Special Events

On March 2, 2001, Zen Master Thich Thanh Tu attended a ceremony in North Vietnam and placed the first brick on the land, where Truc Lam Yen Tu monastery is built. It's currently under construction and expected to be finished by the end of 2002.

On April 19, 2002, the Zen Master visited Australia.

Dharma lecturing occurs each Sunday at Ngoc Chieu monastery, California. Contact: Nun Thich Nu Hue Thuong at (714) 590-9545.

From 10/18/02 - 10/21/02
The Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu was at monastery Bo De to participate in its inauguration.

From 10/21/02 - 10/27/02
The Most Venerable visited the following monasteries: Chieu Kien (New York), Hoa Nghiem (Virginia), Chan Nhien (Penn.).

From 10/27/02 - 11/4/02
The Most Venerable visited Quang Chieu monastery in Texas.

On 11/4/02
The Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu arrived at Dai Dang monastery in San Diego, California.

On 11/5/02
Bihkkhu/Bhikknuni precepts ordainment ceremony conducted by the Most Venerable.

On 11/6/02
Brief lecture to the Buddhists. Then, at 10 a.m., the Most Venerable met with journalists for interviews.

On 11/7/02
At 2 p.m. - The ceremony of ordainment(renunciation).

On 11/8/02
The Most Venerable reserves all day for the Buddhists' visitation.

On 11/9/02
At 9 a.m. - Ordainment of Five Precepts to the laities.
At 2:30 - Dharma lecture by the Most Venerable.
At 5 p.m. - The Most Venerable visits Tam Hoa Meditation Group.

On 11/10/02
The Most Venerable visits Ngoc Chieu monastery in Anaheim, California.