9-10 December 2022
“Where there is ease, there is home.”
Every moment in life could be a training field where you find peace of mind.
Cultural Masseur Festival 2022 presents Meditation in Hong Kong, a cross-disciplinary programme through tea experience and meditation, co-organized by Hong Kong Arts Centre and Dharma Drum Mountain Hong Kong Centre. With singing bowl performance and food meditation retreat, let’s awaken our sensations and appreciate the tranquillity of mind.
Date and Time:
09 December 2022 (Fri) – 11:00-13:00
09 December 2022 (Fri) – 14:00-16:00
09 December 2022 (Fri) – 16:30-18:30
10 December 2022 (Sat) – 11:00-13:00
10 December 2022 (Sat) – 14:00-16:00
10 December 2022 (Sat) – 16:30-18:30
Venue: LockCha, Hong Kong Park
Katherine Yu Man-sum
Katherine Yu Man-sum, born in Hong Kong, studied tea under Master Yeung Chi-sum, a tea pioneer in the 1980s. Devoted to tea studies for two decades, she is a tea master and trainer certified by the Chinese authorities.
Yu is also the founder of tea house “Teaism”, the director of Moonlit Cultural Limited, Tea Master of BASAO tea Hong Kong, the instructor of Twinings Hong Kong, and the former Chief Operating Officer and Supervisor of Heritage Tea House Hong Kong. Yu is also an experienced tea master qualified with Senior National Tea Artist, Tea Master Trainer (TETTIC), and International Tea Sommelier (ITMA).
Yu believes that Chao Tao reflects the beauty of life. Inspired by meditation, a way to communicate with one’s inner self, she is now exploring and experiencing the infinite possibilities of tea.
Tsang Man-tung is a renowned scenographer, artist and singing bowl player. He has designed over 200 works and received numerous local and international awards on scenography including Best Set Design, Best Costume Design and Best Make-up & Image Design; Award for Best Artist (Theatre) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, Outstanding Set Design for Dance from the Hong Kong Dance Award, and Silver prize for Set Design at the World Stage Design 2017. 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.
Besides, Tsang is a skilled performer of Himalayan Singing Bowls and has performed in different countries. He releases Hong Kong’s first singing bowl album The Seed of Sound: Singing Bowl in 2018 and published his book on singing bowl The Bowl of Enlightenment in 2020.
Dedicated to integrating yoga, life wisdom and mindfulness practices, Janet has been teaching since 2006. She holds a master degree in Buddhist studies and combines ancient yoga philosophy, Buddhism, and spirituality into her teaching. As an experienced registered yoga teacher and a mindfulness teacher, she cultivates an understanding of emotional balance, anatomy as well as yin yang vinyasa yoga techniques.
As a part-time lecturer for the Master of Buddhist Counselling program at the University of Hong Kong, a guest teacher for the Foundation Course for Teaching Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Programs with Venerable Chang Lin, Janet is actively involved with nonprofit organizations. She works with the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, Dharma Drum Mountain Foundation Hong Kong, Maggie’s Cancer Healing Centre, I’mperfect and New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association to promote harmony and healing in the community.