2020-21 下學期 Term 2

CHAN Chi Chin

MBChB / Year 1


Upon reflection, this mindfulness workshop was certainly a uniquely memorable experience, consolidating my understanding of human relationships with nature as part of my “In Dialogue with Nature” course, and similarly provided an opportunity for me to relax under the influence of such a hectic semester workload. As emphasised throughout the two sessions of the workshop, mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. In order to focus on the present, it is extremely important for one to temporarily let go of the swarm of anxious thoughts regarding the past and future, and focus solely on the events occurring in that specific moment. By adopting this mentality, I experienced a sense of relief, learning to mentally let go of things that are beyond my control, and instead, learned to appreciate things that I was experiencing in the moment. For example: With the tangerine in my hands, I was no longer actively aware of the upcoming assignments ahead of time, or the people who have bothered me in life. Instead, I focused on the sweet, natural scent of the tangerine, along with its juicy and nutritious flavours. Then I would proceed to consider other aspects of the tangerine, encapsulated by a few keywords: sunlight, photosynthesis, marketplace, considering its origins and significance in nature.

In the second workshop, I was also delighted to hear the four steps advice used to tackle problems in life, which includes: face it, accept it, deal with it, and let it go. Although it is conceptually a helpful and rational way to deal with problems in life, I still think that it is quite challenging in practice, especially under the influence of various emotions, unless I am under a completely calm and focused state of mind. Moreover, I enjoyed the exercises throughout the workshop quite a lot as well, especially those relaxing the shoulder regions, since my shoulders have always been quite tense from using laptops and electronic devices. Spiritually, it was as if I finally started to set my emotions and thoughts free. Finally, my strongest impression of the workshop was the part of “mindfulness eating”. At first, I thought it was boring and monotonous, simply staring at the tangerine in my hands. Yet, after a while, I figured that it was actually a priceless moment. Throughout the entire day, this “mindfulness eating” session was the only short period of time I got to truly relax from the excessive stress of my school work, especially when I am prone to overthink quite a lot about life as part of my personality. Therefore, I would consider incorporating meditation as part of my daily routine, as a relaxation mechanism, temporarily giving my mind a break from external and uncontrollable matters in life. My experience could perhaps also inspire others to also incorporate it as part of their daily routine, in hopes to impact their lives in a positive way.

In conclusion, maintaining the right state of mind is extremely important. Mental wellbeing should not be neglected. It is just as important as physical health, despite how understated it has been in our generation. As stated in Chinese,「身在哪裏,心在哪裏」。



工商管理學士綜合課程 / 一年級











CHUNG Kwun Hang Henry

MBChB / Year 1


To be frank, as a freshman who is still getting used to the new environment, university life is a bit overwhelming. Before the semester started, I set goals for myself to be completed in year 1, namely, joining a student organization, studying courses for two minor programs, and looking for research internships. I have tried to adhere to my plan, but it turned out it was too unrealistic. Time was never sufficient. I found it difficult to balance different aspects of my life and often, I needed to sacrifice one thing for another. During the same period, I encountered one of the greatest challenges which caused me to be mentally unstable and sentimental. Huge academic workload and interpersonal relationship problems have caused me great trouble and put so much stress on me. Yet, I have not faced it and dealt with it.

Therefore, when this meditation workshop was first introduced to me, I thought it was a great opportunity to learn something which seems to be beneficial as I heard from the experiences of others. Indeed, it did not disappoint me. I appreciated the idea of ‘living at the moment – the quality of being fully present and alive, body and mind united』. Too often, my mind is disturbed by so many irrelevant things such as worries about the future, repulsion towards people and things that I dislike, and past regrets. By practicing mindfulness, I discovered ways that may help me to develop this mentality. The breathing exercise is especially helpful and effective as it is easy to follow and can be practiced anywhere anytime. In the beginning, I found it hard to focus on my body as some random thoughts would pop out from nowhere. Nonetheless, as I tried it a few times more, I could meditate longer and longer, and the effects were profound: I can focus on my work for a longer time and not get distracted. And I generally found myself having a good mood most of the time!

Besides, I came to realize that I seem to neglect or overlook the beauty or great things happening around me as I tried to eat the banana mindfully. We humans take so many things for granted and always do something as it is our responsibility rather than immersing ourselves in the present activity. Like when we eat a banana, we just gobble it up because we know the fact that bananas are good for our health. Yet, we seldom try to appreciate the taste, the smell, the texture of a banana. Living such a hectic life forces us to forget so many precious opportunities to learn about the things around us.

I am glad that I have attended this meditation workshop, which gave me new insights into how I can deal with problems, and most importantly, live a happy life. Being a person who is quite stubborn and persists in reaching certain targets, living at the present, and letting go may offer an alternative way of looking at things for me.



工商管理學士綜合課程 / 一年級









文化管理 / 一年級


這是我第一次參加有關正念的活動,感覺很疲累,有種把長久以來的繃緊逐漸紓緩的感覺。以前我曾經讀過 ‘A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind’ Shaoukei Matsumoto 著; 是有關如何透過清潔家居來梳理思緒、整頓心情和平靜心境。起初,我覺得根本不可能這麼簡單就能有如此改變,更別說有心神的昇華。結果,在半信半疑的情況下,我發覺得比起亂中有序的書枱,簡潔、整齊的書枱更得我心; 每次走到書枱前都有種煥然一新的感覺,令人十分舒暢。自此,我對佛教產生興趣,故參加這次活動。






化學 / 二年級







英文 / 一年級




LAU Ngo Nga

Psychology / Year 1


The mindfulness workshop introduced us with various ways to keep our mind free from worries, judgement, and logical analysis. In daily life, our brain bears a very heavy workload while multi-tasking so we cannot pay full attention to what we are doing at the moment. By exercising mindfully with some meditation music, we can follow each “ding” sound and concentrate on the present moment. Acknowledge what is happening around us without judgement is the best state in mindfulness. Although I could not reach this level in the workshop, I forget about the stress and sadness in my studies temporarily. Also, it is a special experience to exercise mindfulness in a large class. I felt embarrassed at first but turned out to be more involved and concentrated when we sang a song together. I became relaxed and comfortable to follow the mindfulness instruction then. The most unforgettable activity was eating mindfully. I was required to observe and sense the banana carefully. I had never found the smell of banana differentiated by different parts and never listened to the sound when peeling it. This provided me with the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of surroundings and reminded me to focus more on the present. Each little thing in our daily life has their own value and we should be more aware of them to discover their uniqueness.



幼兒教育 / 一年級







藥劑學 / 一年級



第二次靜觀練習讓我深深感受到自己心底裡的感受,這種感受似乎除了自己之外,沒有人比自己更明白你的思緒和情感。這種察覺在日常生活中根本就沒有時間或機會去實踐,沒有真正顧及過自己的身體和感受,這大概是香港人的流行病吧。今天看了一篇新聞報導說一名中國抖音網紅「泡泡龍」驚傳因過勞猝死,享年29歲。這報導頓時讓我思考了一下自己現在每天所過的生活,所經歷過的感受,到底是什麼讓我們終日奔波而將自己的感受置之不理呢?也許,每個人心裡的答案不一樣,但他們都是由外界不同條件因緣而成的。因此,我們也要對自己好一點,別讓它擊敗你。這次的活動讓我在百忙之中抽空了解自己的內心世界,因為平常人們都叫我們「let it go」,過去的事情就由它過去,完全忽略和承認自己的感受。所以,有幸參加這次的活動對我而言實在難能可貴,提醒我要注意身邊的事物和自己的感受。



環球經濟與金融 / 一年級








文化管理 / 一年級






WONG Kui Kwan

Pharmacy / Year 1


The Experiencing Mindfulness Workshop has offered me brand new insights into the UGFH course. Heart Sutra, in particular, has mentioned that Emptiness is Form. The meditation exercises really allowed both my mind and body to relax in a way that I have never experienced; it made me feel more connected to the surroundings, to the earth, and to my own body. Moreover, the concept of Emptiness stressed on the interdependence of the mental and physical phenomena, and I think that this workshop has allowed me to understand the concept more thoroughly as well. For instance, the experience in which we ate a fruit together at a very slow pace has made me more aware that every phenomenon is due to a combination of factors and causes. What we have taken for granted in the past is in fact extremely precious – an apple could be easily bought from the supermarket, but if it had not been for the nutrients, time, and right season, we would not be able to have that apple in our hands. Another example is the walking meditation, I have been wearing slippers at home all the time so it has been quite a long time since I last stepped on the ground with my bare foot and being fully aware on the movements that I make while walking. The exercise helped me feel more connected to the ground and that being aware of the fact that I can rely on the ground to support my weight is also a relieving experience to me.



2020-21 上學期 Term 1


工商管理學士綜合課程 / 二年級






歷史 / 二年級





SIU Yan Yu

Integrated BBA / Year 1

I am very fortunate to be able to realize the view of mindfulness through the course In Dialogue with Nature which I have not been exposed to before. It is precisely because of the rapidity of society and the busy life that I can apply mindfulness in my daily life to truly enjoy every minute and every second of the present moment.

In the first workshop, I have learnt how to get rid of the things that I have on my back, such as regrets about the past, rejection of disgusting people and things, an overthinking mind and worries about the future. In fact, I lost my best and trusted friend a week before the workshop. I felt full of sadness and regretful, and I shed tears for him for three days. Even now, I have not received the news of his death. Mindfulness not only allowed me to regulate my emotions, but also helped me to realize the importance of letting go which gave me a sense of relief. Only by understanding how to let go can we master the present. If I cannot put down some unnecessary things, there will be no space in my “life bag” to put the things I really need. It is better to cherish what I have instead of being depressed in regret. Besides, through the breathing exercises, I could sense that I was breathing and following my own breath to relax. It calmed my chattering mind and loosened the shackles of my soul, allowing me to regain positive feelings.

The second workshop was different from the first that I understood that mindfulness was closely related to my life, for example I learned standing mindfully, exercise mindfully and eating mindfully. I was curious but accepted the thoughts, emotions and physical feelings that were constantly pouring in my mind. I followed the teacher’s guidance, just focused on the present without any criticism or reaction.

What impressed me the most was the eating banana mindfully. Before eating it, I stared at the appearance of the banana, stroked its pitted surface and smelt its fresh, seriously using the five senses to feel the banana. I was also grateful for the farmers’ hard work. I clearly felt that the fate between me and the banana was not easy to come by, boosting me to understand the nature and the world from a new perspective.

It is a new experience that let me know how to be aware of, accept and face my current emotions. Conversely applying mindfulness is possible to deal with the stress, ups and down and difficulties in life. Turning these into assistance can subsequently allows me to discover the beauty of the world and develop my own relaxing and happy life.



物理 / 二年級

來到學期中,課業的壓力無比巨大,所有事情都壓縮堆砌在一起,生活變成一團亂糟糟。做著功課不小心睡着了,開著燈過了一夜,白天網上上課時在外面趕著路,一路食飯一路編排後面的日程。分心的常態使精神繃緊到極致,這個正念的工作坊算是讓我在吊頸之間獲得喘氣的機會。第一堂工作坊的開始,說正念是專注地活在當下和不做判斷,很簡單的一句話,這種專一 和隨性的態度卻是都市人正正欠缺的。燈紅酒綠、眼花撩亂的城市下,我們怎樣摒棄雜念呢?跟著Sandy老師的聲音導航,我們由呼吸和頸部運動開始,由一開始很多雜念到之後讓精神力回到當下,學習不去歸根究底,睜開眼中之時彷彿是眉目之間一片澄明。第二節課由腳踏開始,讓急躁的念頭沉下,純粹的感受地面,然後跟著Sandy老師的步伐,我們繼續正念地剝香蕉皮,感受香蕉。正念下的身心回歸,集中當下,不執著與過去,不著急與未來,是一次很有意義的體驗。有時平日走路都開始嘗試集中於感受腳下與地面觸碰的感覺,不去心煩課業或看手機,一心做好一事。



護理學 / 一年級







TSE Yat Long

Social Work / Year 2

“Experiencing mindfulness A&B” workshop taught me the definition of mindfulness and the “breathing in, breathing out activities” let me experienced mindfulness in practice.

Having a non-judgmental mind is the hardest, when compared with other elements, for me to achieve. I knew that mindfulness is not only simply sitting down with an empty mind, but also involves awareness that arises from paying attention in the moment with purposes and non-judgmental mind. In the workshop, I found that the hardest point that I can achieve in mindfulness is putting down judgmental mind because I often utilize it in doing different activities, for example when doing assignments and handling interpersonal relationships with people around me.

After experiencing the “breathing in, breathing out” activities, I felt that I have relieved my stress and put down the worries about future temporally at that moment. I finally experienced the feeling of relaxed and restful in that activity. The most observable point showing the abovementioned feeling is that I stop frowning. I often show a frowning face when I am thinking and worrying, especially when I am alone. At that moment, my eyebrows were relaxed because the activity successfully brought me into a state that only focus on breathing and the how is the air get inside and outside of my body with no judgement made. The feeling gained from the activity deeply impressed me and I find it significantly useful for relaxing myself.

In the future, I will try my best to put the “breathing in, breathing out” activity into my daily schedule, especially in mid-term or examination period as it can help myself to fall into a relax moment as well as put down demanding and exhausting stress and negative emotions and focus only at that currently-relaxing moment.



中國研究 / 二年級







護理學 / 一年級

參加這次通識科舉辦的「正念」體驗工作坊,讓我獲益良多,加深對「正念」的認識。 從前我從未練習過「正念」,這次體驗學習讓我有機會,用「正念」清理自己的思緒,回到當下,感受自己身體的感覺,心情,環境, 讓我感到放鬆,心情舒暢,也能讓我對在通識課程中將學到的「意識」有初步的概念。

這次課程也讓我了解到原來「正念」對改善情緒病也帶來很大幫助, 透過教授仔細的講解,讓我透過科學,了解到大腦的各個結構,如杏仁核,在情緒調整的作用,提升我自主認識科學和練習的動機。