Chan Khong Monastery
Built in 1970, it was the first monastery that had been established
by the Master. It resides on "TaoPhung" ("Nui Lon") mountain, which belongs to Vung
Tau city. Chan Khong monastery is the foundation of the renovation of Vietnamese Zen
that the Master is pursuing.
The first program began in 1971 with 10 students. With the goal of practicing while
learning Buddhism, the students should thoroughly understand scriptures, discourses,
and disciplines. This would help them to evade misperceptions which could lead to
health problems. Meanwhile, they could preserve the principle of Vietnamese Zen. This
is a three-year program.
Later on, the Master conducted rules and repentance
sessions for his students at Chan Khong monastery.
This monastery has been a great benefit to all people (monastic practitioners or laities)
in Vietnam and other nations.
In 1974, the second program established. The total at the time was 28 students. The
monastery still functioned until 1986, it was closed due to several impacts of the
society. However, in 1995, it was reconstructed and functioned again.
monks, 10+ nuns
Head Monk: Venerable
Thich Phuoc Hao
Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Thuan Tinh
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