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Extravagant buddhist statue expected to fetch $300k at festival

A sculpture exhibition featuring dozens of unique works made of precious gems is on display at the Museum of Culture in Hue as part of the Hue Festival 2016, which kicks off on the evening of April 29.

Saigon to receive new ‘school of thought’: Vietnam Buddist University

Phase one of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy will be officially opened at 8am, May 8, 2016, after four years of construction at a cost of VND180 billion ($8 million), according to a press statement from the Vietnam Buddhist University.

Saigon buddhists float lanterns for Vesak

Thousands flocked to the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal on Tuesday night to celebrate the festival.
May 10, 2017 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Find your spiritual side with a glimpse at the holy world we call home

From Hanoi to London and New Delhi, there are a million ways to celebrate your beliefs.
August 23, 2017 | 07:59 pm GMT+7

Famed Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh returns to Vietnam

The 91-year-old Buddhist monk was in good spirits and is expected to visit his hometown Hue.
August 29, 2017 | 04:32 pm GMT+7

Revered Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh leaves Vietnam after one-week visit

The private trip included a night at the pagoda where he spent many years studying and practicing Zen Buddhism.
September 07, 2017 | 11:04 am GMT+7

Myanmar's child monks become royalty for a day

While most people undertake the Buddhist ritual at least once in their lives, the number of novice monks and nuns is in decline.​
December 18, 2017 | 03:09 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese religious group pours water on paper burning ritual

Millions of dollars go up in smoke each year as people try to send their dead relatives gifts for the afterlife.
February 23, 2018 | 04:19 pm GMT+7

Documentary about famed Vietnamese Buddhist monk to hit local screens

The release of the film about Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has been delayed for three months in Vietnam.
February 23, 2018 | 04:56 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's president releases birds for peaceful new year

President Tran Dai Quang offered incense and released birds at the Imperial Citadel in Hanoi as part of the Spring Festival.
February 24, 2018 | 10:53 pm GMT+7

Thousands fill temple for Hanoi's largest 'life release' ceremony

More than 5 tons of fish were released into the Red River, carrying blessings and prayers of the people.
February 26, 2018 | 08:44 am GMT+7

Monks put finishing touches to Vietnam's largest jeweled mandala ahead of grand unveiling

The unveiling of the mandala of Bodhisattva Guanyin this Friday will be attended by Buddhist leader Gyalwang Drukpa.
March 15, 2018 | 07:28 am GMT+7

Take a look at Vietnam's largest jeweled mandala

Crafted entirely by hand, this masterpiece features 35 different types of natural gemstones.
March 15, 2018 | 10:39 am GMT+7

His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa returns to Vietnam for spring festival

The senior Buddhist dignitary will visit the Great Stupa Mandala Tay Thien in Vinh Phuc Province during his trip.
March 15, 2018 | 02:50 pm GMT+7

Massive sacred painting on display at Buddhist festival in Vietnam

With 11 million followers, Buddhism is one of the major religions in Vietnam.
March 17, 2018 | 05:46 pm GMT+7
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