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Senior monk arrested for raping minor girl in southern Vietnam

Can Tho police arrested a monk on Wednesday following a 14-year-old girl’s accusation that he raped her in a hotel room.

Vietnam promotes Buddhist discourse with social network

The Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam announced the launch of its own social network Saturday at the Tam Chuc Pagoda.

On a hill in Vietnam, 500 compassionate bodhisattvas meditate

The Linh An Pagoda in Lam Dong has around 500 3-meter high statues of Avalokitesvara, or Guan Yin Bodhisattva.
April 26, 2019 | 11:52 am GMT+7

Stop exorcisms, stick to Buddhism, pagoda told

A pagoda in Quang Ninh Province has been sanctioned after a follower sparked outrage with comments linking a rape and murder to karma.
March 24, 2019 | 09:56 pm GMT+7

Woman’s karma comment puts pagoda practices in the dock

A northern Vietnam pagoda gets flak for paid exorcisms and propagating ‘superstitions’ after a follower blames murder on victim’s karma.
March 23, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

A Khmer pagoda exudes peace in Saigon

A 70-year-old Khmer pagoda in Saigon meditates on the Buddha in the bustling urban air.
August 10, 2018 | 08:19 am 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

'We were family': Myanmar attacks shatter rare ethnic harmony

At least 26 civilians died in recent clashes, which the government has blamed on Muslim 'terrorists'.
October 15, 2016 | 04:57 pm GMT+7

Thai police prepare to raid scandal-hit temple, arrest abbot

Thai police prepared to raid a Buddhist temple north of Bangkok on Thursday and apprehend its influential abbot, a justice ministry unit said, the latest twist in a series of scandals that has shaken Thailand's dominant faith.
June 16, 2016 | 02:37 pm GMT+7
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