The National Buddhism Propagation Seminar 2011 themed “Buddhism and the nation”, the largest ever held, closed in the southern province of Binh Duong on March 13.
Various activities took place during the four-day seminar, including an environmental protection parade and discussions of topics such as Buddhism with environmental protection, Buddhism in the process of international integration and social charity.
The Organising Board also held a requiem to pray for peace of the nation and the souls of fallen soldiers and the dead.
Participants took place in charitable activities, donating 100 houses to the poor, funding for 15 heart operations on poor patients and bikes to poor students worth over VND10 billion in total.
The seminar adopted a nine-point resolution aimed at disseminating Buddhist dharma to young people, increasing Buddhism propagation work aboard and in remote and ethnic-inhabited areas, and opening professional training courses.
According to Venerable Thich Minh Thien, Deputy Head of the seminar’s Organising Board, the seminar had the goal of disseminating Buddhist dogmas to all monks and nuns as well as people from all walks of life in and outside the country.
On the occasion, the Vietnam Record Book Centre presented Vietnamese records to the Organising Board for the largest Buddhism propagation seminar in Vietnam and the Buddhism propagation seminar with the largest number of participants.