The Hong Kong Theravada Meditation Society is a registered charitable organization whose purpose is to promote the meditation tradition of Theravada Buddhism and encourage the practise of Buddhism in daily life.
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Between 1997 and 1998, some lay disciples followed our teacher, Ajahn Samahito, to learn meditation. There wasn’t a fixed location to practise at the beginning, the group had to roam about in regions such as North Point, Causeway Bay, Jardine’s Crescent, Leighton Road and Heng Fa Chuen.
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In 1999, a lay disciple donated an apartment at Champagne Court in Tsimshatsui, the group began to have a fixed location for meditation.
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In June 2000, Ajahn Samahito’s visa expired and he therefore had to return to Thailand. In order to persuade Ajahn to stay with us in Hong Kong to spread the dhamma, ‘Hong Kong Theravada Meditation Society Limited’ was formally established in November 2001.