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A Half-day Retreat @ HKU + Lung Fu Mountain: Demystifying Mindfulness from the perspectives of Psychology and Buddhism

December 17, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

A Half-day Retreat @ HKU + Lung Fu Mountain: Demystifying Mindfulness from the perspectives of Psychology and Buddhism

We spend most of our time learning about the outside world and try to change small parts of it, but most of us know very little about our own inner mindscape, and even less about how to change it for the better.

Mindfulness is one of the most simple yet also profound ways of knowing while transforming our own consciousness into one with more clarity, peace and happiness. It is a widespread practice across different religious traditions and nowadays being even widely applied in fields like psychology, medicine and education.
We now invite you to explore these questions together with us by joining this half-day retreat @HKU + Lung Fu Shan:
1. How can mindfulness connect us to a deeper understanding of self and meaning of life?
2. What insights can we gain if we could learn from both religious and non-religious approaches of mindfulness?
3. What will happen to our daily life and surrounding if we can practice mindfulness from the here and the now?


Date: Dec 17 (Friday) , 2021【Rescheduled】
Time: 13:30 pm-18:00 pm
Venue: HKU campus + Lung Fu Mountain*
Format: Talks + experiential practices in mindful breathing, sitting, stretching and hiking

(Limited quotas are available, first come first serve)
*Further details will be sent to you upon successful registration


About our guest facilitators

Professor Shui-fong LAM
B.A. (CUHK), PGDE (CUHK), M.Ed. (U. of Texas), Ph.D. (U. of Minnesota)
Shui-fong LAM is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She was a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from the HKU, the Outstanding International Scholar Award from the International School Psychology Association, and the Knowledge Exchange Award from the Social Sciences Faculty at HKU. She is now the Director of the Jockey Club “Peace and Awareness” Mindfulness Culture in Schools Initiative. It is her aspiration to promote mental health of students, teachers, and parents in Hong Kong through the training and research in mindfulness.

Plum Village Hong Kong
Founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Village began in 1982 as a small, rustic farmstead, and has today grown into Europe’s largest Buddhist monastery.
“At Plum Village we weave mindfulness into all our daily activities, training ourselves to be mindful throughout the day: while eating, walking, working, or enjoying a cup of tea together. Plum Village is a home away from home, and a beautiful, nourishing, simple environment in which to cultivate the mind of awakening.”
Its center in HK was founded in November 2008 as a non-profit making, charitable, religious and educational organization to promote the teachings and practice of Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, France.

About Event Co-curators

The New Mindscape

The New Mindscape

The New Mindscape provides a spiritual and intellectual space on re-imaging and re-building the self and society, with multimedia content (readings, videos and community events) developed from CCHU9014 Spirituality, Religion and Social Change, an HKU common core course taught by Prof. David A. Palmer who’s an anthropologist in exploring different realities.

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness HKU is a community of inner discovery, mindfulness, and self-care. We rediscover happiness in psychology, philosophy, arts, and spirituality, and turn ideas into weekly practice.


December 17, 2021
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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HKU campus + Lung Fu Mountain
Hong Kong


The New Mindscape
The Art of Happiness