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1. Posted by peterr (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

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In a couple of days I'll be in the Vietnam for the second time and I'm quite interested about buddhism, especially zen.
Does anyone know anything about that topic in Vietnam, any temple...?
Thanks
Peter

2. Posted by Admindin (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

hope you can need about infomations :

Scenery Pagoda of Hue

Hue city trying to look like a large garden, in which there is space around the proud, the way, long lay of the palaces, temples and radio, there are about quietly, becomes elegant and warm, friendly set of rules in gardens House people and also the static at approximately, to close, probably peaceful landscape of the pagoda. The pagoda that linked to the overall architecture Hue, harmonious as the Buddhist has dissolved into long life, thought of Hue.

Pagoda to HEU :

Thien Mu Pagoda:

Tower Phuoc Duyen dramatic rise in the Huong river, was long the symbol of Hue. In fact, the tower is only a part of an overall pagoda tower, located on a large hill. This 21m high tower, 7 floors, building the King Thieu Tri (1844). The bell here are very big and ancient, casting in 1710, weighs 2.052kg and high 2.35 m.Thien Mu Pagoda is coming to the pagoda built at the earliest Hue, in 1601. Gia Long-time king of the founding Nguyen Dynasty with Venerable Policy Hoang (Dai Giac Pagoda in the Gia Dinh) on Tang in cang Thien Mu Pagoda. Venerable Don Hau famous nationwide against the American pillars of this pagoda maintenance since 1945.

Bao Quoc Pagoda :

To house constructed in 1674 with a small pm, following a batch of restoration of the Princess and the Nguyen Dynasty home has become one of the pagoda built in the form of the word "export" Khang-scale comprehensive page on 2ha area, located just below the station Hue,Since long time the temple was still seen as a place to play movement hung chan Buddhism Viet Nam since 30 of the past century, by Venerable Tri Do leaders. Linh Quang school moved here in 1948 have changed the Holy places of Tang un casting for both countries. Since 1957, the pagoda was built to the new layout, but still the tradition.
Tu Dam Pagoda:

Life in 1683, the original sex Thien Lam Te. The pagoda's rebuilding a modern, basic way of still respect the traditional layout, but the department has been living innovation, logic than with full stadium ceremony, lecture hall, the To, Tang house, guest house. Long, this place was famous for movement hung chan Buddhism, as where the headquarters of the General Assembly of Buddhism and Viet Nam, 1945 is the headquarters of the Buddhist National.Organization Family Youth Buddhists have been formed here. Since 1963, Tu Dam Pagoda became the center of the struggle movement Buddhist patriots all the time against American in the South. The brand name Venerable Thich Tri Quang associated with the temple through this season of survivor...

3. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

ZEN is in JAPAN...

Zen in southeast Asia? probably in the university. Wait,I don't remember seeing monks in Vietnam.

I had a MA thesis on this subject. I'm in Laos and Buddhism here is nothing close to the vicinity of Zen.

4. Posted by peterr (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hi
I'm absolutely sure that there is zen in Vietnam also. I remember that I saw zen monks, when I was there in summer. In Lao is completely different kind of buddhism, namely theravada.
Anyway, tomorrow evening I'll be again in Vietnam and I'll try to find out there about vietnamese buddhism, (hope) also (mahayana and especially) zen.
I know also from web that there are zen monasteries in V., actually I was asking for some additional info.
Thanks, anyway.
peter