Book Donation For Luk Wu

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.

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Rebuild Our New Home at Luk Wu Together – Phase 2

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

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Education University of Hong Kong – Day of Mindfulness (2021)

Co-organized by: Center for Religious and Spirituality Education, EUHK, email: crse@eduhk.hk. Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, email: aiab@pvfhk.org. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community recognize the importance of creating sustainable and lasting programs in schools that maintain the happiness and well-being of teachers, administrators, students, and parents. We care about your personal well-being and happiness, and believe that this is essential in creating a favorable learning environment. In our extensive work with educators around the world, we have seen that when the teacher is personally supported by mindfulness practice, the positive impact is naturally transmitted into the classroom. Target: all education professionals, students, and parents are welcome, regardless of your religous background and teaching experience. Date and Agenda Date Feb 27, 2021 Mar 27, 2021 May 22, 2021 Jun 26, 2021 Sep 25, 2021 Nov 27, 2021 Time Agenda 09:30 Walking meditation 10:30 Lecture 12:30 Mindful lunch (please bring your own veggie-packed lunch) 13:15 Rest 14:00 Total Relaxation 15:00 Group sharing 16:30 Farewell Fee: free of charge Venue: The Educational University, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, NT. – Block B3, Quiet Room (B3-P-09A) Registration: The registration window will be open two weeks prior the event at https://www.eduhk.hk/crse. After registered, you will receive a confirmation email on Wednesday prior to the event. You can send email to crse@eduhk.hk if there is any question on registration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face program is temporarily changed to online. The program is also updated to reflect this. Event Poster

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Friday Night Practice (2021 H1)

You are invited to Friday Night Practice. Our mind has a habit of running, not being able to be present in the here and now. Mindfulness is the kind of energy we generate when we bring our mind back to our body and be aware of what is going on in the present moment, in us and around us. Every two weeks there is Friday Night Practice, we have a chance to practice Mindfulness together with others in the community. We can generate a powerful collective energy that can bring healing and transformation in ourselves and the world. The Friday Night Practice is held on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month in Central. However, due to COVID-19, we will be continuing the practice online. There is no experience or fee required. Please be invited to arrive 10 minutes earlier so that we are able to settle down, relax our body and mind. Schedule The 1st half tentative 2021 schedule will be Language: English Language: Cantonese 2021-01-15 2021-02-05 2021-02-19 2021-03-05 2021-03-19 2021-04-16 2021-05-07 2021-05-21 2025-06-04 2021-06-18 Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Language: 1st Friday: English (with Cantonese translation if needed) 3rd Friday: Cantonese (with English translation if needed) Venue: CUHK Thomas Jing Center, Room 1701, 17/F Far East Consortium Building, 121 Des Voeux Road Central, Central. Hong Kong Due to the present epidemic situation, the Friday Night Practice is conducted either face to face, or online. Please visit our website for update information. Facebook: Rain of Compassion Sangha PVHK 慈霖共修團 Email: rainofcompassion.pvhk@gmail.com Remark: Registration window will be open at 22:00 on the Monday before the event. Poster

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Rebuild Our Second Home at Luk Wu Together

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 […]

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Online Day of Mindfulness Videos (2020)

During the epidemic, all Plum Village centres are closed. Hong Kong is the same. All the activities in the temple or in town are suspended. As to encourage and keep our practice, AIAB had Online Day of Mindfulness as from August 2020. Hereunder are the video for you to review and practice. The event was facilitated in English, some parts with Cantonese translation. Video Date Oct 11th, 2020Day of Mindfulness Sep 27th, 2020Day of Mindfulness Aug 23rd, 2020Rose Ceremony (in gratitude to our parents) Aug 16th, 2020Day of Mindfulness Aug 2nd, 2020Day of Mindfulness

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