Temperature in Ngong Ping is 5-7 °C lower than in town.
Please dress in a respectful manner as this is a monastery. Please do not wear shorts or tank tops (singlets), tight yoga clothes or V-neck shirts. Loose attire is preferred and the most comfortable for sitting meditation. We will also feel more at ease around the monastic brothers and sisters.
Updated passages from sangha – Resources – Sangha Sharing
Bi-monthly Theme: In the Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – 2 In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh brings his gift of clear and poetic expression to an explanation of the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and other basic Buddhist teachings. Thich Nhat Hanh’s extraordinary contribution to Buddhism and to life is the way he makes these teachings and practices accessible to everyone, showing us how the very suffering that is holding us down can be the path to our liberation. Dates Date Time (UTC +8) Location Language Reading 2023 Sep 1st 19:30 – 21:15 Online (Zoom) English Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness (EN) 2023 Sep 15th 19:00 – 21:00 Central Cantonese Three Dharma Seals (CN) 2023 Oct 6th 19:30 – 21:15 Online (Zoom) English The Four Immeasurables (EN) 2023 Oct 20th 19:00 – 21:00 Central Cantonese The Six Paramitas (CN) The zoom link will be provided upon successful registration. Registration here is only for online practices. Registration for practices in Central will be open on Monday of that week. Please visit this page again by then. Please join 5 minutes earlier to settle ourselves down in silence.
The retreat is full. If you want to queue the “Waiting List”, please send an email to email@example.com with your full name, sex and age. Theme: Transformation and Healing Target: For adult who wants to learn and practice mindfulness to calm their body and mind, to cope with challenges, and to transform and heal difficulties that they have faced in life. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh outlined a five-step healing and transformation process, which includes recognizing, accepting, embracing, looking deeply and understanding (insight). Stopping, calming, and resting are prerequisites for healing. There are peace and happiness as well as pain and suffering in life. The energy of mindfulness can shine lights into the roots of our pain and suffering, helping to wash away the afflictions, turning them into peace and happiness. The tears I shed yesterday have become rain. In this retreat, we will have the chance to learn teachings and practices of mindfulness to cultivate peace and happiness, inspiration and insight, which 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 path, the flowers around us. We will listen to Dharma talks and participated in group sharing on how to live fully in the present moments, to deal with negative emotions, and to cultivate togetherness, making our presence a precious gift to us and others. Date Time Oct 19 Thr Oct 20 Fri Oct 21 Sat Oct 22 Sun Oct 23 Mon 5:15 Wake Up 6:00 Sitting & Slow Walking & Reading Discourse Outdoor walking, sitting & breakfast 7:00 10 Mindful Movements & Walking Meditation 8:00 Breakfast 9:15 Working Meditation 10:30 Dharma Talk Q&A 12:30 Lunch 14:00 Total Relaxation Closing Circle & Farewell 15:00 15:00 – 17:30 Registration & Check-in Group Sharing 16:45 Exercise Hiking Exercise / Consultation 18:00 […]
The Educational University, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, NT. – Block B3, Quiet Room (B3-P-09A)
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community recognize the importance of creating sustainable and lasting programs in schools that maintain the happiness and well-being of teachers, administrators, students and parents. We care about your personal well-being and happiness. We believe that this is essential in creating a favourable learning environment. In our extensive work with educators around the world, we have seen that when the teacher is personally supported by mindfulness practice, the positive impact is naturally transmitted into the classroom. Target: all education professionals, students and parents are welcome, regardless of your religious background and teaching experience Date: May 27, 2023 (mode: one line) Jun 24, 2023 (mode: to be advised) Nov 25, 2023 (mode : to be advised) Tentative Program for one line : 1000 – 1200 noon Tentative Program for face-to-face practice 1000 Walking meditation 1045 Lecture 1230 Mindful Lunch (Please bring your own veggie-packed lunch) 1315 Rest 1345 Total Relaxation 1445 Group sharing 1600 Farewell Registration: The registration window will be open two weeks prior the event in www.eduhk.hk/crse. Plum Village Hong Kong will also released in our website under “Events” column. After registered, you will receive a confirmation email on Wednesday prior to the event. You can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if there is any question on registration. This program is co-organized by Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, EUHK (www.eduhk.hk/crse) & Plum Village Mindfulness Academy
This month we will review the Rose Festival and Paravana Ceremony (closing ceremony of 3 months Rain Retreat) happened in August, introduce our usual practice schedule, and the Body-mind Wellbeing Retreat. Make Smiling An Exercise – Thich Nhat Hanh. We are learning to practice with mindfulness and to make smiling a practice to feel at ease. Past Events Rose Festival Plum Village Hong Kong held the Rose Festival on Aug 20, 2023, inspired by Thấy Thich Nhất Hạnh’s experience in Japan. Around 150 friends attended, celebrating the parental love. Activities included book readings, songs, and love letters. Each participant received a pair of roses. For more details, refer to this Fb post. Paravana Ceremony (closing ceremony of the 3-month Rain Retreat) Paravana Ceremony marked the end of the three-month Rain Retreat for Plum Village monastics. The monastics would then have 10 days off, with Lotus Pond Temple and Bamboo Forest Monastery do not have any schedule nor activities. Regular activities resume on Sep 7, 2023. For more details, refer to this Fb post. Upcoming Events Friday Night Mindfulness Practice (2023 Sep / Oct) In our Friday night practice session, in addition to singing meditation, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and Dharma sharing, we continued reading “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching” by Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. Bi-monthly Theme: In the Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – 2 Here is the schedule: Sep 1st, 19:30 UTC+8, Online – English – Reading: Eightfold Path: Right Mindfulness (EN) Sep 15th, 19:00 UTC+8, Central – Cantonese – Reading: Three Dharma Seals (CN) Oct 6th, 19:30 UTC+8, Online – English – Reading: The Four Immeasurables (EN) Oct 20th, 19:00 UTC+8, Central – Cantonese – Reading: The Six Paramitas (CN) For those interested, please register here for the online sessions. To register for the offline sessions, please visit our website on the Monday of that week. Wake Up Monday Night Practice (2023 Sep / Oct) We are thrilled to […]
This month we will recap on the Family Retreat and the Educators' Retreat, and continue with our regular Friday Night Practices and Sunday Day of Mindfulness at Lotus Pond Temple. We are learning to make mindfulness our way of life, enjoying the beauty around us, and deepening our practice day by day.
We have a series of events this month, including mindfulness practices and themed meditation retreats. Join us to learn how to cultivate mindfulness energy and engage in meditation. We hope to provide you with a sense of the beauty of life and inner peace, making your life more free, peaceful, and joyful. Current Events： Friday Night Mindfulness Practice (2023 July/Aug) Time: 1st and 3rd Friday of July and Aug Bi-monthly Theme: In the Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh brings his gift of clear and poetic expression to an explanation of the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and other basic Buddhist teachings. Thich Nhat Hanh’s extraordinary contribution to Buddhism and to life is the way he makes these teachings and practices accessible to everyone, showing us how the very suffering that is holding us down can be the path to our liberation. More Details Weekly Sunday Day of Mindfulness Time: Every Sunday 9:30 – 16:00 Sunday 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 focused and attentive in our daily life. Practicing together is indeed very happy and enjoyable! More Details “Cultivating Happiness and Harmony in Families” 2023 Summer Family Retreat Date: 2023 July 19 – 23 The retreat aims to teach the teachings of the Buddha on cultivating peace and harmony in families. Participants will practice mindfulness in their daily activities and appreciate the beauty of nature surrounding them. The retreat includes dharma talks and sharing sessions on living in the present moment and fostering togetherness. These activities aim to cultivate peace and harmony within families. The retreat […]
We have the following major events took place in May and early June. Vesak Celebration On the Sunday of May 21st, we had the Vesak Celebration (Celebration of Buddha birthday) in Lotus Pond Temple. We all had a chance to bathe the baby Buddha to commemorate his teaching passed down 2000 years ago and to cultivate the Buddha nature within ourselves. Thay Phap Kham also delivered an insightful dharma talk, reminding us of our aspirations of becoming Buddha-to-be. Zen for 1000 Carnival 2023 千人禪修嘉年華 Zen for 1000 Carnival (千人禪修嘉年華2023) took place at Jao Tsung-I Academy over the most recent weekend on June 3rd and 4th. This event provided attendees with an array of meditative and artistic experiences, such as tea meditation, mindful calligraphy, and copying of Buddhist texts, among others. Additionally, Plum Village Hong Kong also facilitated dharma talk workshops, a mindfulness singing session, and introduced the practice of walking meditation and total relaxation to the general public. Breathe and Smile Plum Village Hong Kong
The Mindfulness Concert was finished on June 3, 2023. Here are the lyric of all songs. ZenMeditaiton2023 Here is the linkage for the concert: 8:40:11-10:14:30 mindful concert HKPV: 正念演唱會：正念歌曲帶來滋養和療癒｜梅村僧團 https://www.youtube.com/live/la2FQSu1BG0?t=31211