BIOGRAPHY OF MOST VENERABLE THICH TRI TINH
- In 1937: ordained by Most Venerable Thich Hong Xung at Van Linh Temple, Tịnh Bien District, Chau Doc Province, (today known as An Giang Pronvice), given Dharma name Nhat Binh, posthumous title Thien Chanh, under 41th generation of dòng Thiền Lâm Tế Gia Phổ.
- In 1940: studied Buddhism at Level 1 at
- In 1941: Became a novice at Quoc An Temple and was has given posthumous title Tri Tinh by the Most Venerable Thich Tri Do.
- In 1945: Came back to the South and set up
- In 1946: received the Bhikkhuni ordination and the Bodhisattva ordination at Long An Temple in Sa Dec.
- In 1948: Set up Lien Hai Buddhism School for Van Phuoc Temple in Binh Tri Dong Commune, Long Hung Thuong District, Can Tho Province (known as Binh Chanh District today, Ho Chi Minh City) and help the position of Director.
-In 1950: Shut himself off in
- In 1951: With Most Venerable Thich Thien Hoa merged 03 Buddhism Schools of Lien Hai, Mai Son, Sung Duc into
- In 1953: Started construction of Van Duc Temple in Thu Duc.
- In 1955: Established the Pure Land Fellowship Society at Van Duc Temple, Thu Duc District; held the position of Teacher of Duties at the Tu Hieu Formal Ceremony of Ordination in
- In 1957: Held the position of Deputy Executive President cum Chief of Education Board for South Vietnam Buddhist Shangha and organised Tathagata’s Messengers Classes at
-In 1959: At the Second Assembly (on the 10th and 11th September, 1959) at An Quang Temple: appointed at Executive President of National Vietnam Buddhist Shangha; Master of the Rules of the Discipline at Hai Duc Formal Ceremony of Ordination in Nha Trang.
- From 1960 – 1962: Master of the Rules of the Discipline for the Formal Ceremonies of Ordination at An
- In 1962: Appointed as Deputy Dean of Hai Duc – Nha Trang Buddhism Institute of Central Areas by the Central Buddhist Congregation.
- In 1964: Head of Delegation of South Vietnam Buddhist Shangha to attend the Assembly of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha at Xa Loi Temple and His Most Venerable was promoted as the General of General Department of Sangha’s proceedings.
- In 1964: Master of the Rules of the Discipline for the Quang Duc Formal Ceremonies of Ordination at
- In 1965: Announcer for the Ceremony of Ordination at
- In 1966: Master of the Rules of the Discipline for the Quang Duc Formal Ceremonies of Ordination at
- In 1966 – 1968: Appointed as Chief Secretary of Supreme Patriarch at the second Assembly of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.
- Từ In 1968 – 1971: Part of Teaching Staff at
- In 1969: Master of the Rules of the Discipline for the Quang Duc Formal Ceremonies of Ordination at
-Từ In 1970 – 1975: Head of Buddhism Faculty at Van Hanh-Sai Gon University.
- In 1971 – 1991: Dean of
- In 1973: Head of Pali Translation Council under Supreme Patriarch of National
- Từ In 1974 – 1981: Deputy of Buddhism Propaganda Institute of National
- In 1974 up to now: Advisor for Management Board at An Quang Temple and its other premises.
- In 1975: Appointed as Head of Board for Buddhist Jewels Design at
- In 1976: Member of
- In 198: Teacher of the Rules of the Discipline cum Chief Examiner for the Thien Hoa Formal Ceremonies of Ordination at An
- In 1980: Deputy of Appeal Board for National
- From 4 - 7 11/1981: His Most Venerable was appointed to be a Member of the Recognition Council and was recommended to be Deputy Standing President of Executive Council, Head of Sangha’s proceedings of the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha at the National Buddhist Delegates’ Meetings.
- In 1982 – 1987: Head of Sangha’s proceedings of the
- From In 1984 to present: President of Executive Council, Head of Shangha’s Proceedings Central Committee of the National Vietnam Buddhist Shangha.
- In 1984 – 2001: Most Venerable Teacher for the Formal Ceremonies of Ordination at An
- In 1984: His Most Venerable was appointed as Member of Chairman’s Board of Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee at its Third National Meeting and as Deputy Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee at its Fourth National Meeting;.
- In 1994: was appointed as Deputy Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee at its Eighth National Meeting
- In 2004: Most Venerable for the Tri Tan Formal Ceremonies of Ordination held by Binh Duong Province Buddhist Executive Council.
- In 2005, Most Venerable for the 4th Thien Hoa Formal Ceremonies of Ordination held by Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province Buddhist Executive Council.
II. TRANSLATION ACHIVEMENTS:
1. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka Sutra: 08 volumes
2. Adornment Flower Sutra: 08 volumes
3. Great Nibbana Sutra : 02 volumes
4. Great Prajana Sutra : 03 volumes
5. Kinh Đại Bảo Tích + Đại Tập : 12 volumes
6. Boddhisattva of Universal Knowledge’s Vows Sutra: 01 volume
7. Sutra of Past Vows of Earth Store Boddhisattva: 01 volume
8. Three Jewels Sutra: 01 volume
9. Bhikkhunis’ Rules: 01 volume
10. Bodhisattvas Rules: 01 volume
11. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka Sutra Key Parts: Brief
12. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka Sutra Intepretation: Brief
13. Pure Land Fellowship Society Book : 01 volume
14. Pathway to
15. Beholding the Buddha-nature interpretation: 01 volume
III. DEVELOPMENT OF PREMESES:
- In 1995: restored and renovated Van Linh Temple and To Hong Xung Towner at
- In 2001: restored Main Hall,
- In 2002: Main sponsor for renovation of Office 2 for the Central Buddhist Congregation, Quang Duc Meditation Centre.
- In 2004: Developed the Main Hall and Previous Masters Alter at Van Duc Temple.
English translated by Hoa Chi Truong Thuy Nga