AIAB 2024 March Newsletter

AIAB 2024 March Newsletter


Last month, it was the Lunar New Year and we had a chance to gather, relax, and celebrate it together. We hope everyone have a peaceful new year and we vow to diligently put our practices into our lives.

Past Events

Plum Village Chinese New Year Parallels

Spacious Mind – Inclusive Heart

At this new year we have a chance to look at how much room there is in our heart and how much space there is in our mind. We can practice to enlarge the capacity of our heart and mind every day. We may notice that there is someone we have not yet allowed into our heart and we begin to look deeply to see how we can allow that person a place in our heart.

Download and read more about the parallels.

Lunar New Year Celebration (Feb 9 – 11)

There was Lunar New Year celebration in Plum Village HK in the past month. We had a chance to listen to the oracles from tales of Kieu and visiting monastics’ rooms in Lunar New Year.

We paid our respect to our teacher, Thầy, and had the Oracle reading. The monastic suggested “mindful solution” to friends’ enquiry according to the verse that the friend got.

We also saw the Lion Dancing in Bamboo Forest Monastery, where monastic brothers are living. The naughty lion and the “Bug Head Buddha” played around. Friends used red pockets to attract the lion to come close to them. It was full of laughter.

The monastic decorated their room so peaceful and elegant. We sat down, chatted, drank tea., enjoying the moment being together.

Lunar New Year Celebration Lunar New Year Celebration

Upcoming Events

Spring Retreat

Theme of the retreat: Teachings on the Auspicious Sign

In this retreat, we will have the chance to learn the Dhammapada: Chapter on Auspicious Signs (Sutra 211, Volume 4) and the Discourse on Happiness (Mahamangala Sutta, Sutta Nipata 2.4). It is wonderful and assuring to know that our daily activities are sources of happiness and auspicious signs, in the here and now.

Date: Mar 28th – Apr 1st (5 days 4 nights)


It is full now, but you can register under “waiting list”.

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 (Mar/Apr)

In our Friday night practice session, in addition to singing meditation, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and Dharma sharing. We will also read together 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.


  • Mar 1st, 19:30 – 21:15 (Zoom/online – English)
  • Mar 15th, 19:00 – 21:00 (Central – Chinese)
  • Apr 5th, 19:30 – 21:15 (Zoom/online – English)
  • Apr 19th, 19:00 – 21:00 (Central – Chinese)

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

Monday Night Practices (Mar)

We are excited to extend an invitation to you for the upcoming MNP (Monday Night Practice) events on Mar 25th 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 Mar 25th, (Monday) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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