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Vietnamese Authorities Demolish Buddhist Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City

Radio Free Asia, Sept 12, 2016

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Government authorities in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City have destroyed a Buddhist pagoda from which they recently evicted monks, and have moved all of the temple’s contents to another location, the head of the religious institution said Monday.


Some came here for war, but India brought Buddhism here with message of peace: PM Modi in Vietnam

Newslaundry, Sep 5, 2016

Narendra Modi invited all the monks to visit India - the land of Buddha - and especially to Varanasi "which I represent in the Indian Parliament."
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
-- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the historic Pagoda temple in Hanoi and the stilt house where revered leader Ho Chi Minh lived, apart from enjoying fishing with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Addressing Buddhist monks at the temple, Modi said Vietnam was an inspiration for everyone to shun violence and follow Buddha’s path of peace and harmony.


Vietnam: Official recognition of Buddha’s birthday

Vietnam News, May 18, 2016

Hanoi, Vietnam -- President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan yesterday visited the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council on the occasion of Buddha’s 2,560th birthday.


2,000-year-old Buddhist texts on show in central Vietnam

TUOI TRE NEWS, Apr 28, 2016

Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam -- Gandharan Buddhist manuscripts dating back 2,000 years have been put on display at an exhibition in Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien-Hue.


Buddhist museum opens to public

Vietnam News, December, 25 2015

DA NANG, Vietnam -- The first Buddhist Culture Museum in the country was opened yesterday at the city's Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Pagoda with an exhibition of over 500 Buddhist antiques.


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