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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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Upcoming Events

Monthly Day of Mindfulness for Educators – 2022.11.26

  •  2022-11-26 10:00 - 12:00
  •  On line
  •  free

Dear Friends, The upcoming session of the Monthly Day of Mindfulness for Educators will be held in late November. 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: Tentative Schedule  Time  Content  10:00 am – 10:15 am Welcome & 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 nn Farewell  Format: Online Workshop (Zoom) Language: English with Cantonese translation Enrollment: https://eduhk.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0xmqNbmfU3M3b02 (Deadline for enrolment: Noon of 23 November 2022) The confirmation email with Zoom link will be sent in the afternoon of 24 November 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.   Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, EdUHK; & Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism/Plum Village Hong Kong    

Sunday Day of Mindfulness – 2022.11.27

  •  2022-11-27 09:30 - 16:30
  •  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     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 Nov / Dec)

  •  2022-12-16 19:00 - 21:00
  •  Online / Central
  •  Free of Charge

Bi-monthly Theme: Thich Nhat Hanh: At Home in the World Thought provoking and inspiring, “At Home in the World” is a collection of autobiographical stories from the life of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. They range from tales of his childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam, to his years as a teenage novice, young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam. In this book, we also see him travelling widely to teach mindfulness, founding practice centers and monasteries around the globe, and influencing world leaders. In the coming four Friday Nights, we will be practicing together and reading Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s book ‘At Home in the World’. Please join us in this practice. Dates Date Time (UTC +8) Location Language 2022 Nov 11th 19:30 – 21:15 Online (Zoom) English 2022 Nov 18th 19:00 – 21:00 Central Cantonese 2022 Dec 2nd 19:30 – 21:15 Online (Zoom) English 2022 Dec 16th 19:00 – 21:00 Central Cantonese The address in Central is: Room 1701, 121 Des Voeux Road Central, Far East Consortium Building, Central Register on the side to receive the link in the Zoom room. Please join 5 minutes earlier to settle ourselves down in silence.

Sunday Day of Mindfulness – 2022.11.20

  •  2022-11-20 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   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.

Sunday Day of Mindfulness – 2022.11.13

  •  2022-11-13 09:30 - 16:30
  •  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   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.

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Continuation of Thay’s Compassion and Insight 2022.10.11 …continued

We would like to share the other two phases from Zen Master Thich Nanh Hanh showing on KMB. The sangha gather together today and transformed the bus into the meditation hall.  We practiced singing meditation, listening to Thẩy and Thẩy Pháp Niem’s ‘The Great Bell Chant’. We also had sharing session and chanting ‘May the day be well’.  These four phases also be transformed as free postcards to friends. They are distributed here : 1 AIAB/Plum Village Hong Kong, Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island 2 The Han Lai – 16A CKK Commercial Centre, 289 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong 

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Continuation of Thay’s compassion and Insights 2022 Oct 11

As from October 11, 2022, you may find these Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s teaching stickers on KBM buses. Venerable Cheung Lin took the photos when he joined the Winter Rain Retreat in Plum Village, France.  Venerable also designed the stickers, sponsored by plum Village friends and KBM, the stickers were appeared on Thẩy’s Continuation Day. We wish these quotes will nourishing everyone’s peace and joy.   You are welcome to take photo with them and share with your friends, helping to sow peaceful seeds in everyone’s heart.  

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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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