550 monks, nuns receive certificates for Buddhist studies

VOVNews, Sept 8, 2009

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Nearly 550 monks and nuns have graduated from the 6th training course of the Vietnam Buddhist Studies Institute, with 49 percent of them receiving excellent certificates.

This was the first training course held in Ho Chi Minh City. The certificate award ceremony was held at Pho Quang Pagoda in the city.

Venerable Thich Quang Hieu, a new graduate, said that with four years of hard study at the Institute, trainees have gained knowledge and improved their moral character in order to better serve their religious cause, human life and other people.