AIAB 2023 October Newsletter

AIAB celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival together with friends once again, after three years due to the epidemic. This month we review the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration happened in September, introduce our usual practice schedule, and the Body-mind Wellbeing Retreat.

Past Events

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration – 2023.09.30

Traditionally, Mid-Autumn Festival is to be with our family and friends. Due to the pandemic, we could only stay home and watch the moon in the last two years. We are back this year. AIAB had a Mid-Autumn Festival at Lotus Pond Temple on September 30, 2023 evening, monastics and friends celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival. More details.

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

Upcoming Events

Friday Night Mindfulness Practice (2023 Oct / Nov)

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. October Theme: In the Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – 2. On Nov, we will have a new theme.

Here is the schedule:

  • Oct 6th, 19:30 – 21:15 UTC+8, Online(Zoom) – English
  • Oct 20th:cancelled
  • Nov 3th, 19:30 – 21:15 UTC+8, Online(Zoom) – English
  • Nov 17th, 19:00 – 21:00 UTC+8, Central – Cantonese

For those interested, please visit our website on the Friday Night Practice.

Sunday Day of Mindfulness

Sunday Day of Mindfulness is led by AIAB monastics to integrate mindfulness into daily life. 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 here. Participants can register on the website. If the registration is close, you can send an email to

Wake Up Monday Night Practice (2023 Oct)

We are thrilled to invite you to the upcoming MNP (Monday Night Practice) events at the Flower Market. These sessions are open to participants at all levels and provide a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy meditation and explore teachings from Plum Village. Together, we embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace. Save the following dates in your calendar:

  • Oct 9th, 7pm – 9pm, Mong Kok Flower Market (for those who have joined the MNP before)
  • Oct 23th, 7pm – 9pm, Mong Kok Flower Market

Registration is required for joining the practice. We will open the registration one week before the event day. Please stay tuned for the Wake Up HK Fb page.

Body-mind Wellbeing Retreat

Our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has outlined a five-step transformation process, including accepting, embracing, looking deeply, and understanding. In the retreat, we will learn teaching and practice mindfulness to cultivate peace and happiness. We will enjoy the beautiful nature together, listen to Dharma talks, and share in small group, in order to live fully in the present moments and deal with negative emotions, making our presence a gift to ourselves and others. This event registration is full already.

  • Date: Oct 19 – 23
  • 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.
  • Details are available on the Body-mind Wellbeing Retreat page.

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