ICGB 2014

Cultural Programme

Morning activities before start of Conference


June 12, 2014 - “Peace is Every Breath” led by Plum Village Monastics and Lay members of Order of Interbeing

To meditate is to be with ourselves, to calm our body and mind, to listen and to look deeply into our feelings, perceptions, and our states of mind. Meditation goes hand in hand with mindful breathing, which helps establish the oneness of body and mind and bring peace and joy to us. Mediation can be integrated into daily activities, as long as we are mindful of our breaths.


June 12, 2014 - Dai Yan Qigong
Dr Pamela Chan, BBS, JP and
Ms Chan Yim Bing Ling

Qigong is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind.


June 13, 2014 - Laughing Yoga
Mr Dick Yu

Laughter yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. It is done in groups, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. Forced laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter.


June 14, 2014 - Tai Chi

An internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defence training and its health benefits. The timeless movements of its martial art can help to reduce stress, increase balance and flexibility and improve your overall mind, body and spirit.

Lunch time Cultural Appreciation


June 12, 2014 - Chinese Tea Appreciation
Ms Dinah Lee

The Chinese has held a centuries old reverence and fascination for good tea. As you sample different types of tea, you will discover a range of taste, fragrance and aroma. It will be more than just a cup of Chinese tea you will be sipping on, but thousands of years of Chinese culture and intricate rituals involved in drinking Chinese tea


June 13, 2014 - Short Film: Competition Winners of the ‘Know About Death, Learn About Life’ Short Film Competition

The Competition was jointly organized by the Centre on Behavioral Health, HKU and website Hospicehome.hk, and co-organised by the Education Bureau and Hospital Authority. It was fully sponsored by the Li Ka Shing Foundation "Heart of Gold" Hong Kong Hospice Service Program. The Competition was the first of its kind to adopt the theme “morality” with an aim to guide Hong Kong people to explore and reflect on their views and attitudes towards morality, as well as to increase awareness of hospice and palliative services. The competition has attracted more than a hundred entries from students and members of the general public.

Closing Ceremony


June 14, 2014 - Guqin Playing
Dr Chun Yan Tse

Guqin is a seven-stringed most classical Chinese instrument with over 300 years of history. In recognition of its supreme importance to Chinese culture, UNESCO in 2003 declared the art of the Guqin a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.