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Pause & Breathe in Nature - Zen Art Experience by Changlin Fashi

Pause & Breathe in Nature - Zen Art Experience by Changlin Fashi

Zen Art Exhibition and Meditation Experience in “Pause & Breathe Space”

“With your mind and heart being present, we naturally feel at ease.” Changlin Fashi

Nature has a kind of healing power. When we go into nature, we naturally know how to free ourselves and bring our mind and heart to the present. Be in the moment like a tree in the forest, who does not complain about the hot sun and pouring rain, but feels and accepts every moment as it is with full awareness.

Changlin Fashi captured 12 Zen moments in nature simply by following his heart, and created the art pieces with his formless calligraphy. They are made with transparent sheets which allow visitors to see through the photos with the ever-changing natural background, and experience collaborative art with nature. The pieces placed at the Plaza will stand in direct sunlight and rainfall throughout the exhibition period. They will demonstrate how everything undergoes constant changes and impermanence being the nature of things. We welcome visitors to visit the exhibition at different times, to observe their formation, existence, as well as destruction and emptiness. To learn more about the Zen messages and creative concepts behind, you may book an audio guide service before your visit.

Aside from the exhibition, there is a “Pause & Breathe Space” in the Art House for visitors to experience meditation in a quiet and peaceful space. After letting go of everything to connect with our inner self, visitors can return to the main hall to enjoy the video of Changlin Fashi sharing on photography and life. You may also purchase souvenirs made by “Pause & Breathe” to end your lovely experience.

Date
10 Jan - 31 Dec 2022**

Time
Zen Art Exhibition Audio Guide Service - 4 sessions /day, 1 hour /session
“Pause & Breathe” Experience - 8 sessions /day, 30 minutes / session

Venue
The Plaza and the Art house

Language
Cantonese and English

Fee
Free

Application
Click here to apply. Application ends when quota is full

Enquiry
Natalie Leung (Education Department) at 2483 7108 or email to natalieleung@kfbg.org

**Anti-epidemic measures: Changlin Zen Art Exhibition and “Pause & Breathe Space” will reopen on 22 Apr 2022 and application to workshops resumes to normal. Visitors entering the exhibition must use the “Leave Home Safe'' mobile app and show the Vaccine Pass to staff, except for exempted persons. While for workshop applicants, only using the “Leave Home Safe” mobile app at the farm entrance is required.

 

“Being Present.Being Nature” Day of Mindfulness

Enjoy being nourished in the present moment, embrace the natural surroundings and nature from

within.

Take a break for yourself from work and responsibilities, simply pause and rest. Wander in the woods, whisper to the forest, connect and experience oneness with nature, be in touch with your inner joy and peace.

Through incorporating Zen practice in walking, sitting, eating, listening and sharing; spend a day with your body and soul mindfully at ease.

Content
- Pause & breathe practise
- Mindful walking in nature
- Connect with nature to nurture our hearts
- Follow your heart to grow joy from within

Date
7 Sept 2022

Time
9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue
Upper area in Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Instructor
Guide from Pause & Breathe and Education Officers from KFBG

Language
Cantonese

Fee
HKD600 (Including vegetarian lunch and a one way shuttle bus service to Tai Po Market / Kowloon Tong MTR station after the workshop)

Application
Click here to apply. Application ends when quota is full or 5 working days before the programme date.

Enquiry
Natalie Leung (Education Department) at 2483 7108 or email to natalieleung@kfbg.org

 

“Journey with the Heart” Workshop

There is a saying, “Life is like a journey”. At each stage we go through, we encounter our own life experience and lessons. When these lessons are given, we may not have the strength to learn and practice if the needs of our body and mind are not taken care of.

“Journey with the Heart” is a workshop that allows us to travel through our inner world and reconnect with ourselves after deep self- exploration. You will be guided to explore your soul, be your hearts’ companion and stay true to your needs through photos taken by Changlin Fashi.

Content
- Pause, listen and appreciate your true self
- Be your own companion and create a peaceful space
- Explore and allow yourself to shine, bond and simply be with your heart

Date
14 May / 29 Jul / 2 Sept 2022

Time
1pm - 4pm

Venue
The Art House in Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Instructor
Guide from Pause & Breathe

Language
Cantonese

Fee
HKD300

Application
Click here to apply. Application ends when quota is full or 5 working days before the programme date.

Enquiry
Natalie Leung (Education Department) at 2483 7108 or email to natalieleung@kfbg.org

 

“Pleasure of Present” Forest Immersion Walk

In this journey, you are invited to slowly wander, open your heart and immerse yourself into the living forest. Allow your senses to guide you to be in presence with nature and receive all that this magnificent forest has to offer. Be relaxed and reconnect your heart with nature through the power of your breath.

Content
- Pleasure of present: An invitation to open up your senses for the upcoming journey
- Forest invitations: Several invitations to immerse yourself into the forest
- Tea ceremony: Give gratitude to the forest
- Sharing: Listen from the heart, share from the heart

Date
9 / 24 Jun 2022

Time
9:30am - 1pm

Venue
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Instructor
Certified Forest Therapy Guide from KFBG

Language
Cantonese

Fee
HKD300

Application
Click here to apply. Application ends when quota is full or 5 working days before the programme date.

Enquiry
Natalie Leung (Education Department) at 2483 7108 or email to natalieleung@kfbg.org

 

Changlin Fashi Zen of Photography Workshop

Let go of the perseverance of photography techniques and advanced equipment, simply feel from the heart. Whether a captivating scene appears in front of your eyes, or an utterly empty corner; you can still capture art in nature.

Content
- Zen photo appreciation, notice the essence of Zen weaved in art
- Increase self- awareness and experience Zen photography following the heart
- Being in the present moment, breathe in and immerse in nature 

Date
20 Jun / 15 Jul / 8 Aug 2022

Time
9:30am - 12:30pm

Venue
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Instructor
Changlin Fashi

Language
Cantonese

Fee
HKD400

Application
Click here to apply. Application ends when quota is full or 5 working days before the programme date.

Enquiry
Natalie Leung (Education Department) at 2483 7108 or email to natalieleung@kfbg.org 

 

Changlin Fashi 3-Day Zen of Life Retreat 

Connect with the power of nature, experience a different kind of photography, yoga sessions and guided-tour, learn how to incorporate Zen into our daily lives in this 3-day journey. Let us simply reconnect with our hearts.

- Practise meditation in sitting, standing, walking and eating. Slow down your heart and return to calmness
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Enjoy being focus and aware of Zen in photography, yoga and movie
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Wander in the forest, connect with nature
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Gather to share questions and confusion 

Date
28 - 30 May 2022 (Non-residential)

Time
9:15am - 4:30pm daily

Venue
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden 

Instructor
Changlin Fashi & Education Officers from KFBG

Language
Cantonese

Fee
HKD1800 (Includes daily vegetarian lunch and one way shuttle bus service from KFBG to Tai Po Market/ Kowloon Tong MTR Station)

Application
Click
here to apply by 15 May 2022

Enquiry
Natalie Leung (Education Department) at 2483 7108 or email to natalieleung@kfbg.org  

 

More zen workshops are upcoming and stay tuned to the announcement on our website, newsletter and social media.

 

About Changlin Fashi
Changlin Fashi, formerly known as Alain Yip, is a reputable professional photographer in Hong Kong who graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now Hong Kong Polytechnic University) studying Design. In 2009, he decided to give up all his fame and fortune and went to Master Guo Ru’s temple in Taiwan to start his monastic life. He was ordained in 2010.

With over 50 years of experience in photography, Changlin Fashi has had his works widely featured in various media and exhibitions. He has also compiled complementary publications on photography and meditation in daily life to share his photography and practice experience.

In recent years, Changlin Fashi has led meditation retreats in a simple and easy-to-follow way. He has also initiated Pause & Breathe as a charitable institution to help others incorporate meditation into their daily lives.

 

 

About the Kadoorie Earth Programme
This experience is brought to you by the Kadoorie Earth Programme (KEP).

Kadoorie Earth Programme is an initiative that is being co-created by KFBG and its network of collaborators and volunteers. By integrating the various strands of KFBG’s nature conservation, sustainable living and holistic education programmes, it provides life-transforming learning experiences that reconnect people with themselves, each other and the rest of nature and enable them to cultivate resilience in the face of climate change, economic uncertainty and other related challenges. Facilitated by leading educators, KEP guides participants to experience a paradigm shift, to let go of the same way of thinking that created the problems1 and open their hearts to new ways of knowing and acting. We invite you to be part of this unfolding initiative, to make a difference together in this world.

1 “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.” Albert Einstein