VietNamNet Bridge – Buddhism Culture Week will take place at Tu Dam pagoda, in the central city of Hue from March 1-7, with presentations by famous scholars and scientists, a photo exhibition, and meetings between senior monks and local young people.

On this occasion, 108 photos captured by Thich Minh Hien in nearly ten years will be introduced at an exhibition named “Japanese and Tibet land and people”.

Hue residents will also have a chance to meet and listen to presentations made by famous scholars, for example a presentation about conflicts between civilizations by Professor Cao Huy Thuan on March 2, Zen and health by doctor Do Hong Ngoc, Buddhism in a multi-cultural context by Dr. Thai Kim Lan on March 3, Hue characteristics in Vietnamese culture by Professor Buu y, Indian identity by writer Ho Anh Thai.

Taste of Cherry, a film by Abbas Kiarostami which won the Golden Palm award of the Cannes Film Festival 2007, will be screened.

Artists from the Hue Conservatory of Music will have a special concert with music pieces by Pham Duy, Trinh Cong Son and famous western classical music works.

The event is held to celebrate the UN Vesak Day celebration, which will be held in Vietnam from May 13-17, 2008.

(Source: Tuoi Tre)

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