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Memorial Ceremony for Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang

by asawebmaster on July 1st, 2010

On the occasion of commemorating the second Anniversary of the Holy Passing of the Mahanayaka / Most Venerable Thich Huyen Quang, late Sangharaja/Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam.

Venue:

Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre
32 Archibald St,
Lyneham,
ACT 2602

Date:

Saturday 17/7/2010

About the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam

The UBCV was initially formed in 1951 as a Vietnamese Buddhist Federation incorporating all regional, provincial Sangha and Dhamma organisations. The name was changed to UBCV in 1964 after the fall of the Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem. The first few overseas branches were set up in late 1960s. Since 1975, over 500 branch Temples & affiliated groups have been created in 30+ countries & 5 continents, by around 1000 ‘boat-person-Sangha’ who fled countless political control and/or religious persecutions by Hanoi regime.

There are about 40 member monasterries in Australia/NZ. The current organizational head of the UBCV in Australia/NZ are:

Chair: Most Venerable THICH NHU HUE (Adelaide)

Deputy Chairs: Senior Venerables THICH BAO LAC (Sydney), THICH TINH MINH (Melbourne), THICH QUANG BA (Canberra) & THICH TRUONG SANH (Auckland)

Secretary-General: Senior Ven. THICH NHAT TAN (Brisbane) about 40 member Temples/Monasteries all over Australia-NZ.

For more information about Sangharaja THICH HUYEN QUANG & UBCV:

http://pen.org.au/about/honorary-members/bio/thich-huyen-quang/

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-16850916.html

http://www.phatgiaoucchau.com/

http://www.queme.net/eng/news_detail.php?numb=1040

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=12696&size=A

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4281357.ece

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/05/world/plea-for-vietnam-detainees.html?scp=2&sq=thich+huyen+quang&st=nyt

Invitation to memorial ceremony

On behalf of the National Sangha Council of the Unified Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of Australia-NZ, Sakyamuni Buddhist center hereby extends a cordial invitation to

  • Respected Founders & Incumbent Abbot and other ordained Sangha BROTHERS & SISTERS,
  • Spiritual Director, Teacher-Roshi-Master-Bhante of Buddhist centres
  • Management/Executive Committee members, and all other Buddhist Members, Students, Practitioners,

Please RSVP before 9 July 2010, or ASAP.

Email: thichquangba@gmail.com/ SMS: 0412-224-553;

or mail to:

Sakyamuni Buddhist Center
P.O. Box 1004
Dickson
ACT 2602.

Sangha & Guests (invited):

  • Ordained Sangha and non-ordained Teachers from all Temples, Groups of various Buddhist lineages and traditions, in Australia,
  • Vietnam Sangha of various Congregations, Australia & abroad
  • Diplomats, Academics, Human Rights activists in Canberra,
  • Selected State/Territory/Federal Politicians & senior Officials
  • Cultural/Interfaith/Charity/Community Leaders-Members, ACT

Proposed Proceedings:

Fri. 16 Jul:

5pm-9pm: Viet Sangha arrival, check-in, dinner, meeting, ritual chantings;

Sat. 17 Jul:

9.30am: Sangha, Guests arrivals, rego.

9.45am: Dhamma Talks (2 Dhamma Halls, in English & Viet)

10am: Lunch dana (Elders’ Tradition’s Sangha & others)

10.30am: Official Ceremony commences (details TBA)

12.30pm: Group Photo; then Lunch Dana (to all other Sangha, Guests & all Participants)

2.30pm: Gifts exchanges & Departure (Buses/ Airport)

3.30pm: End.

Travelling

Invited Aussie Sangha will be reimbursed full amount of paid fares, or better still, allow us to book your planned Canberra trip (rego by 9/7 OR ASAP).

Sangha from Sydney region: Please (if so selected) get on our Charter Buses, be departed to Canberra from Cabramatta Railway Station, on: (a) 3pm Fri. 16/7, and on (b) 6.30am Sat. 17/7; & will be leaving Canberra before 3pm Sat. 17.7

Overnight stay in Canberra

16 and/or 17 July, if so preferred: Monastic-styled accommodation at Buu Quang Bikkhu Lodge and Dieu Khong Bikkhuni Lodge, at our Centre site. Please reply + request accommodation before 7 July.

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