AIAB 2024 May Newsletter

AIAB 2024 May Newsletter

As summer approaches, the weather in Hong Kong begins to shift perceptibly. The gentle breezes and stirring winds herald the onset of seasonal storms. May everyone find their own tranquility through our mindfulness practices, regardless of the tempestuous weather that lies ahead.

Past Events

March Retreat

Lotus Pond TempleLotus Pond Temple Friends receiving the Five Mindfulness TrainingFriends receiving the Five Mindfulness Training

We had our first Spring Retreat in 2024 from Mar 28 to Apr 1st. Same as our previous retreats, it was a full house. The theme of the retreat was Dhammapada: Chapter on Auspicious Signs. We were glad to have Sr. Trang Nghiem, Sr. Si Nghiem, one of the first Hong Kong Sister ordained under Plum Village tradition, and Thay Phap Kham, the Director of the Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism, explaining the Sutra and elaborating on how we can put it into daily practices.

On the morning of the last day, we had the Five Mindfulness Trainings transmission ceremony. More than 20 friends received the Training and vowed to follow it as their lifestyle.

If you are interested to join our future retreats, here is the upcoming retreat schedule.

src: Fb post

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.


  • May 3rd, 19:30 – 21:15 (Zoom/online – English)
  • May 17th, 19:00 – 21:00 (Central – Chinese)
  • 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 May 27th 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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