Memorial Services for Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in Hong Kong

I am a continuation, like the rain is a continuation of the cloud. – Thich Nhat Hanh Our Beloved Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh (Thầy) has passed away peacefully at Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam, on 22nd January, 2022, at the age of 95. The translated announcement from Plum Village French. Thầy had a long connection with Hong Kong. He had his first visit to Hong Kong back at 1966 and then came to Hong Kong for retreats and teaching tours for five times in the years 2001, 2002, 2007, 2010 and 2013. In Thầy’s last visit to Hong Kong, Thầy gave a public talk at the Hong Kong Coliseum for 10,000 people. He had briefly stayed in the Po Lin Monastery and the Lotus Pond Temple at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island before. We would like to invite you to join the Hong Kong sangha for a 7-day memorial services and practice at your own convenient time or follow our live-streams of ceremony sessions from Lotus Pond Temple with the following schedule. You are also invited to pay tribute to Thầy in person at the LOTUS POND TEMPLE, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island during the 7 days from 09:00 to 16:00. Ceremonies will also be hosted by our monasteries in Asia, Europe, and the US. Please refer to the Plum Village International website for more details. The following is the memorial services for continuing Thầy in the Here and Now. DAY 1: 23 January (Sunday) Time Memorial Activity 08:45 Gather at Buddha Hall for sitting meditation 09:00 Ceremony for laying Thầy’s body in the casket – Live from VietnamWalking meditation before lunch if time permitted 13:45 Gather at Buddha Hall 14:00 Ceremony for inviting the Enlightened Spirit to settle and for Receiving the Memorial Patches (small yellow squares we will pin to our chests) 16:30 Ceremony of Offering and Paying Respects to the Enlightened Spirit of the Most Venerable Zen Master […]

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