Gross National Happiness: Buddhism, Sustainability, and Social Engagement in Bhutan

A Public Talk by Dr Tashi Zangmo
Director of The Bhutan Nuns Foundation

The remote Himalayan nation of Bhutan is often known as the “Happiest Place on Earth,” thanks to its famous Gross National Happiness philosophy, which emphasizes sustainability, conservation, cultural preservation, and good governance.

Theravāda Analysis of Meritorious Deeds – Public Talk by Dr Ashoka Welitota

Early Theravāda sources refer to three bases of meritorious deeds: generosity (dāna), morality (sīla) and meditation (bhāvanā). This number is increased to ten or twelve in its exegetical literature. Hence a discussion is needed to understand how exegetes increased the number and subsumed newly added bases under three bases of meritorious deeds: generosity, morality and meditation.

Wholesome action of wonderful sounds: Breath, music and awareness - A Demonstration by HakGwai 善行妙音──呼吸、音樂與覺知

HakGwai is a musician, educator and street performer in Hong Kong. A proficient player of Chinese and indigenous instruments, he has performed in many arts and music events, including Clockenflap, “Dear Friend” concert, and the 36th Hong Kong Film Festival. As an educator, he has conducted workshops in Asia, the United States and Australia. In 2014, he released an album “HakGwai”, which was a masterful blending of East and West, ancient and modern. “Spirituality and well-being” is his life mantra and motivation behind his craft.

Kaṭhina Robes and Alms Offering 2017 卡帝那袈裟供僧

Kaṭhina Robes and Alms Offering 2017 卡帝那袈裟供僧

Date: 22 October 2017 (Sunday)

Time : 10:15 am - 1:15 pm

Venue: The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong
28/F Pacific Plaza, 410 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong
(Near HKU MTR Station Exit B2)


Fee: Free of Charge (Donations welcome)


Metta Yoga 慈心瑜伽

Fund-raising for Monastic Scholarships

Come join us for some healthy fun on our “Metta Yoga” day to help us raise funds for monastic scholarships on 12 November 2017 (Sunday).

We need your support to make the fund-raising a success so that deserving members of the sangha can further their studies at our Centre.

You can show your support by:



日期: 二零一七年十月二十七日至十二月十五日 (逢星期五)

時間: 晚上六時正至九時十分

地點: 中國人民大學公共教學二樓2106室

課程: 早期印度瑜伽行派教義







講座:        對大乘佛法興起的一些思考

主講人:     法光法師 (Ven. Prof. K L Dhammajoti)      中國人民大學講座教授,香港大學明德教授,香港佛法中心主席

主持人:     張雷風教授 中國人民人學佛教與宗教學理論研究所執行所長

時間:        2017年9月22日 (週五),18:00 – 20:00

地點:        第三公共教學樓3205教室