Date(s) - 17/07/2019 - 21/07/2019
Harmony in the Home, Peace in the World
A mindfulness retreat for families and young people
with the Plum Village Monastic
from 16:00 July 17 to 13:00 July 21, 2019
at Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism – Lotus Pond Temple,
Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
Dear parents, children, and young people,
We would like to invite you to attend the annual Family and Young People Mindfulness Retreat, to be held from July 17 to July 21, 2019 at AIAB-Lotus Pond Temple, Ngong Ping. Families with children, young people and individuals are welcome to attend the retreat. The retreat has become a space for families to have open communication and their loving care expressed. Everyone has lots of fun along the way of transformation and healing. The parents and children enjoy just being themselves and being present for each other.
The retreat will be in a camp setting. Parents and children will have separate as well as joint activities. The children, teens, young people and adults will be divided into groups according to their age: Children program: 6 to 12 years old, teen program: 13 – 16 years old, young adult: 17 – 22 years old, and adults: 22 years old and up. There are no separate programs for children under 6, and they have to be under the full care of the parents. The activities held in this mindfulness retreat are similar to the ones offered in Plum Village France every summer. We will learn and practice mindful breathing, mindful walking, and pleasant smiling; the foundation of the Plum Village tradition. We will also practice deep listening and loving speech. By embodying these basic skills, we can offer our true presence to our loved ones, our children, and our parents.
The tentative schedule is available at the follwoing page: