On 25 December 2020, the Dharma Group of Ba Vang Pagoda’s expatriate Buddhists was officially established in the presence of Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh. Representatives of Vietnamese Buddhists in nearly 20 countries all over the world, in turn, paid homage to Thay online. Many of them could not hold back their tears when seeing Thay through the screen.
Thay showed His happiness to see Vietnamese Buddhists abroad diligently learn and practise the Buddha Dharma. He also expressed His words of sympathy for them because they had to stay away from home and could not be near the Buddhist community of Ba Vang Pagoda in Vietnam.
Especially, Thay instructed everyone to give up bad vows they had made in many previous lives and develop Bodhi Mind (Bodhicitta) so that in the next lives, they would always approach the Righteous Dharma wherever they are.