Monks and Nuns of Ba Vang Pagoda going on alms round at “Chrysanthemum Festival 2020 – Reach out to our beloved Central Vietnam”

With the vow to build a pure Sangha oriented on the Sangha of the Buddha, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh has adopted and taught his ordained disciples the practice of daily alms round – one of the thirteen noble austerities (Dhutanga).

At the “Chrysanthemum Festival 2020 – Reach out to our beloved Central Vietnam”, Monks and Nuns of Ba Vang Pagoda went on alms round mindfully receiving offerings from festival attendees. Through this practice, great blessings would come to every almsgiver.

monks-walking-mindfully-on-their-alms-round-in-the-campus-of-ba-vang-pagoda
Monks walking mindfully on their alms round in the campus of Ba Vang Pagoda.

 

Lay Buddhists giving alms to Monks
Lay Buddhists giving alms to Monks.

 

At the festival, Buddhists and tourists respectfully offered various folk dishes to the Sangha. They were not just alms food but also symbols of the beauty and the variety of Vietnamese food culture.

Children making offerings to Nuns
Children making offerings to Nuns.

 

Monks receiving alms from Buddhists
Monks receiving alms from Buddhists.

 

Almsgiving at the miniature of Vietnammese countryside market.
Almsgiving at the miniature of Vietnamese countryside market.

 

Read more:

The humanitarianism of Chrysanthemum Festival 2020 – Reach out to our beloved Central Vietnam

The Practice of Almsgiving in Buddhism

Alms Round of True Buddha’s Disciples

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