

Buddhist activist gets five-year jail term in Vietnam

A court in Vietnam has given at least one Buddhist activist a prison sentence for distributing anti-government material, state media says.

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mardi 24 mai 2011

Meditations of a detained monk in Vietnam

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.

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mardi 16 novembre 2010

Thai Airways connects Vietnam and Indian pilgrimage sites

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.

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samedi 1 mai 2010

Vietnam detains senior monk, banned Buddhists say

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.

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jeudi 4 mars 2010

Vietnam welcomes Buddha relics

HANOI — Several hundred Buddhists Wednesday welcomed the arrival in Vietnam of relics of the Buddha from India.

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lundi 25 janvier 2010

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh calls on Vietnam's leaders to lift religious restrictions

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.

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vendredi 22 janvier 2010

Vietnam aims to carve world's biggest jade Buddha

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.

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lundi 18 janvier 2010

Vietnamese firm to sculpt 15-ton Buddha statue out of jade

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.

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mercredi 13 janvier 2010

Vietnam denies harassing Zen Buddhist group

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.

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lundi 11 janvier 2010

Zen master accuses Vietnam of evicting his followers

Thich Nhat Hanh says mobs were sent in to clear monasteries and calls on regime to restore religious freedom

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samedi 9 janvier 2010

Vietnam followers of Zen monk go underground

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.

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mercredi 30 décembre 2009

'Illegal' Vietnam Buddhists disperse

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.

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mardi 22 décembre 2009

End attacks on Bat Nha buddhists

EU, Other Donors Should Condemn Officials’ Complicity in Pagoda Siege

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jeudi 17 décembre 2009

Vietnamese Buddhists seek asylum in France

Followers of radical leader Thich Nhat Hanh claim they are not safe in Vietnam after standoff with authorities turns violent

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samedi 12 décembre 2009

Threatened Buddhists to leave Vietnam temple

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.

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lundi 19 octobre 2009

Vietnam Buddhist case shows suppression

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.

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samedi 10 octobre 2009

Zen master decries Vietnam's treatment of monks

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.

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vendredi 9 octobre 2009

Vietnamese Buddhist leader calls for boycott of Chinese goods

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.

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samedi 3 octobre 2009

Vietnamese riot police target Buddhist monk's followers

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.

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mercredi 30 septembre 2009

Religious tension mounts in Vietnam

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.

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lundi 28 septembre 2009

Buddhists : Police, mob force monks from monastery

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.

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mardi 18 août 2009

Attack on a Vietnam monastery

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.

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