Buddhist News of Ven. Thich Chan Tinh

Visiting a museum, a Vietnamese pagoda and the aged association in England

Update: 13/11/2014
On the 11 of November, 2014 Senior Ven. Thich Chan Tinh, Abbot of Vietnam Hoang Phap Pagoda, Sen. Ven. Thich Le Nguyen and Junior Ven. Thich Tam Minh, Abbot of Australia Hoăng Phap Pagoda, paid a visit to the British Museum.
 

Visiting a museum, a Vietnamese pagoda and the aged association in England

 
This is a cultural and historic human beings museum in\r\nLondon. With more than 7 million of existing objects, the British Museum is one\r\nof the largest museums in the world, which illustrates the impermanence of\r\nhuman life from its primitive days to the present. It is also the place\r\nwhere each of the people when coming here will grasp thoroughly the\r\nimpermanence of human life  -  everything will be destroyed after the\r\nphrasal natural law called birth, existing, differing, and\r\ndestructing  -  even though it is a citadel or rampart, a temple, a\r\nworld achievement, a fame or money  -  all will become\r\nnothingness.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

If you have the opportunity to visit this country, England,\r\nyou should slightly and slowly step through each of the compartments of this\r\nmuseum to contemplate the ups and downs, the honour and dishonour in human\r\nlife. Only by doing this, shall we be disillusioned from our dreams in our\r\nworldly life so as to direct ourselves to the enlightened way for a happy life.

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On the evening of the same day, Sen. Ven. shared the\r\nknowledge of Dharma with the people of the Aged Association in London, England.\r\nIt is known that this is one of the places that the British Government\r\ndedicated to Vietnamese aged retirees who are well treated here.

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Sen. Ven. Thich Chan Tinh sent his regards to all the Buddhists\r\nin the Association and shared with them the Dharma in an attempt to encourage\r\nthem to diligently practise the Dharma so as to help them enjoy a peaceful life\r\nduring their end period of life. The Sen. Ven. also wished all the aged people,\r\nmale and female, had a peaceful life.

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The next day Sen. Ven. visited Linh Son Pagoda and the\r\nBuddha of Medicine Pagoda  -  these two Buddhist institutions were\r\nfounded by Vietnamese monks and nuns. Through the visit, the Sen. Ven.\r\nexpressed his hope that these pagodas would closely cooperate with each other\r\nand push up their propagation work further so as to help overseas Vietnamese\r\nstrengthen their spiritual life and maintain their Vietnamse culture, and also\r\nhelp build a bridge connecting the Buddhists in Vietnam with those in England\r\nin the future. The local Buddhists were extremely encouraged at the appeal and\r\ninterest from the Sen. Ven. and vowed that they would be more diligent in their\r\npropagation of the correct Dharma and the benefits to all beings.

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This eventful meeting also ended the Buddha work in England.\r\nAlthough the trip of propagating the Dharma was so short, it remained many good\r\nimpressions that will surely not fade from the mind of those involved.

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Attached here are some pictures taken during:

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The\r\nvisit paid to the aged people in England.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The\r\nvisit paid to Linh Son Pagoda.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The\r\nvisit paid to the Buddha of medicine Pagoda (bought from a Catholic Church).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The\r\nvisit to some Buddhist’ residences.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Translated into English by Mr. Hoang Huan, layman.\r\n\r\n

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