The Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a ceremony for peace at Huong Van Zen Monastery in Hue City on February 7.
|Grand ceremony praying for a peaceful nation is held at Huong Van Zen monastery in Hue City|
The event aims to promote multiple events such as Hue Festival 2014 on April 12-20 and the 11th United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 in Ninh Binh Province on May 7-11.
Huong Van Zen Monastery on Ngu Phong Mountain is a sacred place dedicated to the Tathagata Buddha and founder of Vietnamese Zen Buddhism Monk-King Tran Nhan Tong, said Most Venerable Thich Ke Chon, Vice Head of the Standing Committee of Thua Thien-Hue Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Boat.
A lantern festival celebrating Tet Nguyen Tieu, a traditional Chinese-Vietnamese community, will also be held at the monastery on the 15th day of the first lunar month (February 14).