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Our teacher - Thich Nhat Hanh
Monastics chanting in a Day of Mindfulness
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News/Friendly Reminders

  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.
  3. New articles by sangha members have been uploaded.  Please press the menu at the upper right hand corner → Resources → Sangha Sharing to view.
  4. There is no Sunday Day of Mindfulness on July 21, 2024 as we are in the Summer Retreat.
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Upcoming Events

Sunday Day of Mindfulness – 2024.06.23

  •  2024-06-23 09:30 - 16:30
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  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.

2024 Summer Retreat

  •  2024-07-17 15:00 - 2024-07-21 14:00
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  Please refer to the newsletter

“Be there for each other, Listen to each other” Children and Teens are welcomed to join with parents This retreat is for all who would like to explore the practice of mindfulness and learn ways to deal with their everyday circumstances in life. We might all know that there are so many things in life that make ourselves and people around us unhappy and stressed. We are just so busy and we don’t have time to take good care of ourselves or to even pause to look back at ourselves and the situation we are facing. Often times, when we encounter something unpleasant, we would find different means to run away from it, but according to the Buddha’s teachings, this is not a good solution. We can see that most problems we are facing now come from our lack of mutual understanding and love in communication amongst family members, colleagues, etc …Whether we are married or single, it seems that we are facing the same things. Let’s explore together the practice of mindfulness and learn how to cope with problems with more calm and clarity, bringing more positive values to our relationships in daily life. In this retreat, we will have the chance to learn teachings and practices of mindfulness to cultivate peace and happiness, inspiration and insight, which are already existing in us. We will practice mindfulness as a way of life, where everything we do like breathing, walking, eating, smiling …. is an act of mindfulness. We will enjoy the beautiful sky, the trees, the walking paths, and the flowers around us. We will listen to Dharma talks and participated in group sharing on how to live fully in the present moment, to deal with negative emotions, and to cultivate togetherness, making our presence a precious gift to our partner, family members, and friends. Through different practices of mindfulness in this retreat, we have opportunities to be present […]

Day of Mindfulness – Education University of Hong Kong 2024.06.22

  •  2024-06-22 10:00 - 16:00
  •  The Educational University, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, NT. – Block B3, Quiet Room (B3-P-09A)
  •  Free (donations are welcome)

Practicing Walking Meditation inn the Campus Co-organized by Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, EdUHK & Plum Village Mindfulness Academy “Day of Mindfulness” is specifically designed to foster sustainable and practical happiness in life. Its primary focus us n nurturing the mental well-being of teachers, administrators, students, and parents, ultimately aiming to cultivate a state of peace. It is hoped that this is essential in creating a favourable learning environment and bring a positive impact into the classroom. Target: All education professionals, students and parents are welcome, regardless of your religious background and teaching experience. Date June 6, 2024 (Sat) Time 10:00 – 16:30 Venue Quiet Room (B3-P-09A) Tentative Rundown 10:00 Walking meditation 10:45 Lecture 12:30 Mindful Lunch (Please bring your own veggie-packed lunch, e.g., sandwiches, fruits) 13:15 Rest 13:45 Total Relaxation 14:45 Group Sharing 16:00 Farewell Language  English with Cantonese translation Remarks Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the workshop starts. Wear comfortable, loose long pants / long skirts and a shirt with sleeves, and also bring enough warm clothing. The registration window will be open two weeks prior to the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email prior to the event. You can send an email to spiritualityedu@eduhk.hk if there is any question on registration. For enquiries, please contact us at spiritualityedu@eduhk.hk. Information is cross-posted on EduHK website. Thank you very much for your continuous support to our Day of Mindfulness. We hope you will find the inner peace and enlightenment through this Mindfulness workshop, so that you can face the current and future life better.

星期五晚共修@中環 – 2024.06

  •  2024-06-21 19:00 - 21:00
  •  中環(地址會在登記報名後Google form 最後一頁顯示)
  •  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。

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.

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EUHK Day of Mindfulness 2024 2H Schedule

Here is the schedule for 2024 2nd Half Day of Mindfulness: Jun-22 Aug-24 Sep-28 Nov-23

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AIAB 2024 June Newsletter

As time comes to early summer, we gathered together and had the Vesak Ceremony. It reminded us to nurture the Buddha inside us. Let us continue to put our mindfulness practices into our daily lives. Past Events Vesak Celebration Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism had the Vesak Ceremony at Lotus Pond Temple on May 19, 2024. There were around 200 friends joined the happy moment. Old friends, new friends, and parents with children were there. The weather, breeze with no rain, was perfect for an outdoor activity with such a large crowd. Thanks for the collective energy during the walking meditation we began our Day of Mindfulness. We then gathered in the Meditation Hall for a silent sitting. Thẩy Pháp Khâm, our senior Brother in Hong Kong, gave a short Dharma Talk on the Vesak Day. He shared the story about Vesak, on why there is a Vesak, and how to practice mindfulness. Bathing the Baby Buddha Today we bathe the Tathagata. Deep wisdom and clarity bring great happiness. May all living beings, who are overwhelmed by sufferings, see the Dharmakaya in this world. We then walked to the Bamboo Forest Monastery to bathe the baby Buddha, the Bodhicitta within us. After the bathing ceremony, Thẩy Pháp Khâm reminded us to practice with the sangha to renew our Bodhicitta. After bathing the Baby Buddha, we had picnic lunch and catches up with our friends. source: Plum Village HK Fb 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 […]

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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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