AIAB 2024 June Newsletter

AIAB 2024 June Newsletter

As time comes to early summer, we gathered together and had the Vesak Ceremony. It reminded us to nurture the Buddha inside us. Let us continue to put our mindfulness practices into our daily lives.

Past Events

Vesak Celebration

Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism had the Vesak Ceremony at Lotus Pond Temple on May 19, 2024. There were around 200 friends joined the happy moment. Old friends, new friends, and parents with children were there. The weather, breeze with no rain, was perfect for an outdoor activity with such a large crowd.

Thanks for the collective energy during the walking meditation we began our Day of Mindfulness. We then gathered in the Meditation Hall for a silent sitting. Thẩy Pháp Khâm, our senior Brother in Hong Kong, gave a short Dharma Talk on the Vesak Day. He shared the story about Vesak, on why there is a Vesak, and how to practice mindfulness.

Bathing the Baby Buddha
Today we bathe the Tathagata.
Deep wisdom and clarity bring great happiness.
May all living beings, who are overwhelmed by sufferings, see the Dharmakaya in this world.

We then walked to the Bamboo Forest Monastery to bathe the baby Buddha, the Bodhicitta within us. After the bathing ceremony, Thẩy Pháp Khâm reminded us to practice with the sangha to renew our Bodhicitta. After bathing the Baby Buddha, we had picnic lunch and catches up with our friends.

source: Plum Village HK Fb

Vesak Celebration Vesak Celebration
Vesak Celebration Vesak Celebration

Upcoming Events

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. See here for transportation options.

Friday Night Practices

Friday Night Practice is a “lite” mindful practice in town. We will have singing meditation, sitting meditation, walking meditation, passage reading, and dharma sharing. Through the evening practice we will generate a collective energy that bring healing and transformation in ourselves and the world within the community after a busy week.


  • June 7th, 19:30 – 21:15 (Zoom/online – English)
  • June 21st, 19:00 – 21:00 (Central – Chinese)

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

Monday Night Practices

We are excited to invite you for the upcoming MNP (Monday Night Practice) events on June 24th at the Flower Market. The practice event is open to participants of all levels and offers a wonderful opportunity for you to engage in meditation and explore teachings from Plum Village.

Registration is required to attend. The registration will be open one week prior in Wake Up HK Fb page.

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