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Our teacher - Thich Nhat Hanh
Monastics chanting in a Day of Mindfulness
Monastics chanting in front of audiences

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  1. Temperature in Ngong Ping is 5-7 °C different from that in the downtown, and the weather there can be unpredictable.  So please check the latest weather forecast before setting off and bring extra clothing/rain gear to keep warm and dry.
  2. Please dress in a respectful manner when coming to Lotus Pond Temple or Plum Village Hong Kong/AIAB, which is a monastery. Please refrain from wearing revealing clothing such as shorts, tank tops (singlets), tight yoga clothes or V-neck clothes. Loose attire covering shoulders and knees is recommended.  It is comfortable for sitting meditation, and will make all participants and our monastic brothers and sisters feel at ease.
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Upcoming Events

Sunday Day of Mindfulness – 2024.06.02

  •  2024-06-02 09:30 - 17:00
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  Free (donations are welcome)

Information of the activity Registration link will be open on Monday night approximately 10:00 pm and ended on Friday evening 18:00, or the capacity are fully occupied.

Friday Night Mindfulness Practice (2024 May/June)

  •  2024-06-21 19:00 - 21:00
  •  Zoom / Central

Book reading in these two months: The Art of Power. Our mind has a habit of running, not being able to be present in the here and now. Mindfulness is the kind of energy we generate when we bring our mind back to our body and be aware of what is going on in the present moment, in us and around us. Friday Night Practice is a “lite” mindful practice in town. Every two weeks there is Friday Night Practice, we have a chance to practice Mindfulness together with others in the community. We can generate a powerful collective energy that can bring healing and transformation in ourselves and the world with the community after a busy week. The following is our schedule for May and June. Dates Date Time (UTC +8) Location Language 2024 May 3rd 19:30 – 21:15 Online (Zoom) English 2024 May 17th 19:00 – 21:00 Central Cantonese 2024 June 7th 19:30 – 21:15 Online (Zoom) English 2024 June 21st 19:00 – 21:00 Central Cantonese Joining the practice is free and require no previous experience. For practices online the zoom link will be provided upon successful registration. Please join 5 minutes earlier to settle ourselves down in silence. Registration here is only for online practices. The registration to Central will be open on Monday of that week. Please visit this page again by then.

Sunday Day of Mindfulness & The Opening of the 3 months Rain Retreat – 2024.05.26

  •  2024-05-26 10:00 - 16:30
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  Free (donations are welcome)

The Face to Face Ceremony for the Bhikkhuni The annual 3-month monastic summer rain retreat at AIAB, will be started on Sunday May 26, 2024 to August 25, 2024. To mark the opening of the Rain Retreat, Sunday Day of Mindfulness will be adjusted as follows: 10:00 Walking Meditation 11:00 Face to Face Peaceful Dwelling Ceremony 12:30 Lunch 13:45 Total Relaxation 15:00 Tea Meditation / Farewell You are welcome to join us for the Day of Mindfulness and for the opening of the rain retreat. Please note that there is no Children Program and no Introduction for New Friends sessions. If you are first time to join us, please enjoy your breathing and smile, and follow the flow. The registration linkage will be open on Monday around 22:00

Sunday Day of Mindfulness & Vesak Celebration – 2024.05.19

  •  2024-05-19 10:00 - 13:00
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  Free (donations are welcome)

Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism / Plum Village Hong Kong is celebrating Vesak, the Buddha’s birthday on May 19, 2024. You are welcome to join us with your family and friends. The schedule is as follows: 10:00 Walking Meditation 10:45 Dharma Talk 11:30 Bathing the baby Buddha – Getting in touch with the Buddha within Picnic Lunch and Farewell Language: English with Cantonese Translation Please register with the linkage provided.  This will help us to prepare lunch.      

星期五晚共修@中環– 2024.05.17

  •  2024-05-17 19:00 - 21:00
  •  中環(詳細地址於成功報名後,在報名系統中顯示)
  •  免費(歡迎隨喜)

每月第三個星期五在中環舉行「星期五晚共修@中環」,是在市內「輕型」實體版修習活動,以粵語溝通為主。我們有機會與社區的其他同修一起練習正念,並由資深在家眾修習朋友一同分享。 我們在集體修習中,可產生強大的能量,在忙碌的一周之後,為我們自己和世界帶來療癒和轉化。 參加共修不需要任何經驗和費用,建議穿著寬鬆舒適的衣服,亦希望大家能預早 10 分鐘到達,好讓能夠讓身心平靜下來。星期五晚共修@中環必須報名。報名連續會在該活動的星期一晚上十時開放,直至星期四黃昏六時或額滿即止。 地點:中環 (詳細地址會在成功報名後,在Google link 最後一頁顯示) 當你填妥表格後,按下「提交」或 submit 後,請留意系統發出的確認信息。內含地址。我們不再另發電郵確認。如果您有任何問題,請發送電子郵件至 rainofcompassion.pvhk@gmail.com。 我們期待在周五晚上的練習中與您一起練習。  

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AIAB 2024 May Newsletter

As summer approaches, the weather in Hong Kong begins to shift perceptibly. The gentle breezes and stirring winds herald the onset of seasonal storms. May everyone find their own tranquility through our mindfulness practices, regardless of the tempestuous weather that lies ahead. Past Events March Retreat Lotus Pond Temple Friends receiving the Five Mindfulness Training We had our first Spring Retreat in 2024 from Mar 28 to Apr 1st. Same as our previous retreats, it was a full house. The theme of the retreat was Dhammapada: Chapter on Auspicious Signs. We were glad to have Sr. Trang Nghiem, Sr. Si Nghiem, one of the first Hong Kong Sister ordained under Plum Village tradition, and Thay Phap Kham, the Director of the Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism, explaining the Sutra and elaborating on how we can put it into daily practices. On the morning of the last day, we had the Five Mindfulness Trainings transmission ceremony. More than 20 friends received the Training and vowed to follow it as their lifestyle. If you are interested to join our future retreats, here is the upcoming retreat schedule. src: Fb post Upcoming Events Sunday Day of Mindfulness Sunday Day of Mindfulness is led by AIAB monastics to integrate mindfulness into daily life. Every Sunday, through a series of mindfulness practice activities, we can enjoy the happiness of being present in the moment. In addition, practicing together as a sangha is an enjoyable experience and strengthens our practice. More details and the schedule are here. Participants please register on the website. Schedule: Every Sunday at 9:30am Venue: Lantau Island, Lotus Pond Temple. See here for transportation options. Friday Night Practices Friday Night Practice is a “lite” mindful practice in town. We will have singing meditation, sitting meditation, walking meditation, passage reading, and dharma sharing. Through the evening practice we will generate a collective energy that bring healing and transformation in ourselves and the world […]

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AIAB 2024 March Newsletter

Dear, Last month, it was the Lunar New Year and we had a chance to gather, relax, and celebrate it together. We hope everyone have a peaceful new year and we vow to diligently put our practices into our lives. Past Events Plum Village Chinese New Year Parallels Spacious Mind – Inclusive Heart At this new year we have a chance to look at how much room there is in our heart and how much space there is in our mind. We can practice to enlarge the capacity of our heart and mind every day. We may notice that there is someone we have not yet allowed into our heart and we begin to look deeply to see how we can allow that person a place in our heart. Download and read more about the parallels. Lunar New Year Celebration (Feb 9 – 11) There was Lunar New Year celebration in Plum Village HK in the past month. We had a chance to listen to the oracles from tales of Kieu and visiting monastics’ rooms in Lunar New Year. We paid our respect to our teacher, Thầy, and had the Oracle reading. The monastic suggested “mindful solution” to friends’ enquiry according to the verse that the friend got. We also saw the Lion Dancing in Bamboo Forest Monastery, where monastic brothers are living. The naughty lion and the “Bug Head Buddha” played around. Friends used red pockets to attract the lion to come close to them. It was full of laughter. The monastic decorated their room so peaceful and elegant. We sat down, chatted, drank tea., enjoying the moment being together. Upcoming Events Spring Retreat Theme of the retreat: Teachings on the Auspicious Sign In this retreat, we will have the chance to learn the Dhammapada: Chapter on Auspicious Signs (Sutra 211, Volume 4) and the Discourse on Happiness (Mahamangala Sutta, Sutta Nipata 2.4). It is wonderful and assuring to […]

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2024 AIAB Celebrated the Year of Dragon

On the first day of CNY, the fourth fold sangha gathered in Lotus Pond Temple while the city was still sleeping. We paid our respect to our teacher, Thấy. We vowed to practice diligently in the coming year. After the ceremony, we had Oracle reading. Monastic suggested “mindful solution” to friends’ enquiry according to the verse that the friend got. We, then, had mindful picnic lunch. In the afternoon, there was Lion Dancing in Bamboo Forest Monastery, the place where Brothers are living. The naughty lion and the “Bug Head Buddha” played around. Friends used Red Pockets to attract the lion came closed to them. It was full of laughter. Then, we visited Brothers’ room. This is the only chance lay friends visit monastic’s room every year. Brothers decorated their room so peaceful and elegant. We sat down, chatted, drank tea. Enjoyed the moment being together. Some friends left and went home due to the traffic, while some friends stayed to have dinner and had tea, coffee in their room again.     On the second day of CNY, we didn’t have the morning sitting and chanting. We slept until 7, woke up and had breakfast. The other activities were same as the first day, except this time was Sisters’ turn. Thanks to the monastic’s beautiful work. They just came back from Vietnam a week ago.  

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2024 AIAB Retreats Schedule

Hereunder is the 2024 schedule.  Please pencil down your calendar. Mar. 28 – April 1 5-Day/4-Night Spring Retreat (Easter Holidays) July 17-21 5-Day/4-Night Summer Family Retreat July 31 – August 4 5-Day/4-Night  Educator Retreat Oct. 23 – 27 5-Day/4-Night  Mind-Body Wellbeing Retreat These retreats will be conducted in English with Cantonese translation.

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2024 Plum Village Chinese New Year Parallels

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