Ba Vang Talks

why should we refrain from intoxicants
Why should we refrain from intoxicants? | Ba Vang Talks

Out of the five precepts that a Buddhist needs to observe when taking refuge in the Three Jewels, the last one is to refrain from intoxicants. The precept set by the Buddha 25 centuries ago…

Why we should tell the truth
Why should we tell the truth? Why shouldn’t we tell lies? | Ba Vang Talks

Telling lies is one of the chief reasons leading to the breakdown of trust among people. With perfect wisdom, the Buddha established the five precepts for lay Buddhists. Among them, there is a precept about…

three-jewels-of-buddhism.
Three Jewels of Buddhism: What are they? | Ba Vang Talks

Taking refuge in the Three Jewels is a Buddhist ritual, considered as the first official step to embark on the path of Buddhism. However, many people have difficulty in carrying out this step because they…

5-precepts-of-Buddhism
5 precepts of Buddhism – How to practice them in daily life | Ba Vang Talks

The 5 precepts of Buddhism are five morals established by the Buddha for lay Buddhists. If one observes those precepts, good karma will come to that person and they will certainly have a morally good…

What is the right way to practise Buddhism in daily life?
What is the right way to practise Buddhism in daily life? | Ba Vang Talks

Buddhism is not a religion with theories for debate but it includes the Buddha’s teachings that are well associated with daily life. They are for practice and anyone who practises the Buddha’s teachings the right…

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh and lay Buddhists
Heedfulness and its importance to a Buddhist – Ba Vang Talks: Episode 9

Our life is so full of temptations that just an iota of distraction can lead us astray on the cultivation path. In the last words of the Buddha, He taught Monks one excellent quality that…

Ba Vang Talks Episode 8
How current life correlates to past and future lives – Ba Vang Talks: Episode 8

Our life is greatly determined by what we think, say and do in the present moment. The way we live in every present moment can tell us how our past lives were and how our…

The Buddha leads us to the end of suffering
Life is suffering: What it is all about? – Ba Vang Talks: Episode 7

It is said that the Path of the Buddha can guide us through adversity. However, why does humankind still suffer? And even among Buddhist practitioners, why are there miserable ones? Those big questions can cause…

How to achieve mindfulness and awareness
How to achieve mindfulness and awareness? – Ba Vang Talks: Special Episode 6

How to achieve mindfulness and awareness? This question may take us a lifetime to find out the answer.  To Buddhist practitioners, following the Buddha’s teachings is the only way to obtain mindfulness and awareness,…

The Buddha declared no Creator rules the world
The Buddha declared no Creator rules the world – Ba Vang Talks: Episode 5

Have you ever wondered why everything in your life does not live up to your expectations? Does it make you question whether there is a Creator who rules the world as well as brings blessings…

Who is the Buddha?
Who is the Buddha? – Ba Vang Talks: Episode 4

“Who is the Buddha?” is the question that not only Buddhists but also non-Buddhists have always tried to seek a thorough answer. Do you really know the true stories of the Buddha’s life?  The…

How Buddhism benefits young people
How Buddhism benefits young people? – Ba Vang Talks: Episode 3

Let’s watch Episode 3 to find out how Buddhism benefits young people!  There is a fact that the majority of Buddhist followers are old people. Meanwhile, Buddhism provides great knowledge for everybody who wants…

Ba Vang Talks episode 2 Who are Monks
Who are Monks? – Ba Vang Talks: Episode 2

Monks are those who renounce both their hair and their family life. Is that all we know about Monks? Can everybody become Monks? What qualities make a true Monk? Monks are always respected and highly…

How to become a lay Buddhist
How to become a lay Buddhist? – Ba Vang Talks: Episode 1

Buddhism is one of the most popular religions in the world that attracts a large number of followers. So, what does it mean to practise Buddhism and how to become a lay Buddhist? Buddhism is…