“Cultivating Happiness and Harmony in Families” 2023 Summer Family Retreat (2023.07.19-23)


All families want to have happiness and harmony. At times difficulties and misunderstanding may happen. There are ways to resolve difficulties and clear the misunderstanding. Cultivating Happiness and Harmony in Families is an ongoing process, it applies when we are young until the time we are old. The retreat is geared toward families with children, but those without children are also welcome to join.

Children’s Performance, Family Retreat 2014

In this retreat, we will have the chance to learn teachings of the Buddha on cultivating peace and harmony in families. 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 dharma sharing on how to live fully in the present moments and to cultivate togetherness, making our presence a precious gift to ourselves and others. These activities helps cultivate peace and harmony infamilies.

The tentative schedule is as follows:


Wed. July 19 Thur. July 20 Fri. July 21 Sat. July 22 Sun. July 23



Wake Up


  Sitting & Slow Walking & Reading Discourse

Ceremony To Transmit the Five Mindfulness Trainings



10 Mindful Movements & Walking Meditation






Working Meditation


  Dharma Talk

Questions & Answers





Closing Circle

Fare well  & Happy Continuation of the practice at home


15:00 –17:30 Registration Check-In

Total Relaxation


Group sharing


Exercise Exercise

Exercise / Consultation




Dharma Talk The Five Mindfulness Trainings Presentation Beginning Anew



Rest – Noble Silence


Accommodation and cost: Accommodation for this retreat is limited to dormitory-room. Participants will be housed in dormitories (bunk beds). Pillows, bed linens, and blankets are provided.

Children aged 10 or below will stay with their mom / dad / guardian in the same dormitory. For teens aged 11 or above, they will stay in the dormitory according to their sex.

The cost per person is listed below (in HK Dollars).

Room Type (5 days, 4 nights)  Dormitory (HK$)
Adult and teenager (>13 years old)  2,000
Child (6 – 12 years old) *  1,500

* we are sorry that we shall not receive child aged under 6 at this moment.

Working Meditation: Because the retreat is held in the monastery, all the preparation and cooking will be done by the monastics and some volunteers. During the retreat, we need help from participants in preparation works like: setting up the meditation hall and dining hall, washing up after meals… Participants will be grouped into Dharma discussion groups and will work together in the same groups to help with the retreat.

How to register:  Please press “Register” button which is on a first-come-first served basis. For means of payment, details will be sent along with the confirmation email to those who completed online registration within three working days. Please make payment within one week after you received the email and attached your pay-in-slip copy by return. If payment is not received within a week, your registration will be placed on the waiting list.

Closing date for registration: July 4, 2023. Payment is not refundable for cancellation after July 4, 2023. Cancelation is subject to 20% administration fee. For enquiries, please contact us by e-mail: retreats@pvfhk.org . 

Please note:  the main communication means is through emails.  In order to to miss any messages, please check your email mailbox regularly.

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