Dharma Talks

Prayer in the COVID-19 pandemic: Praising the Buddha's wisdom and compassion
Prayer in the COVID-19 pandemic: Praising the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion

The Buddha was the one who enlightened himself and preached the path to enlightenment to sentient beings. His teachings help eliminate suffering and find true happiness. Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread all over the…

Sleep talking causes and how to transform according to the Buddha’s teachings.
Sleep talking: causes and how to transform according to the Buddha’s teachings

Sleep talking is a very common occurrence. Many people talk unconsciously in their sleep. Some dreams are so real that they even cry or act out their dreams. Sleep talking might be a sign of…

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.  …

Five lessons from the mountain.
Infographic: Five lessons from the mountain

About 24% of the earth’s landmass is mountainous. There are many famous mountains in the world: Mount Everest in the Himalayas, Mount Fuji in Japan, or Mount Taishan in China. In Vietnam, there is Fansipan.…

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Using the fire of wisdom to light our mind – A lesson from the fire

Speaking of the fire’s quality that always illuminated the dark, Bhikshu Nagasena taught that a Monk had to know how to use the fire of wisdom to dispel the darkness of ignorance, desire and wrong…

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Infographic: Five treasures of life difficult to find

Gold, silver, or diamond is not a real treasure of life. They are outer materials which are always affected by the law of impermanence. According to a Sutra in Dirgha-Agama (The Long Discourses), the Buddha…

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The explanation for the notion: “Should a cat follow you home it’s bad luck, but a stray dog brings good fortune” in the perspective of Buddhism

Some people believe that if a cat follows you home it’s bad luck, but it’s the opposite in case of a stray dog. The notion implies homeowners are granted with good luck should a stray…

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Lessons from the Wind

On November 14th, 2020, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh gave a lecture on the qualities of the wind which belongs to Milindapanha Sutra. According to the Sutra, there are four characteristics that Buddhists should learn…

Where will we go after death?

Life after death is a mystery to us. In one of His Dharma talks, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh gave Buddhists a closer look into facts about death as well as life after death. Do…

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Committing suicide from the view of Buddhism

Today, many people have been facing life pressures related to family, work, study or relationships. Some have chosen to commit suicide to deal with those issues because they think that would free themselves from suffering…

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh preaching on the merit of observing the Eight Precepts
Infographic: The merit of rejoicing at and observing the Eight Precepts

On 24 September 2020, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh preached the lesson: “The merit of rejoicing at & observing the Eight Precepts”.   Read more  Taking eight precepts: Experiencing Monks’ practices? The second lesson from…

The second lesson from the Earth

On 17 September 2020, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh — the Abbot of Ba Vang Pagoda, preached the second part of the lecture “Lessons learned from the Earth” belonging to Milindapanha Sutra. Due to the…

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The first lesson from the Earth

On September 1st, 2020, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh gave a lecture on the first quality from the earth, whose whole lesson belongs to Milindapanha Sutra. According to the Sutra, the earth remains calm no…

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Ullambana Festival: A Dharma talk on the merit of making offerings to the deceased

On August 26th, 2020, also the day when the Ullambana festival was held at Ba Vang Pagoda, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh—the Abbot had a Dharma talk about the meaning of making offerings to the…

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh preaching a Dharma Talk on lessons from the sea
Life lessons from the Sea

On August 18, 2020, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh gave a lecture on the topic “Lessons from the sea” which belongs to Milindapanha Sutra. Due to the complicated situation of COVID-19, the Dharma talk was…

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Chanting Ratana Sutra with full faith to overcome COVID-19 pandemic

Ratana Sutra belongs to Paritta Sutras – a collection of Buddhist discourses that have the power of protection. Reciting Ratana Sutra began early in the history of Buddhism to prevent misfortune and danger. >>> Ratana…

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The importance of patient endurance in Buddhism practice

 In life, nothing good comes easy without patient endurance. Everyone hopes to pursue and achieve success. However, on the way to happiness and success, nobody can avoid difficulties. A lot of people choose to…

Doing bad deeds for good purposes
Doing Bad Deeds for Good Purposes: How does Karma Work?

Have you ever done a seemingly bad thing for the well-being of many others? Should you be in that situation again, would you do so or not? All of us have to cope with many…

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The Buddhist Way to Peace of Mind

Sometimes, one may feel at peace, but this state only lasts until he encounters daily problems that are not easy to resolve. Do you often feel the same? So, what is really the way to…

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5 Tips To Become A Good Husband

In modern society, the number of spouses who separate or divorce tends to significantly increase. Especially, young couples are more likely to break up at the early stage of marriage. It seems that at this…

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The Wishes of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh

“I vowed to be a drop of pure water which helps people to quench their thirst, to calm down their minds and purify their hearts. I may be just a very small drop of water,…

The Law of Karma or Cause and Effect
Karma and the Law of Cause and Effect

In Buddhism, we often hear about “karma” and “the law of cause and effect”. It can be said that these two definitions are mentioned most frequently in Buddha Dharma. However, few people really understand what…

How to run a successful business
How To Run A Successful Business?

It can be said that this is the decade of start – ups, in which there are many entrepreneurs set up in business. But not all of them have success in this sector. Many people…

The meaning of Buddhist Wedding
Hang Thuan Ceremony – The Special Beauty of Lay Buddhists

Hang Thuan ceremony (Le Hang Thuan in Vietnamese) is a precious beauty in Buddhist culture, and popularly held at pagodas in Vietnam. This is favored by many Buddhist families across Vietnam and even throughout the…

How To Make Correct Prostrations?
How To Make Correct Prostrations?

Making prostrations has always been an indispensable practice method to cultivate our mind of reverence to the Three Jewels. But how to make correct prostrations to Buddhas and what are the benefits of Buddhist prostrations?…

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Why Couldn’t Prince Siddhartha Remember His Past Lives?

Have you ever wondered why Prince Siddhartha couldn’t remember His past lives? Though, He used to be a Bodhisattva in the Tushita heaven before He was reincarnated to become the son of King Suddhodana and…

Was universe created by Buddha?
The Universe was Created by Buddha?

Have you ever wondered if Buddha is like a God, who created this universe and will bless those who serve Him well, and bring calamities to those who do not? Why do we obtain blessings…

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The Three Jewels in Buddhism: The Shelter of Compassion and Wisdom

To officially become a Buddhist, people need to take refuge in the Three Jewels (“Triratna” in Sanskrit). Taking refuge means that we return to a place of shelter and protection. So what are the Three…

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh talks about the real meaning of life from the viewpoint of Buddhism
What is The Real Meaning of Life?

What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? Are we just born to die or our life really has something to do with us? These philosophical questions…

Passion or Money: What To Choose In Your Career
Passion and Money: What to Choose in Your Career?

On choosing a career path, we are often told to follow our passion. However, most would pick jobs with better pecuniary benefits. For many, the pursuit of money has led them to the path that…

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh talks about the main reason for being a vegetarian on the view of Buddhism
What is the Main Reason for Being A Vegetarian?

Today, vegetarianism still continues to be a controversial topic. People all over the world have started to adopt a vegetarian diet for various reasons. These include health, religious convictions, concerns about animal welfare or the…

Children’s Health & Creativity: Electronic Devices

That children use electronic devices at a very young age… can enormously impact their health and hinder the awakening of their inner wisdom as well as creativity.

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The Birth of the Buddha – Great Causes and Conditions

In 624 B.C, Prince Siddhartha was born in Lumbini garden. Therefore, we know that the Buddha is a historical figure. Though we can have read or heard about the history of Buddhism before, we still…

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Morality and Karma – What Is The Link?

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh had a Dharma discourse on how morality and karma connected to each other. Don’t miss the chance to enhance your Buddhism knowledge through Thay’s preaching! Read more: Cultivation Helps Us…

How To Be Loved and Trusted?

“I would like to advise you to cultivate honesty and sincerity. There might be some dishonesty inside us, but we have to determine to defeat it, so we will become more trustworthy and sincere people.…

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Cultivation Helps Us Transform our Karma or Make It Ripen?

“How do you understand “karmic transformation” and “karma ripens”? The spirit of Buddhism is very clear: Practising the Dharma is to transform bad karma into good karma. In our mind, there are always existent karmic…