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 is very meaningful, as it benefits both the donors and the community.

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Monks of Ba Vang Pagoda participating in the blood donation activities.
Monks of Ba Vang Pagoda participating in the blood donation activities.

 

Monks of Ba Vang Pagoda receiving health checkup before donating blood.
Monks of Ba Vang Pagoda receiving health checkup before donating blood.

 

The images of Monks participating in the blood donation activities.
The images of Monks participating in the blood donation activities.

 

As the monks donate their own blood to those in need, they are cultivating compassion and loving-kindness. Out of the three fields of merits in life, sentient beings are one of them. “Sentient beings are the Field of Compassion. We have compassion towards all beings in suffering and we want to help them, thus we obtain blessings,” Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh once taught. Gautama Buddha himself had sacrificed his own bodies many times to help those in need throughout his past lifetimes.

A monk of Ba Vang Pagoda donating blood.
A monk of Ba Vang Pagoda donating blood.

 

Blood donation - a wise way to cultivate compassion and loving-kindness.
Blood donation – a wise way to cultivate compassion and loving-kindness.

 

Hopefully, every drop of the Buddha’s disciples will help save the recipients’ lives as well as connect them and those involved in this donation with Buddhism.

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