A delegation of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) led by Most Venerable
Thich Tri Quang, Deputy Head of the VBS Executive Council, is paying a
visit to Cambodia from June 11-13.
At a meeting with
the Cambodian Minister of Cults and Religious Affairs Min Khin, in
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June 12, the Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang
said the VBS delegation’s current visit to Cambodia is to bolster the
relationship the Vietnamese and Cambodian peoples have with Buddhism.
Minister Khin briefed the delegation on the development of Buddhism in
Cambodia since the country escaped from the genocidal regime of Pol Pot
in 1979 with only one monk alive. Cambodia now has more than 4,300
pagodas and almost 60,000 monks.
The country has three
Buddhist universities and will soon have a post graduate course in
Buddhism, said the Cambodian Minister.
Venerable Quang used the occasion to invite the Great Supreme Patriarch
Tep Vong of the Mohanikaya sect and the Supreme Patriarch Bou Kry of the
Thomayut Tekanikaya sect to visit Vietnam .
the same day, the delegation visited the Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong and
the Supreme Patriarch Bou Kry at the Ut Nalom and the Svay Pho Pe