Monastics of Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism, Plum Village Hong Kong, are happy to announce our first Open House on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
You are invited to come with your relatives and friends who would like to understand our history, explore our practices and activities, and the most important is a chance for us to be together.
Please come to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with authentic Vietnamese vegetarian food, tea and much more.
Open House will be from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Together with the Rose Festival* on the same day.
About the Rose Ceremony
In the West we have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to celebrate the presence of our parents in our lives. The Rose Ceremony is a tradition that Thầy began after a visit to Japan. While in Tokyo some Japanese students pinned a carnation on Thầy’s robe. On Mother’s day, it is their custom to wear a red flower on the lapel when your mother is still alive, and a white one if she is no longer alive. In Vietnam (and other Asian countries) there is a tradition to celebrate the Ullambana Ceremony, which is an occasion to commemorate Venerable Maudgalyayana for his expression of filial love – rescuing his Mother from the Hell realm. Every year, as part of the Plum Village tradition we celebrate both the Ullambana and the Rose Ceremony together. It is an opportunity to pay respect and offer gratitude to our parents for their love and care throughout our lives. This is special as it is a time when you can reflect on and appreciate the good seeds that your parents have passed on to you, whether they are still alive or have already passed away.
The full schedule will be as follow:
09:30 Orientation for New Friends
10:00 Walking Meditation
11:00 Dharma Talk
11:45 Rose Festival
13:15 Picnic Lunch
14:15 Total Relaxation
15:00 Open House
18:00 Chartered bus service will be provided from Ngong Ping to Tung Chung at HKD30 per person.
Please register by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before August 20, 2019:
1. how many adults / children will come
2. how many seats have to be reserved for the chartered bus services
We look forward seeing you that day.
A lotus for you,