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Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop “soul summoning” and “bad karma eviction” ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam.Tens of thousands of worshippers have been paying the 18th century Ba Vang pagoda in northern Quang Ninh province between 1 million and several hundred million dong (US$45-US$13,500) to have their bad karma vanquished, according to the state-run Lao Dong newspaper.The Committee for Religious Affairs, a government…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Saturday, 23 March

 

 

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