We have the following major events took place in May and early June. Vesak Celebration On the Sunday of May 21st, we had the Vesak Celebration (Celebration of Buddha birthday) in Lotus Pond Temple. We all had a chance to bathe the baby Buddha to commemorate his teaching passed down 2000 years ago and to cultivate the Buddha nature within ourselves. Thay Phap Kham also delivered an insightful dharma talk, reminding us of our aspirations of becoming Buddha-to-be. Zen for 1000 Carnival 2023 千人禪修嘉年華 Zen for 1000 Carnival (千人禪修嘉年華2023) took place at Jao Tsung-I Academy over the most recent weekend on June 3rd and 4th. This event provided attendees with an array of meditative and artistic experiences, such as tea meditation, mindful calligraphy, and copying of Buddhist texts, among others. Additionally, Plum Village Hong Kong also facilitated dharma talk workshops, a mindfulness singing session, and introduced the practice of walking meditation and total relaxation to the general public. Breathe and Smile Plum Village Hong Kong
The Mindfulness Concert was finished on June 3, 2023. Here are the lyric of all songs. ZenMeditaiton2023 Here is the linkage for the concert: 8:40:11-10:14:30 mindful concert HKPV: 正念演唱會：正念歌曲帶來滋養和療癒｜梅村僧團 https://www.youtube.com/live/la2FQSu1BG0?t=31211
Peace In Every Step, Freedom In Every Smile – Parallel Verses for the Lunar New Year Plum Village offers these parallel verses to mark Tết, the Lunar New Year. Thich Nhat Hanh has established a tradition, on the eve of the Lunar New Year, of offering the sangha a simple poetic couplet in calligraphy that can inspire and nurture our mindfulness practice throughout the year. Thay’s innovation has been to offer the couplet in English, French and Vietnamese. Sangha based on Vietnamese and translated into Chinese, and wrote the calligraphy. The Plum Village Community is very happy to continue this beautiful tradition. Read more about this tradition and print off your own version for displaying around your home: Chinese: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sY2ezYn9eTfNDaI4NOvE35CKCtxSFIje/view?usp=sharing Other languages: Freedom In Every Smile – Parallel Verses for the Lunar New Year There are small amount Chinese, English and Vietnamese couples are ready in AIAB/Plum Village, Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping and the Hanli (16A CKK Commercial Centre, 289 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong). They are free to pick up until last stock.
Below is the schedule for 2023 retreats. Detailed information will be released around 1.5 month before the event. Please pencil down in your calendar. April 6 – 10, 2023 5 days / 4 nights Spring Retreat Jul 19 – 23, 2023 5 days / 4 nights Summer Family Retreat Aug 2 – 6, 2023 5 days / 4 nights Educators’ Retreat Oct 19 – 23, 2023 5 days / 4 nights Autumn Body Mind Health Retreat We look forward to practice with you in the retreat.
We would like to share the other two phases from Zen Master Thich Nanh Hanh showing on KMB. The sangha gather together today and transformed the bus into the meditation hall. We practiced singing meditation, listening to Thẩy and Thẩy Pháp Niem’s ‘The Great Bell Chant’. We also had sharing session and chanting ‘May the day be well’. These four phases also be transformed as free postcards to friends. They are distributed here : 1 AIAB/Plum Village Hong Kong, Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island 2 The Han Lai – 16A CKK Commercial Centre, 289 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong
As from October 11, 2022, you may find these Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s teaching stickers on KBM buses. Venerable Cheung Lin took the photos when he joined the Winter Rain Retreat in Plum Village, France. Venerable also designed the stickers, sponsored by plum Village friends and KBM, the stickers were appeared on Thẩy’s Continuation Day. We wish these quotes will nourishing everyone’s peace and joy. You are welcome to take photo with them and share with your friends, helping to sow peaceful seeds in everyone’s heart.