Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday
Date: May 2, 2009
Venue: polytechnic university

12 –

The Pachama Awakening The Dreamer – Changing the Dream Symposium
Room N001

A Symposium to help Hong Kong residents respond to global issues such as climate change, poverty and economic crisis. It is an opportunity for everyone to understand what is happening and to consider how we can all play a part in addressing these problems and creating a world that works sustainably for us and for future generations. Participants will explore our culture and how this contributes to these problems in a workshop that uses inspiring video, up-to-the-minute facts and figures and dynamic group interaction. We’ll hear from some of the world’s leading experts on topics as diverse as the current state of the Earth’s biodiversity and the reality of the socio-economic disparity throughout the world. Through this enquiry each individual will discover the unique stand that they wish to take for a more just, sustainable, and fulfilling world.

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Gino Yu
Consciousness and the Asia Consciousness Festival

Room N001
Consciousness is a highly interdisciplinary topic that everyone has a first-hand experience with. It is arguably the most challenging topic of science and an area with great value in solving critical issues within our society today. There is an active community of neurobiologists, psychologists, physicists, philosophers, and cognitive scientists that are interested in developing a theory of the underlying biological mechanisms of consciousness, described as the "hard problem" of consciousness. Designers are interested in qualia and phenomenology to establish a basis for aesthetics and "good design." Others in the field of psychology and mind-body medicine are interested in the role of one’s consciousness in both mental and physical health. These practitioners devise practices that facilitate natural healing. Still others are interested in the "evolution" of one’s consciousness and devise models and practices that facilitate one’s "personal evolution" in understanding self, ultimately addressing the big questions such as "who am I" and "why am I here."
4:20 –

Anita Cheung
Personal and Planetary Detoxification
Room N001

Anita Cheung is founder of i-Detox, and Integrative-Living. She is the only Hong Kong graduate of the renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition (New York), a certified holistic health counsellor (American Assoication of Drugless Practitioner), a certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, convenor of the Brown Rice Movement.? Anita gives corporate wellness seminars and works with individual clients to effect detox and lifestyle changes. While she is passionate about effective cleansing for the individual, she believes that a "holistic detox" involves detoxifying the environment that sustains the individual.? In this talk she will share her experiences in facilitating "detox" holistically.
4:40 –

Laurance Lucas
The Enchanting Nature of Reality
Room N001

Laurance is a Hong Kong based life change facilitator in his words "The focus of my work can be said to take place on two fronts, the individual and their life purpose, the collective and its evolution. In both instances the substance of reality being creative consciousness at its fundamental level.

The world can be described to some degree by science, especially the new sciences of chaos and the self-organizing intelligence of dynamic systems; but to a greater degree by sociology and psychology (soft sciences). However, to me, the world is more aptly described by its inherently magical nature.

The world is a magical construction; Life is an Enchantment."
5 –

Living Life with Perfect Ease
Room N001

How many of you would like to be unaffected by anything that happens around you in life? Can we truly be centered in our life and live joyfully? This knowledge and the technique of Self Perfection- springs from Vedanta teachings – the universal philosophy of life. In this session Malaji will share with you the timeless wisdom and how you can apply it to your everyday life with ease – so you can live from a greater sense of Joy and Freedom even in today’s challenging scenario.

Malaji is a teacher of Vedanta – the universal philosophy of Life. She has trained under the world renowned Vedantic Master H.H. Swami Chinmayananda from her early teens.

She is an established GIA gemologist and jewellery designer who runs her own wholesale and retail business. She is also a certified Body Talk practitioner, healer and spiritual teacher. Applying a unique synthesis of business and spiritual realms, she conducts regular classes on spirituality in Hong Kong. She addresses students of all nationalities and religious backgrounds ranging from pre-teens to seekers in their ripe age.
5:20 –

All theatre Co.
Poetry and Performance
Room N001

MC'd by Maggie Blue O'Hara of All Theatre Art Association (www.alltheatreco.com)

  • Professional Poets reading their original words (20 min)

  • Open Mic: Open to everyone to share their words about consciousness (20 min.)

  • Enjoy an exerpt from All Theatre's dance show "The Journey of The Lotus" with Poetry by Rabindranath Tagore, Live Sarod by Tareef Khan and Classical Indian Dance by Oxana Banshikova (20 min.)

    Poetry and Performance are ancient ways of communicating our human experiences and sharing the collective consciousness. Come, listen, participate and co-inspire!
    6:30 –

    Liberating Energy – Expanding Consciousness
    Room PQ002

    Surrender the head, and dive into a 4hr experiential journey of the heart and soul. Using ancient and modern techniques of healing and transformation, including yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, singing, and dancing, you will be guided by experienced teachers in an exploration of our deepest selves. The event seamlessly flows into a VJ – DJ dance party in celebration of the emergence of a global culture of love and wisdom at this time of great transformation. As we awaken to our oneness and our individual and collective power, we realize anything we imagine is possible.

    10:30 –

    Dj’s Chata, Atmabhav and MC/Dj Rebearth will keep the dancing going until the early hours.
    Room PQ002

    DJ Chatawas born in Hong Kong and has performed in multiple cities around the world. The multi-genre DJ is a record label owner, music producer, engineer, artist, and DJ spinning and producing and mixing anything from the 1920s to the present day through the genres of jazz, rock, wonky rave, punk, electro, dnb and hip hop. Phat Chata’s played at M1NT, Buddha Lounge, Baby Buddha, Priory, Jem and many other venues in Hong Kong. Phat Chata’s name derives from the word in the Kamasutra - "Chatakavilasa"
    Rebearth, an MC + Music Composer from Montreal continues to pursue his dreams of spreading a collective, conscious and positive message through music and poetry to global communities. Spreading awareness through honest-creative expression, Rebearth aims to create positive change by actively contributing to the current shift of global consciousness by sharing his art and music.