AIAB 2024 Febrary Newsletter

AIAB 2024 January Newsletter


We are getting into the second month of 2024, and it is getting cold in Hong Kong. Last month we had a memorial service of Thich Nhat Hanh and we were reminded to continue Buddha and Thay’s teachings in our daily lives.

Past Events

Thich Nhat Hanh Memorial Service (Jan 14)

Plum Village Hong Kong held the Memorial Ceremony for Thay and over 150 friends came. We started with the walking meditation, followed by the Ceremony. Thay’s photo was put in front of the Buddha statue. There were flowers, fruit, tea and Thay’s favour food put in front of the altar. The four folded sangha gathered around the altar as the ceremony started.

Thanks to the Vietnamese friends, they have prepared the yummy lunch for us. We set up a table for Thay to have the lunch with us. Brother Bien Hieu, as Thay’s attendance, shared Thay’s food to us. Thay used to share the food with friends and it is a beautiful memory.

In the afternoon, we watched the documentary “I have arrived. I am home” together and with the short sharing later. Friends shared their interaction with Thay and the gratitude towards Thay. Lastly, we sang “In Gratitude” in Vietnamese, English, and Mandarin to Thay.

source: Rain of Compassion Sangha, Fb Post

Also: My life is my teaching, honoring our ancestor Thay

Upcoming Events

“Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World” Public Talk

“Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World” Public Talk by Venerable Dr. Thich Chan Pháp Ấn.

In the midst of the rapid changes in the world, the pressure from work, responsibility from family, and uncertainty in life can all be the sources of our stress we feel day to day.

We are happy to have Venerable Dr. Thich Chan Pháp Ấn who will have a short visit to Hong Kong and will give a public talk on the captioned subject.

  • Program: Guided meditation, Dharma Talk, Q&A
  • Language: English
  • Date & Time: 2024-02-03 (Sat) 14:00 – 17:00
  • Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, Hong Kong University, Po Fu Lam, Hong Kong

Please register here to attend the event.

Sunday Day of Mindfulness

Sunday Day of Mindfulness is led by AIAB monastics to integrate mindfulness into daily life. Every Sunday, 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 and the schedule are here. Participants please register on the website.

Schedule: Every Sunday at 9:30am

Venue: Lantau Island, Lotus Pond Temple. Details for the traffic.

Friday Night Practices (2024 Feb)

In our Friday night practice session, in addition to singing meditation, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and Dharma sharing. In Feb, we will continue read from Thich Nhat Hanh book, The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now to understand ourselves and our world in the current troubled times. TNH reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life’s deepest questions and experience the happiness and freedom we desire.


  • Feb 2nd, 19:30 – 21:15 (Zoom/online – English)
  • Feb 16th, 19:00 – 21:00 (Central – Chinese)

Those who are interested, please register in our Friday Night Practice event page.

Wake Up Monday Night Practice (2024 Feb)

We are excited to extend an invitation to you for the upcoming MNP (Monday Night Practice) events on 26th February, 2024 at the Flower Market. The practice are open to participants of all levels. They offer a wonderful opportunity for you to engage in meditation and explore teachings from Plum Village.

To participate in the practice, official registration is required. The registration process will open one week prior to each event. Please stay updated by following the Wakeup HK Facebook page and joining the WhatsApp group.

Whether you are a new joiner or a regular practitioner, we look forward to seeing you on 26th February, 2024(Monday) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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