Great Bell at Plum Village Hong Kong
Our teacher - Thich Nhat Hanh
Monastics chanting in a Day of Mindfulness
Monastics chanting in front of audiences

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Sunday Day of Mindfulness – 2022.10.02

  •  2022-10-02 09:30 - 17:00
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau
  •  Free

The Day of Mindfulness (DOM) is mainly facilitated by the monks and nuns of AIAB with the intention to bring the practices of Buddhism into daily life. It is a day for us to experience the happiness of the present moment simply by having a series of mindfulness practice activities. The mindfulness practice will help us to become more focus and attentive in our daily life. Practicing together is indeed very happy and enjoyable! The DOM is free-of-charge and welcomes all, regardless of your religious background and experiences. The program of the DOM is temporary adjusted to as follows: Time Program 09:30 Orientation for new friends 10:00 Walking Meditation 11:00 Dharma Talk 12:30 Lunch (footnote 1) 14:30 1st week  – 5 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation Ceremony & Dharma Discussion 2nd week – Dharma Discussion / separate activities for Wake Up Group (footnote 2) 3rd week – 14 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation Ceremony & Dharma Discussion 4th week – Q&A / Children Program & Dharma Discussion   We will open the space for 80 friends to join the DOM on first-come-first serve basis. Registration window will be open on every Monday 22:00 until Friday 22:00, or seats are fully occupied. Language: English with Cantonese Translation You are encouraged to stay for the whole day to practice and nourish your body and mind. Should you have any question, please email to aiab@pvfhk.org. We look forward to practice with you. Breathe & Smile, AIAB monastic   Footnote: With HK Government’s guidelines, we cannot offer lunch. Please enjoy vegetarian lunch in nearby Ngong Ping restaurants. Wake Up Group welcomes aged 18 – 35 young people. A separate activities will be led by the monastic.

Friday Night Mindfulness Practice (2022 Sep / Oct)

  •  2022-10-28 19:30 - 21:15
  •  Online (Zoom)
  •  free

Bi-monthly Theme: Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society With raging wars and social unrests on today’s globe, we have pressing need for more mutual understanding and a universal ethics to foster world peace. Drawing from the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh offered us a non-sectarian approach to transcend partisan conflicts and preserve our precious planet. In the coming four Friday Nights, we will be practicing together and reading Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest book ‘Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society’. Please join us and practice applying Buddhist teaching in our citizenship. Dates Date Language 2022 Sep 9th English 2022 Sep 23rd Cantonese 2022 Oct 14th English 2022 Oct 28th Cantonese Time: 19:30 – 21:15 (UTC +8) Format: Zoom (zoom link will be sent upon event registration) Please join 5 minutes earlier to settle ourselves down in silence.

Sunday Day of Mindfulness – 2022.09.25

  •  2022-09-25 09:30 - 16:30
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau
  •  Free

The Day of Mindfulness (DOM) is mainly facilitated by the monks and nuns of AIAB with the intention to bring the practices of Buddhism into daily life. It is a day for us to experience the happiness of the present moment simply by having a series of mindfulness practice activities. The mindfulness practice will help us to become more focus and attentive in our daily life. Practicing together is indeed very happy and enjoyable! The DOM is free-of-charge and welcomes all, regardless of your religious background and experiences. The program of the DOM is temporary adjusted to as follows: Time Program 09:30 Orientation for new friends 10:00 Walking Meditation 11:00 Dharma Talk 12:30 Lunch (footnote 1) 14:30 1st week  – 5 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation Ceremony & Dharma Discussion 2nd week – Dharma Discussion / separate activities for Wake Up Group (footnote 2) 3rd week – 14 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation Ceremony & Dharma Discussion 4th week – Q&A / Children Program & Dharma Discussion   We will open the space for 80 friends to join the DOM on first-come-first serve basis. Registration window will be open on every Monday 22:00 until Friday 22:00, or seats are fully occupied. Language: English with Cantonese Translation You are encouraged to stay for the whole day to practice and nourish your body and mind. Should you have any question, please email to aiab@pvfhk.org. We look forward to practice with you. Breathe & Smile, AIAB monastic   Footnote: With HK Government’s guidelines, we cannot offer lunch. Please enjoy vegetarian lunch in nearby Ngong Ping restaurants. Wake Up Group welcomes aged 18 – 35 young people. A separate activities will be led by the monastic.

Education University of Hong Kong – Day of Mindfulness (2022-09-24)

  •  2022-09-24 10:00 - 12:00
  •  zoom
  •  Free

Dear Friends, The Monthly Day of Mindfulness for Educators will be held in late September. In times of changes and challenges, maintaining the happiness and well-being is essential for educators, students, and parents. Being personally supported by mindfulness practice, the positive impact will naturally be transmitted to classrooms and families.  Details are as follows: Date: 24 September 2022 (Saturday) Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 nn Tentative Schedule  Time  Content  10:00am – 10:15am Introduction of Practice 10:15am – 10:45am Introduction of Sitting and guided Sitting Meditation 10:45am – 11:45 am Dharma Talk 11:45am – 12:00nn Q&A 12:00 nn Farewell   Format: Online Workshop (Zoom) Language: English with Cantonese translation Fee: Free of charge Enrolment: https://eduhk.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MsJt7J9XhC0RRc (Deadline for enrolment: Noon of 21 Sep 2022) The confirmation email with Zoom link will be sent by the afternoon of 22 Sep 2022. Thank you very much for your continuous support to our Monthly Day of Mindfulness. Hope you can find the inner peace and enlightenment through this online Mindfulness workshop. For enquiries, please feel free to email us at spiritualityedu@eduhk.hk or aiab@pvfhk.org. Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism/Plum Village Hong Kong Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, EdUHK  

Sunday Day of Mindfulness – 2022.09.18

  •  2022-09-18 09:30 - 17:00
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  Free

The Day of Mindfulness (DOM) is mainly facilitated by the monks and nuns of AIAB with the intention to bring the practices of Buddhism into daily life. It is a day for us to experience the happiness of the present moment simply by having a series of mindfulness practice activities. The mindfulness practice will help us to become more focus and attentive in our daily life. Practicing together is indeed very happy and enjoyable! The DOM is free-of-charge and welcomes all, regardless of your religious background and experiences. The program of the DOM is temporary adjusted to as follows: Time Program 09:30 Orientation for new friends 10:00 Walking Meditation 11:00 Dharma Talk 12:30 Lunch (footnote 1) 14:30 1st week  – 5 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation Ceremony & Dharma Discussion 2nd week – Dharma Discussion / separate activities for Wake Up Group (footnote 2) 3rd week – 14 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation Ceremony & Dharma Discussion 4th week – Q&A / Children Program & Dharma Discussion   We will open the space for 80 friends to join the DOM on first-come-first serve basis. Registration window will be open on every Monday 22:00 until Friday 22:00, or seats are fully occupied. Language: English with Cantonese Translation You are encouraged to stay for the whole day to practice and nourish your body and mind. Should you have any question, please email to aiab@pvfhk.org. We look forward to practice with you. Breathe & Smile, AIAB monastic

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Notes for Visiting – Prevention & Control of COVID-19

Under Cap. 599F Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation, religious venues are included in the Scheduled Premises. When you visit Lotus Pond Temple, upon arrival, please go to the Dinning hall to use your “Leave Home Safe” mobile application to scan the QR code, and scan your Vaccine Pass If you are not feeling well fail to provide the captioned QR codes for scanning, or invalid Vaccine Pass have positive test result on Rapid Antigen Test or COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test within 7 days Please stay at home and take rest. Thank you.

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Plum Village – Year of Tiger Couplet

This the couplet for the Year of Tiger. Plum Village prepares couplet every year in Vietnamese, Chinese, and English, as a suggested practice throughout the year. Please feel free to download and print on colour paper. 2022 Couplet Couplet in Chinese Couplet in English Couplet in Vietnamese Couplet in Red

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Memorial Services for Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in Hong Kong

I am a continuation, like the rain is a continuation of the cloud. – Thich Nhat Hanh Our Beloved Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh (Thầy) has passed away peacefully at Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam, on 22nd January, 2022, at the age of 95. The translated announcement from Plum Village French. Thầy had a long connection with Hong Kong. He had his first visit to Hong Kong back at 1966 and then came to Hong Kong for retreats and teaching tours for five times in the years 2001, 2002, 2007, 2010 and 2013. In Thầy’s last visit to Hong Kong, Thầy gave a public talk at the Hong Kong Coliseum for 10,000 people. He had briefly stayed in the Po Lin Monastery and the Lotus Pond Temple at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island before. We would like to invite you to join the Hong Kong sangha for a 7-day memorial services and practice at your own convenient time or follow our live-streams of ceremony sessions from Lotus Pond Temple with the following schedule. You are also invited to pay tribute to Thầy in person at the LOTUS POND TEMPLE, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island during the 7 days from 09:00 to 16:00. Ceremonies will also be hosted by our monasteries in Asia, Europe, and the US. Please refer to the Plum Village International website for more details. The following is the memorial services for continuing Thầy in the Here and Now. DAY 1: 23 January (Sunday) Time Memorial Activity 08:45 Gather at Buddha Hall for sitting meditation 09:00 Ceremony for laying Thầy’s body in the casket – Live from VietnamWalking meditation before lunch if time permitted 13:45 Gather at Buddha Hall 14:00 Ceremony for inviting the Enlightened Spirit to settle and for Receiving the Memorial Patches (small yellow squares we will pin to our chests) 16:30 Ceremony of Offering and Paying Respects to the Enlightened Spirit of the Most Venerable Zen Master […]

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2021 Christmas & 2022 New Year Eve Activities

Dear friends, Here is the schedule for the coming Christmas and new year holidays activities. On 2021 Dec 26 (Sun), day after Christmas Day, there will be normal Sunday Day of Mindfulness. We will have Bi-In (gathering) to celebrate Christmas in the afternoon. You are welcome to share your favour X’mas songs and poems with friends. There will be NO activity on: 2021 December 24, 25, and 31 2022 January 1 and 2 May you have joyful holidays. Breathe & Smile, Monks and Nuns of AIAB/Plum Village Hong Kong

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Online Friday Night Practice (2021 H2)

  Poster (English) Poster (Chinese) Friday Night Practice at Central is a bi-weekly mindfulness practice with Plum Village tradition. Friday Night Practice is a “lite” mindful practice in town, allowing you to practice and nourish your mindfulness with the community after a busy week. Since the epidemic, we practice together through internet. Friday Night Practice is held on the 1st (in English) and the 3rd (in Cantonese) Friday of each month. Registration window will be opened on Monday of the event from 22:00, till Thursday 22:00. A confirmation email will be sent to you after registration closed. If you don’t find it, please check your junk/trash folder, or let us know. Should you have any question, please email to rainofcompassion.pvhk@gmail.com. We look forward practicing with you in Friday Night Practice. Time: 19:00 – 21:00 2021 2nd Half Tentative Schedule Date Language Jul 16, 2021 Cantonese Aug 06, 2021 English Aug 20, 2021 Cantonese Sep 03, 2021 English Sep 17, 2021 Cantonese Oct 01, 2021 — no practice organized — Oct 15, 2021 Cantonese Nov 05, 2021 English Nov 19, 2021 Cantonese Dec 03, 2021 English Dec 17, 2021 Cantonese Breathe & Smile, Friday Night Practice team Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism / Plum Village Hong Kong

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