Speech on the United Nations Day of Vesak

by Mr. Samak Sundaravej,Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, at United Nations Conference Centre (18/5/2008)

Your Holinesses,

Most Venerable Members of the Sangha,

Most Venerable Rector of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,

Mr. Executive Secretary,


Distinguished Participants,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Read more: Speech on the United Nations Day of Vesak

Dong Hung Buddhist Temple got final decision

The Lucky Buddha at Dong Hung TempleBy Chuc Thanh

April 29, 2009

Virginia Beach, Virginia – on April 28, 2009 the Virginia Beach City council with 10 out of 11 votes agreed to let Dong Hung Buddhist temple hold religious services at their Temple in Pungo.

The plaintiffs had filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the city had violated their religious freedoms by denying them a permit last year.

Read more: Dong Hung Buddhist Temple got final decision

City council allows monks to hold services at home

By Deirdre Fernandes
The Virginian-Pilot
© April 29, 2009


The City Council voted unanimously to let a group of Buddhist monks hold religious services at their home in Pungo.

The monks can hold mediation services on Sundays with no more than 20 people, and festivals must be held elsewhere. The monks cannot put more statues in their yard, and the landscaping must be maintained. The conditions of the use permit approved by the council were outlined in a tentative settlement filed in federal court in March.

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Buddha's Birthday invitation letter


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

To show our respect and remember the birth of the Sakya Muni Buddha, Dong Hung Buddhist temple will mark this important event with a special ceremony making 2633 years of celebrating Buddha’s Birthday day on:

6.00 PM Sunday, May 17, 2009 at Philippine Cultural Center 4857 Baxter Rd. Virginia Beach VA 23462

You’ll enjoy the Buddha’s Birthday with many interesting things with entertainment such as the Dragon dance, music, vegetarian food etc…


On behalf of Dong Hung Buddhist Temple


Ven. Thich Chuc Hoi


For more information please contact: (757) 818 -3841/ 305-7498

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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