Back in Hong Kong

I’m back in Hong Kong, after having been away for over almost eight months. I’m back in “Asia’s World City”, as the region is advertised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board – a definition that well reflects Hong Kong’s global attitude, as well as its pride in being part of Asia with all its culture, tradition…

Happiness is the way

Together with more than 1,000 other people I joined a four day retreat organized by the Plum Village, a Buddhist organization led by the famous Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn (Thay). About half of the people present were local Hong Kong people or expats living in the region; another quarter came from mainland China; there…

Buddha’s Birthday

Friday 17 May 2013 (8th day of 4th month in Chinese lunar calander) Buddha’s Birthday Today is a national holiday in Hong Kong. Schools are closed, some shops are closed, and most people – though not all – have a well-deserved day off from work. Not me though: I am ‘working’ today, celebrating the day…