Refuge Ceremony, Dong Hung Temple, October 5, 2016

Three members of the Sangha, Mike, Chris and Shon, took refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  The Venerable Thich Tri Hoang, Master Monk and founder of the Dharma Teacher Order presided. Assisting him with the service were the temple’s Abbot, the Venerable Thich Chuc Hoi and Dharma Master, the Venerable Thich Chuc Thanh.

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September Dhamma Talk

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Ven. Chuc Thanh, Mark and Curtis traveled to Southern Shores, NC for the NC Dharma talk on September 26, 2016.  We had a group of 13 people attending the session, 6 who were visiting the group for the first time.

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All Lives Matter

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By Dave Edmonds

Actually I think "all lives matter" is a pretty profound challenge. What if we were to decide to practice with this for a few days? We could decide that wherever we go we could remind ourselves of this - no matter who we see we could just repeat this simple phrase to ourselves.

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Philanthropy in Action

Philanthropy in Action

For the 4th year, Dong Hung Temple - Buddhist Education Center of American opened its pristine grounds and welcoming doors to the entire Tidewater community for The Great Compassion Festival on July 16 and 17, 2016.  

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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
Tuesdays, 7pm-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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