Transportation from Hong Kong International Airport to Plum Village Mindfulness Academy/Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island

 

Transportation from Hong Kong Airport to Ngong Ping.pdf

 

Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism and Plum Village Mindfulness Academy are located in Lotus Pond Temple and Bamboo Forest Monastery, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The airport is about 30 km from Ngong Ping and a taxi ride from the airport to Ngong Ping takes about 40 minutes.

For nuns and female guests:                  Lotus Pond Temple      
                                                            Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
                                                            Phone: +(852) 2985-5281
                                                            E-mail: aiab@pvfhk.org

For monks and male guests:                  Bamboo Forest Monastery
                                                            House No. 41, Chu Lam Ching Yuen
                                                            Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
                                                            Phone: +(852) 2985-5033
                                                            E-mail: aiab@pvfhk.org

AIAB LotusPondTemple NgongPing StreetMap

How to go to AIAB/PV Mindfulness Academy once you are in Ngong Ping

How to go to Lotus Pond Temple once you are in Ngong Ping

After arriving Ngong Ping bus terminus or Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal,  you will find a big white gateway in front of you.  The Big Buddha is on your right hand side.  Please take the left side.  You will pass by a small restaurant and reach a crossroads.  Please take your left hand side road.  You will find a small wooden sign with Lotus Pond Temple in Chinese 「蓮池寺」.  Total walking time is less than 10 minutes. 

1. By taxi from HK Airport to Ngong Ping

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From the arrival terminal, go out to the left exit ramp to go to the Blue Taxi (Lantau Taxi) station. A taxi ride from Hong Kong airport to Ngong Ping costs about HKD200.00 or USD25.00. A taxi can carry 5 passengers.

Please tell the driver the destination as  Lotus Pond Temple (蓮池寺)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. By Bus from HK Airport to Ngong Ping

You need to take two buses:

1. Bus S1 to go from Hong Kong Int'l Airport to Tung Chung Bus Terminus. It costs about HKD3.5

2. Bus 23 from Tung Chung Bus Terminus to Ngong Ping. It costs about HKD18.00 on Weekdays, and HKD35.00 on Sunday and public holidays. See schedule of bus 23 below.

Bus - No. 23 Tung Chung <--> Ngong Ping

Sundays and Public Holidays Schedule

Bus to Ngong Ping (Po Lin Temple) 8:10, 8:30 ,8:55, 9:20, 9:40, 9:55, 10:10, 10:25, 10:40, 10:55, 11:10, 11:25, 11:40, 11:55, 12:10, 12:25, 12:40, 12:55, 12:40, 12:55, 13:10, 13:25, 13:40, 13:55, 14:10, 14:25, 14:40, 14:55, 15:10, 15:30, 15:50, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50, 17:10, 17:40, 18:10 

Bus to Tung Chung (from Ngong Ping)   8:10, 9:00, 9:40, 10:10, 10:40, 11:10, 11:40, 11:55, 12:10, 12:25, 12:40, 12:55, 13:10, 13:30, 13:50, 14:10, 14:25, 14:40, 14:55, 15:10, 15:25, 15:40, 15:55, 16:10, 16:25, 16:30, 16:40, 16:55, 17:10, 17:25, 17:40, 17:55, 18:10, 18:40, 19:10.

Monday to Saturday (except Public Holidays)

Bus to Ngong Ping (Po Lin Temple)  7:15, 8:10, 8:30, 9:10, 9:40, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50, 11:10, 11:30, 11:50, 12:10,, 12:30, 12:55, 13:20, 13:45, 14:10, 14:40, 15:10, 15:40, 16:40, 17:20, 18:10

Bus to Tung Chung (from Ngong Ping)  8:10, 9:10, 10:10, 10:40, 11:10, 11:40, 12:10, 12:40, 13:10, 13:40, 14:05, 14:35, 15:00, 15:25, 15:50, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50,17:10, 17:30, 17:50, 18:15, 19:10

Transportation from Hong Kong International Airport to Plum Village Mindfulness Academy/Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island

Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism and Plum Village Mindfulness Academy are located in Lotus Pond Temple and Bamboo Forest Monastery, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The airport is about 30 km from Ngong Ping and a taxi ride from the airport to Ngong Ping takes about 40 minutes.

For nuns and female guests:               Lotus Pond Temple    
                                                            Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
                                                            Phone: +(852) 2985-5281
                                                            E-mail: aiab@pvfhk.org

For monks and male guests:                Bamboo Forest Monastery
                                                            House No. 41, Chu Lam Ching Yuen
                                                            Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
                                                            Phone: +(852) 2985-5033
                                                            E-mail: aiab@pvfhk.org

AIAB-LotusPondTemple-NgongPing-StreetMap.jpg

How to go to AIAB/PV Mindfulness Academy once you are in Ngong Ping

How to go to Lotus Pond Temple once you are in Ngong Ping

After arriving Ngong Ping bus terminus or Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal,  you will find a big white gateway in front of you.  The Big Buddha is on your right hand side.  Please take the left side.  You will pass by a small restaurant and reach a crossroads.  Please take your left hand side road.  You will find a small wooden sign with Lotus Pond Temple in Chinese 「蓮池寺」.  Total walking time is less than 10 minutes. 


1. By taxi from HK Airport to Ngong Ping

From the arrival terminal, go out to the left exit ramp to go to the Blue Taxi (Lantau Taxi) station. A taxi ride from Hong Kong airport to Ngong Ping costs about HKD200.00 or USD25.00. A taxi can carry 5 passengers.

Please tell the driver the destination as Lotus Pond Temple (蓮池寺)



2. By Bus from HK Airport to Ngong Ping

You need to take two buses:

1. Bus S1 to go from Hong Kong Int'l Airport to Tung Chung Bus Terminus. It costs about HKD3.5

2. Bus 23 from Tung Chung Bus Terminus to Ngong Ping. It costs about HKD18.00 on Weekdays, and HKD35.00 on Sunday and public holidays. See schedule of bus 23 below.

Bus - No. 23 Tung Chung <--> Ngong Ping

Sundays and Public Holidays Schedule

Bus to Ngong Ping (Po Lin Temple) 8:10, 8:30 ,8:55, 9:20, 9:40, 9:55, 10:10, 10:25, 10:40, 10:55, 11:10, 11:25, 11:40, 11:55, 12:10, 12:25, 12:40, 12:55, 12:40, 12:55, 13:10, 13:25, 13:40, 13:55, 14:10, 14:25, 14:40, 14:55, 15:10, 15:30, 15:50, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50, 17:10, 17:40, 18:10 

Bus to Tung Chung (from Ngong Ping)   8:10, 9:00, 9:40, 10:10, 10:40, 11:10, 11:40, 11:55, 12:10, 12:25, 12:40, 12:55, 13:10, 13:30, 13:50, 14:10, 14:25, 14:40, 14:55, 15:10, 15:25, 15:40, 15:55, 16:10, 16:25, 16:30, 16:40, 16:55, 17:10, 17:25, 17:40, 17:55, 18:10, 18:40, 19:10.

Monday to Saturday (except Public Holidays)

Bus to Ngong Ping (Po Lin Temple)  7:15, 8:10, 8:30, 9:10, 9:40, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50, 11:10, 11:30, 11:50, 12:10,, 12:30, 12:55, 13:20, 13:45, 14:10, 14:40, 15:10, 15:40, 16:40, 17:20, 18:10

Bus to Tung Chung (from Ngong Ping)  8:10, 9:10, 10:10, 10:40, 11:10, 11:40, 12:10, 12:40, 13:10, 13:40, 14:05, 14:35, 15:00, 15:25, 15:50, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50,17:10, 17:30, 17:50, 18:15, 19:10

Mindfulness Teachers Conference Retreat 2015

Short biographies of featured speakers and panel moderators

 

Bhikhu Chan Phap Kham


Bhikkhu (Buddhist monk) Thich Chan Phap Kham
has been a discipleof Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh since 1987. He was ordained a novice monk in 1998, a fully ordained monk in 2000 and a Dharma teacher in 2004. A native of Vietnam, he immigrated to the United States in 1979, studied, and worked as an electronics engineer from 1983-1997. From 1998 to 2004, he practiced at Plum Village’s monasteries in France and in the United States. Since 2005, as member of a team of Plum Village’s Dharma teachers practicing in Asia, he has taught the art of mindful living and helped establish communities of practice in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Japan and Australia. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Plum Village Foundation Hong Kong Ltd. and as director of its 4 working units: Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism, Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, Mindfulness Teachers's Association and Plum Village Mind-Body Well-Being Centre.

As a lay person, Thich Chan Phap Kham obtained a BSEE from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in June 1983 and a MSEE from The University of Maryland in May 1986. From 1983 to 1986, he worked at National Institute of Health (in Bethesda, Maryland) and completed his master's thesis on signal processing methods for Evoked Potentials. Fom 1986 to 1997, he worked at Harry Diamond Laboratories (in Adelphi, Maryland), doing research on radar systems. 

 

 Richard Brady


Richard Brady is a retreat leader, writer, conference coordinator, and educational consultant. He is a founder of the Mindfulness in Education Network, an international organization with 1,400 participants. In 2001, he received lamp transmission from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh to be a Dharma teacher in his tradition with a special focus on cultivating mindfulness in young people. Richard has lead retreats and offered workshops for educators in the US, Italy, and Germany. Richard is an editor of Tuning In: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning (2009). Other writings of his are available on the Resources page of his Minding Your Life Website. Richard taught high school mathematics at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC for 34 years before retiring in 2007 in order to devote all his energy to supporting mindfulness in education.   

 Li Chong Chan


Professor CHAN Li Chong - MBBChir; PhD Lond; FRCP Lond; FRCPath; FHKAM (Pathology); FHKAM (Medicine)

Professor Chan is the MB Lee Professor in the Humanities and Medicine, Chair Professor in Department of Pathology in Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine; and a Director of The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.

Trained as a clinical haematologist in the UK, Professor Chan has been a faculty in HKU since 1989. He has a special interest in curriculum development, problem-based learning in medicine, general education, and mindful practice. He is a Co-Director of the Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit, and the Chairman of the Medical Humanities Planning Group responsible for the development and the teaching and learning of medical humanities which is part of the core undergraduate medical curriculum. Though the medical humanities program, students learn to understand and experience who they are beneath the white coat, the nature of suffering and healing, the role of empathy and compassion, and the importance for health care professionals to take care of themselves and to build resilience. He is a member of the Common Core Curriculum Steering Committee of HKU that is responsible for developing a liberal arts education for all students. Professor Chan received an Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA) from the University of Hong Kong in 2009 and OTA (Team) in 2013.

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Ms. Jenny Chan is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong. She has many years of experience working in the government and psychiatric rehabilitation institution. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and families. She is specialized in offering psychological assessment and treatment services for people suffering from depression, anxiety, complex trauma, and parent-child relational problems. She is an Honorary Clinical Supervisor of the Department of Psychology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong. She has been practicing mindfulness with the Plum Village Sangha since 2007 and become a member of the Order of Interbeing since 2010. She has special interest in integrating mindfulness practice with modern psychotherapeutic approaches to enhance treatment effectiveness. She is enthusiastic in bringing the mindfulness practice to those in need through voluntary services (e.g., Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Cancer Link). She obtained a MSc in Clinical Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Ms. Jacqueline Law is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in Hong Kong.
After obtaining a MSSc in Clinical Psychology from The University of
Hong Kong, she worked subsequently at university and government
settings as a psychologist for many years. She is an Honorary Clinical
Supervisor of the Department of Psychology of The Chinese University
of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong. She worked with
children, adolescents, adults, and families for their psychological
well-being and various psychological and family issues. She had
experience in learning mindfulness with Dr. Helen Ma, and with the
Plum Village Sangha since 2013.

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Dr. Ha Vinh Tho is the Program Director at the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan. In this capacity, he is overseeing the implementation ofA Call to Care, a curriculum aiming at developing Compassion from kindergarten to University in all the school in Bhutan and in Vietnam. He is also the founder and chairman of Eurasia Foundation, a humanitarian NGO developing educational programs for children and youth living with disabilities, as well as ecological projects in Vietnam. Previously, he served as Head of training, learning and development at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. He is a Buddhist teacher the Tradition of Vietnamese Zen Buddhism ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Dr. Ha Vinh Tho has been a professor of education at several universities in Europe and Vietnam, he has published several books and many articles on topics including curative education, engaged spirituality, intercultural dialogue, adult education and humanitarian action. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education from the University of Geneva.

 

 

Christine Cheung is the spiritual trainer (School Development Officer) of the Spiritual Education Project “InSpirEd” (心靈教育計劃) under the HK Institute of Educational Research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. A former secondary school teacher, she has been practicing mindfulness in the Plum Village tradition since 2001, and is one of the founders of the "Friends of Plum Village Sangha" which was the first lay sangha to bring Plum Village practice to the public in Hong Kong. She has been keen to share mindfulness with a variety of people, including teachers, students, parents, her own family and the general public.

 

 

Parry Leung is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at the China University of Political Science and Law. He was the founder and chair of Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) during 2006 to 2013. SACOM is a Hong Kong-based anti-sweatshop organization which has been active in uncovering labor abuses. Parry has been a member of the Order-of-Interbeing of the Plum Village Sangha since 2011. He has been keen to share mindfulness teaching in Hong Kong, Beijing, Yangzhou and Chengdu.

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Florita Paragas is a Registered Social Worker and presently the Executive Director of Save Our Street Children Foundation, Inc. in Baguio City, The Philippines. Sometimes in 1980,she was introduced to ZEN practice by a classmate and friend in college. After graduation, she worked as a Social Worker and Counselor for drug dependents. A year after, she was offered a scholarship and went to Manila and finished her Masters in Social Work at the Asian Social Institute. She came back to Baguio City. For 5 years, she worked as a Program Manager with a non-government organization catering to indigent families and children in a mining community. She eventually, transferred to Project Luke, a non –government organization providing medical missions for indigent cataract and cleft lip patients and community based rehabilitation for visually and hearing impaired persons. While still with Project Luke, she finished her Masters in Public Management at the University of the Philippines-Baguio City. She also taught in St. Louis University for 18 years as a Social Work Professor. In between, she practices Zen and Christian Meditation. When she retired from teaching in the University, she was offered to work with another non-government organization where she is presently the Executive Director. She is also an active member of various networks dealing with the problems on child abuse, adoption of children, child welfare, domestic violence and human trafficking. She is presently finishing her Ph. D in Social Development at Philippine Women's University, Manila.

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Dr. Suthida Suwanvecho graduated from medical school (Siririaj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand) in 1993. She is American Board Cirtified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology. She currently is a consultant physician at Bumrungrad Internatinal Hospital Thailand. She is a member of Order of Interbeing and a core Sangha member of Thai Plum Village.

Sutthida's poster presentation at the Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care 2015 Conference in Taipei

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Shantum Seth
is an ordained teacher (Dharmacharya) in the Zen Buddhist lineage (of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh) and has been leading pilgrimages 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' and other multi-faith and transformative journeys since 1988. www.buddhapath.com

Shantum is actively involved in social, environmental and educational programmes including work on teacher training through Cultivating Mindfulness in Education, being pioneered by the non-profit trust, Ahimsa. www.ahimsatrust.org

He is working on setting up a Mindfulness Practice centre in Dehradun, India.

He is a Senior Advisor to the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation on Buddhism and Pilgrimage Tourism and is on the advisory board to the Minister of Culture, Government of India. He worked in the corporate sector and later in social advocacy and development, fifteen years of which were with the United Nations Development Programme, managing programmes on volunteer promotion and artisan support across 16 countries, as also initiating the Endogenous Tourism programme in India.

He has contributed to a number of books including, 'Walking with the Buddha', 'Planting Seeds… Sharing Mindfulness with Children', and 'Volunteers against Conflict'. He has also been a consultant on films including 'Life of the Buddha' made by the BBC and Discovery and 'The Story of India' made by BBC and PBS. There is also a book written about his pilgrimage 'In the Footsteps of the Buddha' called 'Every Day is Magical' by Susan Wiget.

He has had a weekly programme on Zee TV in India, where he offered teachings on Buddhism and Meditation in Everyday Life. He has been a guest speaker at many forums including to the World Presidents’Organization, the United Nations Development Programme executive board, the Confederation of Indian Industries, the Government of India's Buddha Purnima divas and a number of educational institutions, corporations and museums East and West.

Shantum Seth studied at The Doon School and St Stephen’s College in India and then graduated in Development Studies with his thesis in Gandhian Economics from the University of East Anglia, while also graduating in Footwear Technology and Management in England.

His commitment to a cross-cultural and global understanding has led him to travel to more than 50 countries and nearly every state of India. Having lived in England, the USA and France for over 14 years, he now lives with his family in Mussoorie, in the Indian Himalayas.                                                                         

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Michelle Choi is a practicing clinical psychologist and a registered social worker in Hong Kong. Being aspired to live a meaningful life since young, she has developed her volition to become a clinical psychologist since the age of twelve. Before beginning her journey as a psychologist, she served as a medical social worker at the Queen Mary Hospital after obtaining her Bachelor degree in Social Work at the University of Hong Kong in 2009. In 2013, she obtained her Master Degree in Clinical Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, she is serving individuals and families who are suffering from mental health problems, going through the aftermath of abuses, and facing life’s crisis.

To her, becoming a helping professional offers her the privilege to navigate with other individuals to deepen their as well as her understanding about life. As a young psychologist facing the complexity of life manifestations, she realized the importance of cultivating compassion, solidity and wisdom in her clinical practice. Feeling joyfully connected with Plum Village’s teachings, she has started her mindfulness practice with the Plum Village sangha since 2012 and completed the One-Year Mindfulness Teachers Training Program in 2015.

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Vicente Hao Chin Jr. is the President of Golden Link College Foundation, a theosophical school in the Philippines. He has conducted the Self-Transformation Seminar in eighteen countries around the world, and has served as Director of the School of the Wisdom in India. He has published several books such as the Process of Self-Transformation, Why Meditate?, On Education, and edited the chronological edition of the Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett. He has served as President of the Theosophical Society in the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific Federation of the TS. 

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Dr Geoffrey Tan is a clinician-scientist resident in psychiatry in Singapore under the National Healthcare Group and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research.  He completed his MBBS-PhD at the University College London in 2012 working on characterising inter-individual differences through brain imaging and genetics and is currently at the Institute of Mental Health practicing psychiatry and psychotherapy.  He has been practising with the Plum Village Sangha since 2011.  He is a member of the Joyful Garden Sangha and an Order of Interbeing aspirant.   He is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which mindfulness practice improves mental health and applying them across mental health interventions.

 

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Grace Bruneel was educated in Rosaryhill School in Hong Kong and received her Bachelor Degree of Arts in York University in Canada. She was a Human Resources professional, working in various multinational companies including Cathay Pacific Airways, American President Lines, and a freelance trainer/facilitator in personal development, teambuilding and leadership programs. She retired in 1998 because of ill health. In year 2000, after a sudden loss of three very dear friends in several months, she started to question about life and became a Zen Buddhist practitioner. In 2007, Grace encountered Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings and has taken 14 Mindfulness Trainings in 2010. She is currently a volunteer in Rosaryhill School  helping to share mindfulness with students, teachers and parents.

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Prof  Lee Seng Teik holds an Emeritus Senior Consultant position in Singapore General Hospital and he is on the Faculty of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.  He is semi-retired and spends most of his spare time in humanitarian medical missions in the region like Hainan province, China, Laos PDR and Cambodia.  Last Nov, he organised the inaugural International Conference on Humanitarian Medical Missions which attracted over 300 attendees from 17 different countries. In his own specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he is a mentor to surgical trainees and also to researchers working in the areas such as epidermal stem cells, skin tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

He is an active member of the Joyful Garden Sangha in Singapore.  He has been with the PV tradition for 5 years and acts in an advisory capacity to JGS which is a new fledgling Sangha community .  However, the Sangha has an energetic and vibrant core group which is active in the wake-up movement and in organising regular DOMs and retreats. One of our Sangha members has now been ordained as a novice nun resident in Plum Village, France, Sr Linh Cac, and 6 have been take up the OI order.  Prof Lee is interested to introduce Mindfulness training into the medical curriculum.  He is currently working closely with the Duke-NUS GMS to explore the ways in which this can be done in a secular manner

 

 
Dr. Shuk-wah Helen Ma (Registered Clinical Psychologist, HKPS; Registered Psychologist, Australia; Chartered Psychologist (Clinical), UK)is a Certified MBSR Teacher (Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts) and an Associate Mindfulness Teacher at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, U.K. Shereceived her doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge, U.K. Her doctoral research was on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT) and was supervised by Dr John Teasdale, one of the founders of MBCT. Since 1987, she has served as a clinical psychologist in hospitals and private practice, including the Castle Peak Hospital, Nam Long Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Hong Kong from 2002 to 2014. Since 1997, she has been conducting mindfulness training programmes forhospitals,governmentdepartments, corporations, schools and voluntary organizations. She is the Founding Teacher of the Hong Kong Center for Mindfulness, and is devoting her time to training MBCT and MBSR teachers.

 

 

Dr. Katrina Tsang is a  mindfulness practitioner with the the Plum Village Hong Kong Sangha since 2011. She received the 14 Mindfulness Trainings in 2014 and is a core member of the PVHK Healthy-Body Healthy-Mind health and social professional sangha. She is an assistant professor at the School of Public Health and Primary Care in the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care since September 2011. She is conducting a randomized controlled trial to study the effects of Mindfulness-based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) on mothers-to-be, fathers-to-be and their newborns in Hong Kong. Katrina is also interested in research and application of mindfulness in children, end of life and palliative care, and medical education and training for students and health professionals.

Katrina obtained her medical degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor of Science in International Health from University of Leeds. She received her post-graduate medical training at University of Virginia Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Katrina completed a fellowship in Maternal and Child Health in Chicago, worked with pregnant women with high obstetric risks, and performed normal and operative deliveries including cesarean sections. She also has an interest in global health and has practiced medicine in Cambodia, China, The Gambia, Malawi, South Africa and Tanzania. During her family medicine training at University of Virginia, she worked in the International Family Medicine Clinic to provide healthcare for refugees from different regions of the world.

 

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Dr Alfred C C Wong works as Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery in The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital. He developed his interest in photography since his medical student's day back in early 90's in HKU. After his return from vascular surgical overseas training in Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia in 2007, C C met Mr Alain Yip (葉青霖), a talented and renowned portrait photographer in Hong Kong. Apart from being a commercial photographer, Alain was also a devoted buddhist student who conveyed buddhist teachings and zen messages through his photography. Alain's work touched C C's heart deeply and then he became a student of Alain and learned the art of zen photography from him. Moment came when Mr Alain Yip let go everything and became Venerable Chang-lin (常霖法師) in 2010, C C continued to follow his teacher, learning mindfulness and zen practice. Conditions matured and Venerable Chang-lin appointed CC as Alain Yip's 8th photographic disciple during Winter retreat in Plum Village in France in 2013.

Knowing continued and life-long mindfulness practice in daily living is essential for body and mind well-being, C C applies mindfulness practice clinically during day-in day-out patients encounter as well as during surgery in operating room. He is also one of the co-organizers of Venerable Chang-lin's "Zen of Photography 攝影 禪" retreat camp in Hong Kong and Taipei since 2012. Since 2014, C C become honorary teacher in mindfulness workshop in Medical Humanities Curriculum in HKU, sharing his application of mindfulness practice in clinical setting.

 

 

Larry Ward

Director: The Lotus Institute.
Adjunct Faculty, Claremont Graduate University, University of the West
International Corporate Consultant, Executive Coach and mindfulness Trainer
Dharmacharaya, Order of Interbeing, Ordained by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
Ph.D. Candidate, Religious Studies, Major in Buddhism, University of the West (2015)
Co-Author (with Peggy Rowe-Ward), Love’s Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships (Parallax Press, 2008)

Together We are One, contributing author (Parallax Press 2010) recent presentations: Spirituality and Neuroscience Conference, Claremont School of Theology (2009). Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, UCLA (2008), The Mind and Society, Pitzer College. (2010). American Buddhism, Claremont School of Theology (2010). Psychology of Mindfulness and Wellness, Scripps Clinic (2011) Buddhist Contemplative Traditions and Western Science (2012), Leading Mindfully: Bringing Presence and Wisdom to Action, Mindfulness Week, Sweden (2013)

Consultant, Professor and Social Artist

Larry Ward was deeply inspired by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and has spent his life committed to non-violent social change, healing, and transformation on a global level.   He served on the staff of the Ecumenical Institute and Institute of Cultural Affairs for twenty years as director, academy dean and master teacher. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Organizational Behavior and established his own firm providing consulting services with multinational clients He has successfully designed, sold and facilitated executive education over twenty years in the private sector.  

Larry received his Christian ordination in 1972 and now serves as a 43rd generation lineage holder of the Lam Te Dhyana School having received Dharma Teacher Transmission in 2000 by Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a leading proponent of Buddhism in America and leads retreats around the world (i.e. Vietnam, China, Korea, Canada, Mexico, France and the United States). Larry mentors ministerial students and Zen priests in the Order of Interbeing founded by Thich Nhat Hanh. Love’s Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships, co-authored with his wife Peggy Rowe-Ward were acknowledged as one of the best Buddhist writings of 2009.

Larry is currently completing his doctoral studies in Religious Studies majoring in Buddhism. He is currently completing his dissertation on Meditation as self-directed neuroplasticity. In his leisure time, Larry enjoys playing with Charlie their dog and a round of golf. Contact information: larry@thelotusinstitute.org (909) 621-9302

 

 

24 April 2015

"Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World"
First Asia-Pacific  Mindfulness Teachers Conference Retreat
 August 12 - 16, 2015
at Plum Village
Mindfulness Academy,
Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong


Online registration for the conference retreat is avaiable

 
Click here for high-res image of the poster: 1stAsiaPacific-2015-MTeachers-Conference-Poster.jpg

Objective and Contents


Mindfulness helps us to be in the present moment, in the here and now, via the practice of mindful breathing. Being conscious of our breath helps bring our mind and body together, enables us to be aware of what's going on in our body and our mind. This helps cultivate peace and happiness within ourselves by realizing that there are wonderful things around us, even in the worst of times. Pain and suffering can be transformed with those realizations. With mindfulness, we can live a healthy and compassionate life right in this world, and help others do the same.


Mindfulness can be practiced in everyday activities such as walking, working, sitting, eating, relaxing ... because all that is needed is mindful breathing. In this conference retreat, participants have the chance to practice just that, participating in mindful activities of daily life. The conference is organized in a retreat format to allow participants to experience mindfulness as a way of living, not as a skill. Mindfulness-Born Peace and Happiness (MBPH), is realized when we go back to our breath and get in touch with the present moment.


Besides the practices, participants will listen to sharing of real life work of fellow mindfulness teachers and practitioners in the fields of education and physical, mental and social well-being. We will participate in the panel discussions and workshops. Among the speakers and panelists are:

  • Bhikkhu Thich Chan Phap Kham, Director of Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, Hong Kong
  • Richard Brady, Founder of the Mindfulness in Education Network, USA
  • Li Chong Chan , Co-Director of Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  • Ha Vinh Tho, Program Director at the Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan
  • Vicente Hao Chin, President of Golden Link College Foundation, The Philippines
  • Shantum Seth, Director of Ahimsa Trust, India
  • Jenny Chan, Clinical Psychologist
  • and etc ... 

 


Format

The conference retreat is an in-residence retreat, lasting a full four days and four nights, from 14:00 August 12 to 14:00 August 16, 2015.

A sample of daily activities is as below:

5:15 Wake Up 13:45 Total relaxation
6:00 Sitting Meditation 15:00 Panel discussion/Workshop
7:00 Mindful movements & Walking Meditation 17:00 Outdoor activities/Exercise
8:00 Breakfast 18:00 Dinner
9:00 Working meditation 20:00 Evening activities
10:00 Singing meditation 21:30 Lights Out - Rest
10:15 Presentations    
12:30 Lunch    

     
Registration and Check in begins at 14:00 on Wednesday August 12. The event ends at 14:00 after lunch on Sunday August 16. There will be a hike along the scenic Nei Lak Shan Trail and picnic dinner in the afternoon on Friday August 14.  Please see the complete tentative schedule at the end of this document.


Accommodation and Food:

The conference retreat is organized at facilities of Plum Village Hong Kong, which are located at Lotus Pond Temple and Bamboo Forest Monastery in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island. Accommodation is simple, with single beds and bunk beds in dormitory-style rooms. Meals are vegetarian and prepared by the monastics of the monasteries.

Participants are invited to help with setting up and preparing for activities such as setting up the meditation/lecture hall, cleaning up, cutting vegetables, washing up after meal, cleaning toilets, preparing tea tables .... The working meditation is to help participants to integrate mindfulness into daily activities, besides helping the monastics and lay volunteers to run the event.


Cost: 

Registration fees is HKD2,000.00/person, including food, accommodation, and program fees.


How to register: 

Online Registration is available at pvretreats.org/aiab. There are only 120 spaces available. Registration is on a first come-first served basis. Payment information is provided in the confirmation of registration e-mail after you register. Please follow the instruction there.

For more information about the event, please contact:
Website:    mindfulness-academy.net
E-mail:       macademy@pvfhk.org
Phone:       +(852) 2985-5033

 

About the Organizers:

The Conference Retreat is co-organized by Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, The Plum Village Foundation Hong Kong Ltd.; Centre on Behavioral Health, The University of Hong Kong; and Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. Under various forms, the three organizations have worked together to bring mindfulness into the education and health care fields in Hong Kong since 2007. In October 2010 and May 2013, the organizers invited Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to hold Days of Mindfulness for Health Care and Social Services Professionals at the University of Hong Kong


List of Speakers and Panelists (see short biographies here)

The following speakers and panelist will give presentations, participate in panel discussion and give workshops in the following areas:


1. Education

Bhikkhu Thich Chan Phap Kham, Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, Hong Kong
Richard Brady, Mindfulness in Education Network, USA
Christine Cheung , The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Grace Tam,  Rosary Hill School, Hong Kong
Vicente Hao Chin, Golden Link College Foundation, The Philippines
Larry Ward, USA and Thailand

 

 

2. Physical Well-Being

Lee Seng Teik, M.D., Singapore General Hospital
Suthida Suwanvecho, M.D., Bumrungrad International Hospital, Thailand
Li Chong Chan, M.D.,  Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Katrina Tsang, M.D. , The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

3. Mental Well-Being

Jenny Chan, Clinical Psychologist
Helen Ma, Clinical Psychologist, Hong Kong Centre for Mindfulness, Hong Kong
Randy Dellosa, M.D., & Psy.D, Life Change Recovery Center, The Philippines
Geoffrey Chern-Yee Tan, M.D, Singapore  
Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Luong Nghiem, Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, Hong Kong


4. Social Well-Being

Parry Leung, Hong Kong
Shantum Seth, Ahimsa Trust, India
Tho Ha Vinh, Gross National Happiness Office, Bhutan
Florita Paragas, Save Our School Children Foundation, The Philippines
Peggy Ward, USA and Thailand

 

 


Tentative Schedule

Date/Time Wed. August 12 Thursday   August 13 Friday  August 14 Saturday Aug-15 Sunday August 16
5:15   Wake Up   
6:00   Guided Sitting Meditation   Social Well-Being presentation
7:00       10 Mindful Movements &  Walking Meditation 
8:00 Breakfast   
9:00 Working Meditation   
10:00 Singing Meditation   

10:15 - 12:15
Presentation

Mental Well-Being Physical  Well-Being Education Social  Well-Being
12:30   Lunch   Lunch & Farewell
14:00 14:00
Registration starts  
Total Relaxation          
15:00 Panel / Group discussion/ Workshop  
 17:00 Exercise/Outdoor Activities (Hiking on August 14)  
18:00 Dinner (Picnic dinner on August 14)   
20:00 Opening Speech* Workshop Rest after hiking MTeachers Connections
21:30  Noble Silence   
22:00 Lights out - Rest   

Coping with strong emotions

A Day of Mindfulness (one-day retreat)

for Health Care and Human Service Professionals
from 9:30 to16:30 on Saturday July 8th, 2017
a
t Centre on Behavioral Health,The University of HongKong

   June 5, 2017

Dear friends,

You are invited to attend a Day of Mindfulness(DOM) for healthcare and human service professionals, co-organized by HKU Centre on Behavioral Health and Plum Village Mindfulness Academy - Hong Kong. This DOM is part of our Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” Initiative to integrate mindfulness practices to the physical and mental health fields.

The foundations of this initiative are the teachings and practices of Mindfulness based on the Discourse on Full Awareness of Breathing (Anapanasati Sutta) and the Discourse on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness (SatipatthanaSutta), as taught by the Buddha about 2600 years ago. We also studied how the mind works, based on the teachings of Manifestation- Only Psychology,which was systematized in the 4th century by the Indian Buddhist monk and philosopher Vasubandhu of the Yogacara Buddhist School. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has used these teachings to form the foundation for meditation practices to help us nourish our body and mind, to develop insight and to help us transform pain and suffering into peace and happiness. Even though the teachings are from Buddhist tradition, the practices are non-sectarian and are open to people of all faith.

 

For this DOM, we will learn to understand our mind, which is usually called mental formations in Buddhist psychology and as mental or emotional states in Western Psychology. We will learn how to be aware, to concentrate, to calm and to free our mind. Mindful breathing is the key to being aware of our mind because it brings the mind and body back together in the here and now. We can cope with strong emotions better if we are aware of them.

 

“When his mind is desiring, the practitioner is aware, ‘My mind is desiring.’ When his mind is not desiring, he is aware, ‘My mind is not desiring.’ When his mind is hating something, he is aware, ‘My mind is hating.’ When his mind is not hating, he is aware, ‘My mind is not hating.’ When his mind is in a state of ignorance, he is aware, ‘My mind is in a state of ignorance.’ When his mind is not in a state of ignorance, he is aware, ‘My mind is not in a state of ignorance.’ When his mind is collected, he is aware, ‘My mind is collected.’ When his mind is not collected, he is aware, ‘My mind is not collected.’ When his mind is distracted, he is aware, ‘My mind is distracted.’ When his mind is not distracted, he is aware, ‘My mind is not distracted.' - Discourse on the Four Establishments of MindfulnessIn our daily life, we are controlled mostly by our emotions, feelings, perceptions. We forget our freedom, we are caught up in endless thinking throughout the day and night. For this DOM, we will learn how to live through physical and mental discomforts. It is the time for us to stop reacting but more being with them. We can explore how impermanent they are and we can find our freedom again by practicing the third and fourth foundations ofMindfulness: contemplation of the mind and the object of mind.In the day of mindfulness, we will learn the practice of going back to our breath, anchoring our mind in the in-breath and out-breath. We become calm and clear when the mind and body are together in one place, with the help of our mindful breath. We will practice listening to the bell, walking meditation, eating meditation, exercise meditation (mindful movements), and relaxation meditation (total relaxation) … We practice to stop, to slowdown the thinking in our mind via bodily actions.You can find more information about activities of past days of mindfulness athttp://mindfulnessacademy.org/en/programs/health-care-dom

 

A sample program for the day of mindfulness is as follow:

  9:30   Sitting and slow walking meditation (indoor)

10:30   Lecture

12:30   Lunch - Mindful eating

13:30   Totalrelaxation

14:30   Group discussion

16:00   Walkingmeditation(outdoor).

16:30   Farewell

 

Location:

 

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Centre on Behavioral Health,

The University of Hong Kong

2/F, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, HK.

香港大學行為健康教研中心

香港薄扶林沙宣道52

 

Fees:             HKD200.00

(including vegetarian lunch and tea)

 

How to register

Please fill inthe below registration form along with the cheque and mail to Centre on Behavioral Health, HKU.

For details please refer to Plum Village Mindfulness Academy Websiteat mindfulnessacademy.org


RegistrationForm

Coping with strong emotions

A Day of Mindfulness (one-day retreat)

for Health Care and Human Service Professionals from 9:30 to16:30
on Saturday July  8, 2017

 

Please return the completed Registration Form along with the cheque by mail or in person to the below address. Please make cheque payable to The University of Hong Kong. An email reminder will be sent to you upon receipt of your payment.

 

Centre on Behavioral Health, The University of HongKong

2/F., 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong)

 

Enquiry-Tel: 2831-5158   Fax:2816-6710                      Fee:HK$200.00(Fee paid is not refundable)

Title (please tick as appropriate): Prof      Dr      Mr      Mrs      Ms

First name:                                                                  Last name:                                                                 

           

Correspondence address:

                                                                                                                                                                       

Tel:                                                   Fax:                                      #Email:

Organization:                                                                       HealthCare Profession:

Gender:           M             F

Age group:      

20 orbelow 41-50
21-30 51-60
31-40 60 or above

           

Previous experience in Plum Village practice:

q  None,it’s my first time joining Plum Village practice

q  Yes–DOM

q  Yes- Residentialretreat

q  Yes–other practice activities facilitated by Plum Village sangha

 

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