Rebuild Our New Home at Luk Wu Together

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 templefrom three venerable nuns at Luk Wu area on Lantau Island. The templeis 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 templewill 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 temple enclosed within the boundary below. It is 4km from Ngong Ping.






However, the templeswe 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

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

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

ii) 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 or WhatsApp to our volunteer Mr Michael at (852) 6871-7872.

May you be peaceful and happy,

The monks and nuns of Plum Village Hong Kong & AIAB













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:清理地面,清理和美化戶外的環境等。報名請聯絡:修嚴法師

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輸入識別碼時將會顯示香港梅村的戶口名稱The Plum Village Foundation (Hong Kong) Limited;

b) 銀行過數:東亞銀行戶囗:015-191-404000216


c) 郵寄支票,抬頭請寫:The Plum Village Foundation Hong Kong Limited


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, WhatsApp 給義工江先生(852) 6871-7872



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