bat nha monastery

This is what I get when I post first thing in the morning before checking the Interwebs. Whereas that silly little comic may be noteworthy, it’s pretty clear the big story on the Buddhist web today is Vietnam.

This is a breaking story, but it seems to be a long-time coming. From what I can tell (and forgive me if I’ve gotten facts wrong), the government was prepared to evict monks and nuns from Bat Nha Monastery (Prajna Monastery) on September 2. That deadline passed but over the past twenty-four hours, a mob has descended on the monastery and has used violent force to evict its resident monks and nuns.

Arun has posted a series of videos on his Angry Asian Buddhist blog. Help spread the word.