「淨土 · 緣」Program Booklet

「淨土 · 緣」Program Booklet

Program

「淨土 · 緣」Program Booklet
House Rules

Dear Patrons,
In order to make this performance a pleasant experience for the artists and other members of the audience, please refrain from recording, filming, taking photographs, and also from smoking, eating or drinking in the auditorium. Please ensure that your mobile phones and any other sound and light emitting devices are switched off before the performance. Thank you for your kind co-operation.

1.The Heart Sutra
Speaker : Ven Sik Hin Hung
Performer :
Mr. Tsang Man-tung
- Himalayan Singing Bowls The Children of Buddhist Music
- Chanting of the intrinsic nature
- Essence of Prajnaparamita Ms. Elisa Chan

2.Buddhist practices in different stages of life
Speaker : Mr. Andrew Fung
Performer :
Ms. Jenny Wu - Piano
Ms. Ng Si-kei, Isabella - Harp

3.Three-mind ·Two-power ·Buddha Chanting for transmigrating to the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss in the West.
Speaker : Ven. Shi Ding Pei
Performer :
Dr. Yusi Yang - Kong Hon

4.Pure Land and The Lotus Sutra
Speaker : Ven. Shi Dao Yuan
Performer :
Ms. Lam Siu-mei 、 Mr. Chung Siu-sun 、Mr. Lee Heung-sing - Guqin

5.A sharing of my perception on Pure Land Method
Speaker : Prof. Poon Chung-kwong
Performer :
A joint performance by Qin Yin Ya Xu and the Miu Fa Buddhist Association

6.Flower and Photography
Speaker : Ven. Shi Chang Lin
Performer :
Mr. Tam Po-shek - Dongxiao

7.Meditative State・Pure Land・Art
Speaker : Ven. Shi Jing Yin
Performer :
Ms.Cherly Chan - Harp and Guzheng Ms. Eman Lam

8.Social and health aspects of vegetarian diet
Speaker : Mr. Howard Ling & Dr. Irene Lo
Performer :
Ms. Crystal Yeung - violin
Ms. Cheryl Chung - viola
Ms. Katie Leung - cello
Ms. Shannon Ho - piano

9.Different stages of faith in Amitabha's Pure Land practice
Speaker : Prof. Chen Chien-huang
Performer :
Mr. Dominic Richards - Piano

Forward

Pure Land is Buddha’s residence, a place far from all kleshas, and beyond all relative concepts. Absolutely purified, peaceful, it’s a land of happiness, a land not any languages or words can describe, it’s a land beyond our imagination, and it’s not a land where ordinary people can comprehend.

Serendipity, here refers to our fate with the Pure Land, if the Pure Land is a place too far to reach, it’s useless to talk about it. However, the Buddha say everything is caused by our heart, so no matter it’s close or far, it’s still our heart and fate.

We hope this gathering of our renowned speakers, performers, and our professional team members, will realise the Pure Land · Serendipity and to show to the public in the Hong Kong City Hall.

We hope everyone can enjoy our show, and to perceive the Pure Land with your pure heart.

The Heart Sutra
Ven Sik Hin Hung
Ven Sik Hin Hung

Ven Sik Hin Hung was a graduate of The University of Oregon in US and worked in the business and financial sector upon his return to Hong Kong. In 1990, he was ordained under Grand Master Ven. Sheng Yi and obtained an MA in Religious Studies in SOAS of University of London in 1993.

He is the Founding Fellow of the Centre of Buddhist Studies of The University of Hong Kong and has served as the Centre Director for almost 10 years. He is currently the Senior Advisor and the Chairman of the newly launched Master of Buddhist Counselling programme in the Centre. He also serves as the Managing Vice-President and Administrator-General in the Hong Kong Buddhist Association and provides counselling services to the staffs of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

Mr. Tsang Man-tung
Mr. Tsang Man-tung

Mr. Tsang is a renowned scenographer with twenty years of experience. He has designed over 200 works, received numerous local and international awards including Best Set Design, Best Costume Design and Best Make-up & Image Design; and Award for Best Artist (Theatre) (2007/08) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. In 2009,: Mr. Tsang received Huang He Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council which allows him to visit Yale University School of Drama as a special research fellow in 2010. He received Outstanding Set Design for Dance from the Hong Kong Dance Award in 2012, 2016 & 2017 respectively. In addition, he was among the awardees in the “Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme” in 2015 for his contribution to the development of arts and culture. In 2017, Mr. Tsang received the Silver prize for Set Design at the World Stage Design 2017, is internationally renowned for his theatre design.

Besides, Mr. Tsang is a skilled performer of Himalayan Singing Bowls and has performed in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia and United Kingdom. He releases Hong Kong’s first singing bowl album The Seed of Sound: Singing Bowl in 2018.

The Children of Buddhist Music
The Children of Buddhist Music

We are The Children of Buddhist Music, found in 2017, with young musicians invited by Ven Sik Hin Hung. Currently there are 5 members with singing, chanting and folk music talents with Guitar, Erhu and Xiao.

Our settings are simple and lyrical. We keep exploring the way of music making with essences of Buddha's teaching.

Most of the lyrics are written by Ven Sik Hin Hung, with our efforts to carry out initiatives planting in the hearts of new generations.

Ms. Elisa Chan
Ms. Elisa Chan

Elisa Chan, a name known affectionately that represents good music, and true music. She is a veteran singer from Hong Kong who has hit international stardom and has dominated the international Chinese music scene for over three decades.

Other than her devotion to music, Elisa obtained her degree of Master of Buddhist Studies from the University of Hong Kong in 2017. It is always her wish to inspire others with her advocacy of healthy living and positive life values.

Members of Pure Land Assembly

President : Ms. Ng Yuen-wa
Vice-President : Mr. LAI Kwok-kuen
Co-Founder : Mr. Wong Kwong-cheong
Co-Founder : Ms. Wong Siu-fung
Executive Member : Mr. Lum Kwok-choi
Executive Member : Mrs. Angela Wong Sze Lai-kwan
Secretary : Ms. Cheung Wai-zhi

To all of our volunteers, thank you for your contribution to this project.

<b>Members of Pure Land Assembly</b><br><br>President	: Ms. Ng Yuen-wa <br>Vice-President	:  Mr.    LAI Kwok-kuen<br>Co-Founder	: Mr. Wong Kwong-cheong <br>Co-Founder	: Ms. Wong Siu-fung <br>Executive Member : Mr. Lum Kwok-choi<br>Executive Member : Mrs. Angela Wong Sze Lai-kwan <br>Secretary	: Ms. Cheung Wai-zhi<br><br>To all of our volunteers, thank you for your contribution to this project.