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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

Vesak greetings from US President Joe Biden
Vesak greetings from US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden sent greetings on Tuesday (17th May) to Buddhists in the United States and the world, on the occasion of Vesak, the day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the…

[LIVESTREAM] Vesak Celebration – Ba Vang Pagoda 2022, 8 May 2022
Vesak Celebration 2022 at Ba Vang Pagoda – A celebration of wisdom, unity, and happiness.

In the morning of 8th May 2022, the grand Vesak celebration took place at Ba Vang Pagoda. As a display of Dharma friendship, Venerable monks from Vietnamese and international monasteries came to celebrate the event…

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

Overcoming the loss of a loved one.
Accepting the loss of a loved one and finding peace again

Question: We cannot avoid losing our loved ones at some point in our lives. It’s a rule because everyone must die eventually. And this is the most painful experience that anyone must suffer. In the…

The most effective way to tame your materialism.
The most effective way to tame your materialism that you should not miss

Material desires may seem sweet and pleasant at first but they actually have suffering hidden inside. Have a look at the article below to read what Thay has to say about breaking free from materialism…