Be Beautiful, Be yourself

Four day Mindfulness Retreat for Young People with the Plum Village Monastics
at the Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism –

Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping Village, Lantau Island, HK

Date and time: 05 Jan 2017 @ 4:00pm – 08 Jan 2017 @ 2:00pm



Registration is available online HERE on a first-come-first-served basis.

Dear Friends,

You are warmly invited to join our Sixth Annual Wake up retreat from the 5th to the 8thof January, 2017 with the monks and nuns of Plum Village Hong Kong, Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism, at Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping Village, Lantau Island.

Wake up is a movement which is made up by young friends aged from 18 to 35 who are interested in building a Healthy and Compassionate Society. In the past years, Wake up Hong Kong have organized annually retreat for young people, as well as Day of Mindfulness, Monday night activities in town, Flash Mob meditation etc. that bring about a lot of joy and happiness for building a healthy society.

If:         You have the difficulties at work?
You have communication problems with your beloved ones?
You are not happy with yourselves?

Coming to this retreat you will learn the ways how to be yourselves, so you can find out answers for those questions by practicing mindfulness with the community. You can be able to generate the energy of loving kindness, compassion, learn how to restore communication with your beloved ones and also have an opportunity to receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings: a template for self happiness and the meaning of life. The retreat is the foundation of our togetherness as a Sangha.

The retreat will be conducted in English with Cantonese translation.

The tentative schedule:

5th Jan. (Thurs.)  6th – 7thJan. (Fri - Sat) 8th Jan. (Sun)
16:00  Registration   5:15  Wake Up   5:15  Wake Up
18:00   Dinner   6:00  Guided Sitting Meditation   6:00  Guided Sitting Meditation
20:00  Opening Talk   7:00  10 Mindful Movements & Walking Meditation  7:00  10 Mindful Movements & Walking Meditation
22:00  Light Out - Noble Silence  8:00  Breakfast   8:00  Breakfast
 9:00  Working Meditation  9:00  Working Meditation
10:30    Dharma Talk 10:30   Dharma Talk
12:30  Lunch 12:30  Lunch
14:00  Total Relaxation  Closing Circle
15:00  Dharma Sharing
16:45  Exercise/Hiking Fare well & Happy continuation of the practice at home
18:00  Dinner
19:30  Presentation / Be-In
21:30  Light out - Noble Silence

Accommodation and cost: Accommodation for this retreat is limited to dormitory-room.  Participants will be housed in dormitories (bunk beds) at Lotus Pond Temple. Pillows, bed-linens, and blankets will be provided.

The cost per person is listed below (in HK Dollars).

 Room Type Dormitory (HKD) 
 Wake Uppers (18 - 35 years old)  1,200.00                      

 *Please write to us at if you are in real need of a scholarship.

Plum Village practice is designed to help us to weave the energy of mindfulness into all of our daily activities. By this way we can practice meditation throughout the whole day while eating, walking, working, sitting, or even enjoying a cup of tea together. All participants are invited to help in communal activities such as arranging the meditation halls, preparing meals, cleaning bathrooms, emptying garbage, watering plants, washing pots, cleaning the kitchen and other tasks, as part of the daily practice of mindfulness. Since the teachings emphasize the benefit of practicing with the Sangha in order to enjoy its collective energy. It is important for all participants to fully participate in all scheduled activities. Participants will be divided into Dharma sharing groups which will work together to give helping hands to the retreat.

How to register

Registration is available online HERE on a first-come-first-served basis. Registrations are not final until we receive your payment. Please make payment within one week after you register. If payment is not received within one week, our registration will be placed on a waiting list. For means of payment, details will be sent along with the confirmation email to those who completed online registration.

Closing date for registration: Dec 28, 2016. Payment is not refundable for cancellation after Dec 10, 2016. For enquiries, please contact us by e-mail: or by phone from 14:30 – 17:00 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday): 2985-5033 (English), 2985-5281(Chinese).

We are looking forward to seeing you at the retreat!

A lotus to you,

A Buddha to be

Wake up Team