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Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh and the Sangha including new Monks and Nuns.
Ordination Ceremony: Giving up hair, leaving secular life – taking shelter in the Buddha’s home, resolving to follow His path

Following the Buddha, the Patriarchs and the Sangha, on 25 October 2020, 20 novices, with the resolve to seek supreme enlightenment, repay the four debts of gratitude and benefit sentient beings, are ordained by Thay…

“Practising Buddhism will awaken our wisdom and then our true compassion. Once our wisdom is awakened, true compassion follows.”



Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh

“Those who often practice giving and offering with an honest and joyful mind, as well as keep their promises of helping others will obtain the blessings of prosperity and their business will constantly progress.”


Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh

“Praying in Buddhism is NOT superstitious. It requires sufficient conditions for the prayers to come true.”

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh

We vow to be dutiful children of Tathagata, uphold and follow His aspiration. We determine to spread the light of Buddha Dharma to all beings in the world to show our gratitude and repay all sentient beings who were once our parents. That is true filial piety.

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh

Buddhism is supreme of all times. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism. I am a non-religious person, but if I can choose my own religion, I will be a Buddhist. Because what I have discovered now was said by Buddha thousands of years ago.

Albert Einstein

News & Updates

The very first Vesak at the White House and Joe Biden’s greetings to Buddhists.
The very first Vesak at the White House and Joe Biden’s greetings to Buddhists

WASHINGTON: For the first time in US history, the White House celebrated Vesak, the holiday that commemorates the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and death.   The celebration included candle lighting with Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and…

The images of Monks participating in the blood donation activities.
Ba Vang Pagoda’s Buddhist monks participating in blood donation activities during COVID-19

Under the guidance of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh, the monks of Ba Vang Pagoda took part in blood donation activities so as to help reduce blood supply shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic. This action…

Meditation Pratice

"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” -Buddha

Attendees of the 2-day-meditation experience programme at Ba Vang Pagoda doing walking meditation under the guidance of Monks.
Meditation for Beginners: Start with contemplative meditation

(Source: From a Zennist) Anyone who wants to practise meditation must first and foremost have a mind of letting go of greed, hatred, delusion and attachment. If we do not have the right understanding but…

Praying for the end of COVID-19: Ba Vang Pagoda’s community doing walking meditation reciting Ratana Sutra following the Buddha’s teachings

Ratana Sutra tells a story of a dreadful epidemic dating back to the Buddha’s time in Vesali — the capital of the Licchavi Republic (today belongs to Vaishali district, Bihar state, Eastern India). A long-term…

How to meditate?

“To practise meditation and attain a truly stable mind, you have to avoid evil deeds.” —Thich Truc Thai Minh

Dharma Talks

5 lesson from the space.
Infographic: 5 lessons from the space

People usually talk about something that exists, they don’t talk about “nothing”. But space includes nothing in it. So what can we learn from space? On 13 December 2020, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh explained…

4 things difficult to have in life.
Infographic: 4 things difficult to have in life

There’re many wishes in life but not all can be achieved. The Buddha summed up 4 things difficult to have in life, also the basic wishes of humans, and four ways to achieve them.  …