If you have any book (not magazine) from Thay Thich Nhat Hanh, or any book written by the Plum Village monastic (for example, Sister Chan Khong, Sister Dang Nghiem, Brother Phap Hai…) or Plum Village sangha, (Chinese, English or Vietnamese), book donations are welcome.
Dear friends, Greetings from monastics of AIAB, Plum Village Hong Kong. In September 2020, our sangha humbly asked your help in rebuilding our houses in Luk Wu area, Lantau Island. Our House in Luk Wu Volunteers helped in “Do it by ourselves” campaign We received a lot of love from many friends and volunteers in supporting this meaningful project. However, the sangha and volunteers cannot execute engineering works that only professional contractors can accomplish, and cannot produce items that can only be procured from manufacturers/suppliers. Due to the substantial costs, in order to make our dream comes true, there is a need for us to launch the second phase fund raising. Please choose one or more needed items from the following list and contact us (e.g. One set of “Shrine and Decors” for $40k). We will issue and mail a tax-deductible receipt, Letter of Gratitude, and a Commemorative Book to acknowledge your compassion and generosity. Items that Require Donation Qty Each Costs (HK$) Total (HK$) 1. Bespoke Sculpture Statues 3 $100,000 $300,000 2. Shrine and Decors 4 $40,000 $160,000 3. Bricks, Walls & Roofs 20 $30,000 $600,000 4. Furniture and Appliances 10 $20,000 $200,000 5. Kitchenware and Fit-out 20 $10,000 $200,000 6. Teaching Equipment 20 $5,000 $100,000 7. Misc. Items & Facilities 20 $2,000 $40,000 For how and why this project start, please check this post. Here is the project poster. Please consider offering a donation for this project. We thank you for your supports. May you be peaceful and happy. Breathe & Smile, The monks and nuns of Plum Village Hong Kong & AIAB April 19th, 2021
Dear Sangha members, Greetings from the monks and nuns of Plum Village HK & AIAB. In November 2019, the monastic sangha was very joyful to receive a small house from three venerable nuns at Luk Wu area on Lantau Island. The house is surrounded by mountains, trees, birds, and open sky, offering a unique place to heal and transform our body and mind. With our presence at Luk Wu Village — an old Buddhist village with more than 100 years of history — we can together cultivate mindful, peaceful, and joyful energies and connect monastics of different traditions practicing in the village. The house will serve as our new home, in addition to the Lotus Pond Temple for the nuns and Bamboo Forest Temple for the monks in Ngong Ping. It offers us more space for Sangha practice and mini-retreat for lay friends. See picture of the house enclosed within the boundary below. It is 4km from Ngong Ping. The bird eye’s view Luk Wu location However, the house we received was built in the 1950s, so an extensive renovation is needed to ensure the safety and wellness of the visitors and create suitable living conditions for retreatants, requiring a complete re-do of the water and power supply systems and relocation of kitchen and toilets. Meanwhile, the addition of a new meditation hall is exceptionally challenging as it requires total removal and restoration of the aged ceiling seriously damaged by termites and water leaks. Adding to the complexity and building and maintenance costs to the project is our commitment to preserving the Buddhist heritage of the building. We will retain the traditional tile-roof design of the house, rarely seen and precious nowadays, while meticulously repairing the corroded historic structure made of locally-carved sandstone. We encourage you to donate or support this project. May you be peaceful and happy, The monks and nuns of Plum Village Hong Kong & AIAB September […]