Invitation The Fifth Great Compassion Festival


The Fifth Great Compassion Festival

Dear all Buddhist Followers,

Compassion Bodhisattva is considered to be a loving-kindness mother of all beings. She always listens to the crying of all and finds ways to help those who have an affiliation with her.

Within this suffering life, we all have at least one time to face challenging situations that we asked for help!  She is a symbol of compassion and wisdom. One of the reflecting methods to calm us down we learn from the Bodhisattva is practicing the ability to listen to our own crying for desires.

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Remembering The Vietnam War: A Day of Sharing

A group of local Vietnam veterans and members of the local Vietnamese community shared a powerful experience recently at the Dong Hung Temple in Virginia Beach where they discussed their Vietnam War experiences. WHRO worked in partnership with the Buddhist temple to organize the event. Richard Luong, a staff member at WHRO, attends the temple and suggested the idea to Buddhist monk Thich Chuc Thanh who serves at the temple.

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Summer “Day with the Sangha” Retreat

The temple hosted the English language based “Summer Day with the Sangha” retreat on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  Inviting the community through Facebook and Eventbrite to a casual way to be introduced to Buddhism resulted in over 50 people spending all or part of the day part of the day enjoying the various activities.  About half of the attendees were visiting the temple for the first time.

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Dear all Buddhist followers,
The Ullambana season is arriving, once again, for all Buddhists around the world. In order to raise filial piety, show our gratitude to our ancestors and honor the Vietnamese tradition, Dong Hung temple will celebrate the Ullambana festival on August 27, 2017 (July 6 lunar calendar) on the temple ground with the agenda below:


Weekly Schedule


8.00 am - 9.00 am: Public Services in English: Such as chanting, Meditation,  Dharma discussing

10:30 am – 12.30 pm: Public Services in Vietnamese: Such as chanting, Dharma discussing (with English translator), offering to the deceased ones 


English Dharma Class, open discussion.
@ Dharma Hall, Virginia Beach
1st, 2nd and 3rd  and 5thTuesdays, 7pm-8.30pm.

English Dharma Class, open discussion.
@ Pitts Center, Southern Shores, NC
4th Tuesday, 6.30pm - 8.30pm 


5:45 - 6:45 pm: One Hour Meditation. Public is welcome. English language introduction. Silent, seated meditation in the Dharma Hall.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Public service in English: Chanting, meditating, Dharma discussing in English


8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Chanting 21 time Great Compassion Mantra (Vietnamese)


423 Davis Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Phone: (757) 689 - 3408

Direct: 757 - 406 - 1726 (Mr. Mark P.)

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