Tai Kwun Conversations

Healing Architecture: Tsz Shan Monastery’s Mindfulness Journey in Purifying Body and Mind

Tai Kwun Conversations—No Stone Unturned – A Material Journey from Hong Kong to Mexico

Tai Kwun Conversations—Inclusive Conservation and Cultural Connection: Building Resilience for People and the Planet

Tai Kwun Conversations – Summer Institute #4 A Dialogue on Art and Cosmotechnics between Yuk Hui and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Tai Kwun Conversations – Unpacking the Reuse of Colonial-era Historic Buildings: Cases of Tai Kwun and the Rockbund Art Museum

Tai Kwun Conversations – Community Matters: Planning and Design through Narrating Community Stories

Tai Kwun Conversations – Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Masterplan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tai Kwun Conversations – A Vibrant New Arts Precinct in a Heritage Waterfront: The Revitalisation of Pier 2/3 of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Australia

Tai Kwun Conversations — Invisible Innovation: Revitalising the Central Police Station Compound

Laying the Groundwork: The Burra Charter and Heritage Values

The Book and the Sword in China and Italy’s Martial Culture

Healing Architecture: Tsz Shan Monastery’s Mindfulness Journey in Purifying Body and Mind

Heritage Reborn: Restoration of Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps

Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong

Beyond the Surface – How paint conservation tells the identity of a building

Creating a Liveable City: Combining Conservation and Development in Yangon

Beyond Memories: Conserving Heritage in France and Macao

Date & Time

7 Dec 2020 7:15pm–8:45pm


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Programme Cancellation Notice

The programme “Tai Kwun Conversations - Healing Architecture: Tsz Shan Monastery’s Mindfulness Journey in Purifying Body and Mind" to be held on 7 Dec, 7:15pm has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.

Tai Kwun Conversations is a series of talks that brings together brilliant minds to discuss the challenges and rewards in pursuing a sustainable future through the active management of heritage resources. Join us at this monthly event to discover outstanding practices in heritage conservation and strike up a conversation with our renowned guest speakers.

Throughout its halls and its grounds, Tsz Shan Monastery provides many spaces for contemplation, both open or intimate, formal or seemingly unplanned. Even inside its most stately buildings, nature is present throughout — in wood, granite, marble, and bronze — rich in texture and connected in origins. The upcoming Tai Kwun Conversations invites Dr. Jennifer Yim to share about the healing architecture of the Monastery and how its traditional design carves space for contemporary living, allowing visitors to purify the body and the mind.


Dr. Jennifer Yim | Centre-in-charge, Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Spiritual Counselling Center

6:30pm – 7:15pm


7:15pm – 8:15pm


8:15pm – 8:45pm


The event will be conducted in Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation from Cantonese to English available.

About the Speaker

Dr. Jennifer Yim

Dr. Jennifer Yim is highly experienced in counselling, supervision and training. Before joining the Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Spiritual Counselling Center as Center in-charge, she worked as counsellor of several universities, family service social worker, mental health group instructor, supervisor of counselling and social work students, visiting lecturer for commercial companies and universities. Jennifer is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre of Buddhist Studies in The University of Hong Kong.

Tai Kwun Treats

“Tai Kwun Treats” are now available for this programme participants! Get the vouchers and enjoy various privileged offers at designated shops and restaurants.

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