Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration – 2023.09.30

  •  2023-09-30 17:30 - 21:00
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  Free (if not staying over)

AIAB missed to celebrate with you the Mid-Autumn Festival for the past three years. Finally, you can join the Mid-Autumn Festival held at the Lotus Pond Temple on Saturday, September 30, 2023. It will be a very joyful day for the AIAB monastics and friends to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival together. Coming here, you and your family can celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in a peaceful and joyful environment. With lanterns in our hands, we will enjoy our walking meditation under the full moon light around Ngong Ping village, so quiet at night. If you have a lantern of your own that you like to bring here to contribute to the beauty of colors and shapes of the festival, please do not hesitate. If you, your children, as a family can play some music or sing some happy Mid-Autumn’s songs that you wish to offer to the joyful, homely atmosphere of the Festival, we are more than happy to register your act as a performance for the celebration. We give priority to the children’s performances in the spirit of encouraging them and offering our care to their enthusiasm to being so naturally radiant and joyful. To be safe, we highly recommend you to stay overnight after the celebration. The suggested cost for one night is HK$200. Or, you can join the arranged bus back to Tung Chung after the activity.  HK$55 per person (same price for child).  Please go to responsible monastic and pay for the fee when you arrive. The schedule is as follow: – 17:30: Dinner – 19:00: Moon Walking Meditation with Lantern, Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration with Be-In, enjoying the moon and the mooncake – 21:00: Farewell Please fill in the registration before September 27, 2023 22:00.

2023 Zen Event Carnival – 2023.06.03-04

  •  2023-06-04 10:00 - 20:00
  •  Jao Tsung-I Academy, 800 Castle Peak Road, Mei Foo, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  •  Free

The annual Zen Event is coming. We have 11 organisations/units bringing different kinds of Meditation experience to you. There will be over 50 activities during these two days. This year, we have Children Program for children to learn mindfulness, and Zen Event Carnival market. You can find the introduction of the events in FB Rain of Compassion Sangha, PVHK (Chinese Only) Note: most of the activities are in Cantonese or Mandarin. Those activities facilitated by AIAB will be in English with Cantonese translation. The Registration linkage will be open on May 5, 2023. Hereunder is the consolidation of the Schedule for two days.

Celebration for Year of Rabbit in AIAB – 2023.01.21

  •  2023-01-21 18:00 - 2023-01-23 18:00
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  Free (Suggest $150 for one night if staying overnight)

You are welcome to join the Chinese New Year activities to celebrate the Year of Rabbit with us in AIAB.  Here are the details: January 21,  2023 Saturday (30th of Lunar Month) 18:00          Dinner 19:30          Walking Meditation 20:30          Be-In (please prepare and share your happiness with us, e.g. a song, a poem, playing instruments) 22:00          Resting 23:30          Sitting Meditation & Welcome the New Year Ceremony   January 22, 2023 Sunday (1st of Lunar Month) 10:00             Offering New Year Wishes & Oracle Reading at Lotus Pond Temple 12:00             Lunch (at Lotus Pond Temple) 14:30            Visiting Bamboo Forest Monastery (visit Brother’s room) & Offering New Year wishes to Brothers 18:00          Dinner (at Bamboo Forest Monastery)   January 23, 2023 Monday (2nd of Lunar Month) 10:00             Sitting – Chanting & Oracle Reading at Lotus Pond Temple 12:00             Lunch (at Bamboo Forest Monastery) 14:30             Visiting Lotus Pond Temple (visit Sister’s room) & Offering New Year wishes to Sisters 18:00          Dinner (at Lotus Pond Temple)   You are welcome to join the above activities. Please fill in the attached google form for each person and tell us (1) which date you will join, (2) will join lunch / dinner or not, (3) will stay overnight after the New Year Ceremony or not (4) if Yes, please let us know the number of male and female.   If you stay overnight, we invite you to bring along your sleeping bed or bed sheet & pillow case in order to preserve the precious water in washing bed linens.  The suggested contribution for the night is $150. If you plan to leave after the New Year Ceremony on January 21, […]

Sunday Day of Mindfulness & Inviting Thay Ashes back to home – 2022.12.18

  •  2022-12-18 09:30 - 16:00
  •  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 Watching documentary film on Thay’s life 12:30 Lunch (footnote 1) 13:30 Inviting Thay’s Ashes to home Ceremony We open the limited space on first-come-first serve basis.  Friend must register.  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   Note: The temperature on Ngong Ping is 5-7 0C lower than in town.  We highly recommend you to wear warm clothes.

Education University of Hong Kong – Day of Mindfulness (2022-09-24)

  •  2022-09-24 10:00 - 12:00
  •  zoom
  •  Free

Dear Friends, The Monthly Day of Mindfulness for Educators will be held in late September. 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: Date: 24 September 2022 (Saturday) Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 nn Tentative Schedule  Time  Content  10:00am – 10:15am 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 12:00 nn Farewell   Format: Online Workshop (Zoom) Language: English with Cantonese translation Fee: Free of charge Enrolment: https://eduhk.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MsJt7J9XhC0RRc (Deadline for enrolment: Noon of 21 Sep 2022) The confirmation email with Zoom link will be sent by the afternoon of 22 Sep 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. Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism/Plum Village Hong Kong Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, EdUHK  

Pavarana Ceremony (Rain Retreat Closing Ceremony) – 2022.08.28

  •  2022-08-28 09:30 - 12:30
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  Free

It is a joyful moment for the AIAB monastics and friends to complete our annual three month rain retreat. You are welcome to join our Closing ceremony and share with our happiness. Schedule 9:30 Orientation for new friends 10:00 Walking Meditation 10:45 Dharma Talk 11:30 Pavarana Ceremony (Rain Retreat Closing Ceremony) 12:30 End We are looking forward to your presence and practising together on this special occasion! Breathe and Smile, Plum Village Monks and Nuns at AIAB

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