1,500 international delegates attends the 2019 UN Day of Vesak Celebrations in Vietnam.
Under the theme “Buddhism’s Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies” Vesak 2019 celebrarations is chaired by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in coordination with the International Council for the Day of Vesak (ICDV).
The Vesak 2019 program will include five international workshops and a seminar on Vietnamese Buddhism. In the framework of the event, five forums discussing the responsible leadership for sustainable societies, Buddhism’s approach to harmonious family, education, and responsible consumption, and Buddhism and the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be held. Some 398 presentations in English from foreign scholars and 110 others by Vietnamese researchers have been sent to the event.
Spiritual and cultural events will be held on the sidelines of the celebrations, like the Bathing of the Buddha ritual, requiems, a lantern night, photo exhibitions on world heritage pagodas, an exhibition on Buddhist antiques, and an art exchange.