Fri, 24 Nov|
Fa Hong Monastery
Going Deeper into Mindfulness through Fasting (November 24-26, 2023)
This retreat provides a chance for regular mindfulness meditation practitioners to deepen their mindfulness practice and dedicate a long weekend to a continued mindfulness practice in a supportive environment while cutting out food intake for one day.
時間及地點 Time & Location
24 Nov 2023, 9:00 am HKT – 26 Nov 2023, 3:00 pm HKT
Fa Hong Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
活動詳情 About The Event
Fellow mindfulness meditation practitioners,
We are excited to invite you to join us for a long weekend at Fa Hong monastery to go deeper into the mindfulness practice with the addition of one day of water fasting. This break in food intake gives us a chance to have a space where we can pay close attention to the bodily sensations as well as the state of our mind brought up by the fasting.
Who is this for:
- This retreat is for experienced mindfulness meditation practitioner who have previously completed retreat(s) at Fa Hong monastery.
- All participants must be of good physical and mental health, and be committed to attending the whole retreat without being late or leaving early.
- This retreat is not recommended for people with pre-existing medical conditions and/or on prescription medication. Fasting is generally not suitable for pregnant women, people with kidney problems, heart issues and some other chronic conditions.
- This retreat is also not suitable for beginner practitioners who have previously not attended a retreat at Fa Hong monastery.
This retreat is offerend on a donation basis. The participants can send an electronic payment or offer a cash donation to contribute towards the operation cost of the retreat, towards the support of the teachers or to support the ongoing maintenance of the monastery at the end of the retreat.
Full retreat information here.
About the Teachers：
Eva Li is a registered nutritionist, mindfulness meditation practitioner and long-term HKIMS volunteer. Over the years, you might have met her at Fa Hong Monastery as a fellow retreat participant, retreat support volunteer, retreat manager or a cook.
Eva started water fasting about 15 years ago. Initially she started with regular 1-day water fasting but gradually moved to longer fasts. Over the years, she felt that fasting helped her to gain a better understanding about her relationship with food and brought more clarity when separating cravings/greed from the natural needs of the body. She also noticed the changes of the mind and the gradual increase of concentration during meditation practice while fasting. Her own experience with fasting motivated her to start fasting retreats for experienced mindfulness meditation practitioners at Fa Hong monastery.
Angela Spaxman is a highly qualified leadership coach, a mindfulness meditation practitioner and guide, and a facilitator of Insight Dialogue, the Buddhist practice of relational mindfulness. Since 2020 Angela has been a regular retreat leader at Fa Hong Monastery especially guiding a variety of short retreats with different topics, including mindful fasting, mindful hiking, mindful communications, mindful cooking and more.
In this retreat, Angela will support the participants’ process with daily guided meditations, Insight Dialogue and optional one-on-one support on request.