Bhikkhu Thich Tam Huy, head of the Truc Lam Zen Monastery, highlighted the meaning and importance of Buddha's birthday; and called on everyone to do good deeds, and attain enlightenment for themselves and others.

Bhikkhu Thich Tam Huy chairs Buddha statue bathing ritual.

Buddhist dignitaries and followers prayed for peace in the world, and good health and happiness for everyone. They then participated in a Buddha statue bathing ritual.

The Truc Lam Zen Monastery was built in 1976 and completed in 1990 in the Paris suburban town of Villebon-sur-Yvette. It is a gathering place of Vietnamese Buddhist in France.

Earlier, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang offered incense at Khuong Viet pagoda, in Orsay city, nearly 4km from the Truc Lam Zen Monastery.

Source: VNA