Nourishing Our Togetherness – 2023 Spring Retreat

  •  2023-01-26 17:00 - 2023-01-29 14:30
  •  Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
  •  HK$1,500

The retreat is full.  Registration window is closed. You are invited to attend a retreat, celebrating the Lunar New Year/Spring Festival of the year 2023, at AIAB – LotusPond Temple. The theme of this retreat is Nourishing Our Togetherness, which helps to cultivate the peace and happiness that we can offer to ourselves and to others with our presence. This is our first retreat held at AIAB – Lotus Pond Temple since the Covid-19 pandemic, which had prevented us from holding on-site retreat since 2020. We are happy to welcome you and to be with you in this retreat for a simple reason: to be aware of our presence. Life is available and is wonderful when we are present in the here and now. In this retreat, 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. The tentative schedule is as follows: Date/Time Thur. Jan. 26 Fri. Jan. 27 Sat. Jan. 28 Sun. Jan 29 5:15   Wake Up Wake Up Wake Up 6:00   Sitting & Slow Walking & Reading Discourse Outdoor walking, sitting & breakfast 7:00   10 Mindful Movements & Walking Meditation 8:00   Breakfast Breakfast 9:15   Working Meditation Working Meditation Working Meditation 10:30 Dharma Talk Dharma Talk Questions & Answers 12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch,Closing Circle, Fare well & Happy Continuation of the practice at home 14:00 Total Relaxation 15:00 Registration Group sharing Group sharing 16:45 Exercise Exercise / Consultation 18:00 Dinner 19:30 Dharma Talk Touching the Earth Beginning Anew 21:30 Rest – Noble Silence Retreat will be conducted in English with […]

Wake Up Retreat – The Art of Being Happy at Work (2021 Winter)

  •  2021-11-20 09:30 - 16:30
  •  Infinite Light, Luk Wu, Lantau
  •  $300/day (half price for full-time students)

Activity Update To accomodate more people, we have adjust the event as follows: Dates: Nov 13 & 20, 2021 (you could attend either one, but recommend to attend both). Fee: $300/day. $150 for full-time students (fee taken on site). Other arrangements are kept the same. The Art of Being Happy at Work We know that working is a very important part of our life. Every day we work 8-10 hours. For many of us, working time is not enjoyable and can even be a source of suffering. So how to enjoy our working is a challenge for everyone, especially for young people. In this retreat The art of being happy at work we will have a chance to learn: The art of generating Joy and Happiness at work The art of handling and transforming our difficulties and suffering at work (stressful, communication with coworkers and your boss, low energy at work…) The art of creating happy working environment Dates: On 3 consecutive Saturdays: 6th, 13th, and 20th of November, please join all sessions Age: 18 – 35 Maximum Participants: 30 Venue: Infinite Light, Luk Wu, Lantau (direction) Schedule Time Activity 09:30 Arriving at temple 10:00 Walking meditation 11:00 Short sitting meditation 11:15 Singing meditation 11:30 Sharing from Monks and Nuns (every time a different topic) 12:30 Break 13:30 Total relaxation 14:30 Dharma sharing (every time a different topic) 16:00 Hiking around the Village (if the weather is nice) 16:45 Leaving Fee $1,000 (half-price for full-time students), three-day costs included, to be paid on site by cash. The fee will support the activity expenses, operation of the temple and renovation of temple in Luk Wu. Extra donation is welcome. Feel free to contact us should you have any inquiries: Facebook Email

“Healing Ourselves – Healing the World” 5-Day Online Retreat 2021.05.01-05

  •  2021-05-01 00:00 - 2021-05-05 23:59

Dear beloved friends all over the world, We are back!  To you we send our warm greetings to keep you informed that over here, the monastic Sangha in Thai Plum Village is very healthy and diligent in the practice. While the pandemic of Covid-19 is about to cease, the past challenging year has offered us more strength, and we are more aware than ever of the value of practicing together. Although we are separated by social distancing, the monastic sangha of Thai Plum Village has continued to receive a lot of extraordinary support and love from friends all over the world. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you for always being with us on this spiritual journey. Moreover, to offer a gift from our heart, we would like to open an online five-day retreat named “Healing Ourselves – Healing the World”.  This retreat will be in English with the support of multilingual translations, and will run from May 1 to May 5, 2021. The daily practice schedule includes sitting meditation, walking meditation, total relaxation, Dharma sharing, and more. Additionally, our senior monastic Dharma teachers will give Dharma talks as well as presentations on the practices of the Five Mindfulness Trainings and Beginning Anew.  The whole Sangha will be practicing at the same time with you, and all activities will be live-streamed to participants. We would like to offer you the collective energy of the Sangha as if you were present in Thai Plum Village.  Online registration will be opened on April 2, at 4 pm Hong Kong time.  Hereunder is the linkage for more information Online Registration We look forward to welcoming you. Breathe and smile, Thai Plum Village online retreat organizing team

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