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Cultural series – the mysteries of Đạo Mẫu (Mother Goddess worship)

October 28, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Its been a while since we have had a presentation specifically about Đạo Mẫu – mother goddess worship. We often touch on it in our waking tours and other lectures but its been a few years since we have dedicated an event to this fascinating, highly complex, multi-layered belief system. With Trần Đoàn Lâm’s help (who is skilled at explaining intricate topics in an easy to understand way) we unravel the mysteries of this world of intangible heritage.

‘Mother Goddess Worship or Đạo Mẫu , which began in the 16th century in Vietnam, is the worship of the incarnation of nature goddesses. The practice of the belief in Mother Goddesses has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity’. (vietnamnet.vn) 

  • How and why did this form of worship arise
  • Who are the mother goddesses?
  • What do the colours of white, red and green signify
  • What is the process of the trance rituals and who are the mediums? And what does the ceremony entail?
  • Mother Goddess worship linked with Taosim and Buddhism ….

These topics and many more will be discussed

Venue: Dinh Lang Viet Space, in the heart of the Trung Tu/Dang Van Ngu dormitory area.  For those not familiar with the venue detailed information will be sent to those confirmed on the event.

RSVP to stella@fvheritage.org

Space for up to 20 people.

250,000 VND pp to cover contribution to the venue, hosts and also some refreshments at the end of the talk


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October 28, 2023
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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