The fundamental mission of the Ananda Viet Foundation, Inc. (AVF) is to encourage creative literary writings - producing articles, essays and books that meet the needs of the people in order to propagate the Buddha Dharma, and to enrich the spiritual life of the general public.
AVF encourages people -- young and old, Buddhist and non-Buddhist -- to write in Vietnamese about:
the impacts of Buddhism on their own lives, parents, Dharma masters, friends and the world around them;
how they discovered, studied and practiced Buddhism;
how they feel a responsibility to share their faith and to preserve the world peace;
and anything they have seen, heard, felt, and known while living according to Dhamma.
Since our mission is to share the Buddha Dharma for greater understanding and to foster world peace AVF will organize yearly contest and present prizes for best literary work to honor writers.