An Quang pagoda

An Quang Pagoda is located in 243 Su Van Hanh street, district 10, Ho Chi Minh city.

The name An Quang means light of the (Dharma) Seal. This is a gathering place for Buddhist leaders in Ho Chi Minh city and a site of the Institute for Dharma Propagation. This pagoda has been at the focus of the development of modern Vietnamese Buddhism as the seat of the School of Buddhist Studies and the headquarters of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam.

An Quang pagoda

The pagoda has been expanded in number of buildings and size since its founding in 1948. They are having a library and a publishing house. However, the importance of the pagoda is in the large number of Dharma teachers who started from this place and the thousands of monks and nuns who received the training there.

 

Today, the An Quang pagoda serves as the headquarters of the Ho Chi Minh city Buddhist Sangha and it may serve as a place of reconciliation between the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and the Communist Party and Government who oppose it.

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