Truc Lam Zen Monastery in France marks Lord Buddha’s birthday

WVR/VNA - On May 26, the Truc Lam Zen Monastery in France held a ceremony to mark Lord Buddha’s birthday (Vesak Day).

Bhikkhu Thich Tam Huy, head of the Truc Lam Zen Monastery, highlighted the meaning and importance of Buddha's birthday; and called on everyone to follow the Dharma, do good deeds, and attain enlightenment for themselves and others.

Truc Lam Zen Monastery in France marks Lord Buddha’s birthday
Bhikkhu Thich Tam Huy chairs the Buddha statue bathing ritual. (Source: VNA)

Buddhist dignitaries and followers prayed for peace in the world, and good health and happiness for everyone. They then participated in a Buddha statue bathing ritual. The Truc Lam Zen Monastery was built in 1976 and completed in 1990 in the Paris suburban town of Villebon-sur-Yvette. It is a gathering place of Vietnamese Buddhists in France.

Earlier, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang offered incense at Khuong Viet pagoda, in Orsay City, nearly 4 km from the Truc Lam Zen Monastery.

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(Source: VNA)