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

By Van Pham   April 30, 2016 | 07:10 am GMT+7
Saigon to receive new ‘school of thought’: Vietnam Buddist University
Leaders carry out an inspection of the academy. Photo by giacngo.vn

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.

The academy, now on Le Minh Xuan Street, Binh Chanh District, HCM City, was named the Van Hanh University from 1964-1975 and the Vietnam Senior Buddhist School from 1983-1997, and was founded by Elder Thich Minh Chau and Thich Tri Quang.

The academy has graduated 4000 monks and is currently training a further 1000.

Source: vbu.edu.vn

 

 
 
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