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Rebuild Our New Home at Luk Wu Together

LukWu-PVHK-Fund-raising-2020.pdf

September 29, 2020

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.

 

TempleInLukwu

 

Lukwu-NgongPing

 

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.

 

How to support?

Our Teacher Thay always encourages us to build sangha, to spread the joy of Dharma. The monastics, therefore, are humbly asking for your support for the project to benefit all future Buddhas. There are two ways to support:

 

1. Join the monastics’ “Do it by Ourselves” campaign to practice mindful working on painting and flooring, outdoor landscaping, etc. To sign up, please contact Sr. Tu Nghiem at dana@pvfhk.org.

 

2. We need to raise HK$2.3 million for the renovation. You can offer a donation via the following ways:

 

  1. Faster  Payment  System  (FPS)at FPS identifier: 8104739 (”The Plum Village Foundation (H.K.) LTD” will be shown with the identifier input),

  1. Bank transfer at Bank of East Asia:
    Account Name:       The Plum Village Foundation (Hong Kong) Limited
    Account #:               015-191-404000216 
    For TT transfer:       Swift Code: BEA SHK HH
    Bank address:          Bank of East Asia, Waterloo Road Branch, 
                                     Shop A, G/F, Richland House,
                                     77B & 77C Waterloo Road, Kowloon, 
                                     Hong Kong SAR

iii)        Write a cheque to The Plum Village Foundation Hong Kong Limited” and send it to Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

Please put your name and state that it is for Luk Wu House as the reference or message to payee for the transaction (e.g. Happy Smile for Luk Wu House). Donations of HK$100 or above are tax-deductible with a valid receipt. If a receipt is needed, please send a screenshot of the transaction record with your name and mailing address to Sr. Tu Nghiem at dana@pvfhk.org, mobile phone/WhatsApp: +(852) 6871-7872.


May you be peaceful and happy,

 

The monks and nuns of Plum Village Hong Kong & AIAB

 

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親愛的僧團,願家安好

港梅村正在籌建新家園。2019⼗⼀⽉,香港梅村的出家眾欣喜地接受了在大嶼⼭⿅湖修的三位丘尼贈送給我們的禮物一間位於鹿湖,曾用作佛教僧侶清修處的屋。小屋群山圍繞,舉青翠,是坐看雲起,⽿兒鳴,療癒身的環境。鹿湖小屋將成爲我們的另一家園。昂坪蓮池寺是我們的心靈家園,這間小屋則給予僧團另一獨特的修習空間。香港社會經歷動蕩不安,加上疫情,令我們的身心承受很大壓,這間小屋亦將是為在家眾舉辦小型正念營、修習和療癒之處。

鹿湖是具有百年歷史的佛教修行禪林,香港禪宗的發源地,僧才輩出,虛雲和尚、筏可老和尚及聖一老和尚和鹿湖亦有一段因緣,目前仍有38大小寺院。我們寄望在此建我們的家園後,在家眾和出家眾常到此修習,連接中國傳統的禪林氣息,同時希望能爲這個歷史悠久的禪修地添份朝氣和活

但是我們的小屋建於上世紀五十年代,期沒居住久失修,要重新啓作舉辦活動,提供參加者及訪客安全和合適環境以修習及住宿,必需重修廚廁及水電系統。此外,為騰出設立禪堂所需空間,牆柱也有移位需要,這同時涉及重修已老化和滲漏的瓦屋頂。而我們決意保留小屋珍貴的傳統瓦屋頂和佛教特的建築傳承,這需要進行很大的整體修葺

我們需要您的

老師一行禪師總是勵我們建立僧團,分享佛法,香港梅村的出家眾因謙卑地請求您們的支持。大家可以通過以下兩個途徑持:

1) 參與出家眾「我們一起建設」的活動,與梅村的法師們一起修習正念工作:清理地,清理和美化外的環境等。報名請聯絡:修嚴法師:dana@pvfhk.org.

2) 捐款支持

a) 可通過「轉數快」(FPS)過數。「快速支付系統識別碼」:8104739

   輸識別碼時將會顯示香港梅村的戶口名稱

The PlumVillageFoundationHongKongLimited;

b) 銀行過數:東亞銀行戶囗:015-191-404000216

                        窩打老道分行,九龍窩打老道77號B及C,芝齡大廈地下

c) 郵寄支票抬頭請寫:ThePlumVillageFoundationHongKong Limited

然後寄到:大嶼山昂坪村蓮池寺香港梅村修嚴法師收(請注明你的名字及      支票用途:支持建設鹿湖小屋

 

一百元以上捐款可有收據申請退稅。如有此需要,請屏幕截圖交易記錄,注明你的名字和地址後傳給修嚴法師:dana@pvfhk.org, 手機/WhatsApp: +(852) 6871-7872

我們的目標是籌款百三十萬港幣,需要您們的支持,一起建設新家園。

祝願大家健康平安呼吸微笑

香港港梅村法師們