Thay witnessing the ceremony for generating Bodhi mind for the Ba Vang Pagoda’s community

I am very pleased to witness this ceremony. After generating the Bodhi vow, we will actualise it by diligently practising good deeds without regression. We must do everything that is good according to the Buddha’s teachings,” delightedly shared Thay.

Every year’s 19th day of the sixth lunar month is a special day for all Buddhists of Ba Vang Pagoda. On 28 July (the 19th day of the sixth lunar month), the Pagoda’s fourfold community learned from the conducts of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, practising making the Bodhi vow under the witness of the abbot Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.

Besides, tens of thousands of Ba Vang Pagoda’s Buddhists in many regions worldwide practised making the Bodhi vow under Thay’s witness. This is an important and special ceremony held yearly at Ba Vang Pagoda as participants have the opportunity to learn from the virtues of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to sow Bodhi seed, helping them progress on the path of attaining enlightenment. (Due to C.O.V.I.D.1.9, many Buddhists had to participate in the ceremony online).

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Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh witnessing the ceremony for generating Bodhi mind for the Ba Vang Pagoda’s community.
Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh witnessing the ceremony for generating Bodhi mind for the Ba Vang Pagoda’s community.

 

The representative of the Ba Vang Pagoda’s Sangha solemnly read the Bodhi vow for all to hear and repeat after.
The Ba Vang Pagoda’s Sangha representative solemnly read the Bodhi vow for all to hear and repeat after.

 

The community of Ba Vang Pagoda respectfully kneeling generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.
The community of Ba Vang Pagoda respectfully kneeling generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.

 

The community of Ba Vang Pagoda respectfully kneeling generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.
The community of Ba Vang Pagoda respectfully kneeling generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.

 

Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh witnessing the ceremony for generating Bodhi mind for the Ba Vang Pagoda’s community.
Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh witnessing the ceremony for generating Bodhi mind for the Ba Vang Pagoda’s community.

 

The community of Ba Vang Pagoda respectfully kneeling generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.
The community of Ba Vang Pagoda respectfully kneeling generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.

 

Nuns of Ba Vang Pagoda generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.
Nuns of Ba Vang Pagoda generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.

 

Lay Buddhists of Ba Vang Pagoda generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.
Lay Buddhists of Ba Vang Pagoda generating the Bodhi mind in the witness of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.

 

Due to the C.O.V.I.D-19 pandemic, Buddhists had to participate in the ceremony for generating the Bodhi mind at home.
Due to the C.O.V.I.D-19 pandemic, Buddhists had to participate in the ceremony for generating the Bodhi mind at home (A Buddhist living in Canada attending the Ceremony online).

 

Bodhicitta (Bodhi mind) is an important mind of a Buddha’s disciple, helping them progress on the path of attaining enlightenment.
Bodhicitta (Bodhi mind) is an important mind of a Buddha’s disciple, helping them progress on the path of attaining enlightenment.

 

Buddhists of Ba Vang Pagoda living in Japan participating in the ceremony for generating the Bodhi mind.
Buddhists of Ba Vang Pagoda living in Japan participating in the ceremony for generating the Bodhi mind.

 

The ceremony for generating the Bodhi mind is an opportunity for Buddhists to sow Bodhi seed.
The ceremony for generating the Bodhi mind is an opportunity for Buddhists to sow Bodhi seed (A Buddhist living in Japan attending the Ceremony online).

 

A young Buddhist respectfully listened to Thay's words
A young Buddhist respectfully listened to Thay’s words.

 

A Buddhist practiced making the Bodhi vow under Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh’s witness.
A Buddhist practiced making the Bodhi vow under Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh’s witness.

 

(Due to C.O.V.I.D.1.9, many Buddhists had to participate in the ceremony online. The pandemic in Quang Ninh province (where Ba Vang Pagoda is located) has been contained, people are allowed to travel locally)

 

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