It goes without saying that in Hong Kong Buddhism means Mahayana Buddhism. Most people take it for granted that when the word “Buddhism” is used and people speak of the person known as Siddhārtha Gautama they are speaking of an avatar of sorts, a cultural projection that is decidedly Chinese. The Buddha himself was born, lived, and died on the Indian Subcontinent and his message has its roots there. One of the original formation of the Buddha’s message is now known as Theravada (from the Pali meaning School of the Elder Monk) and remains a core aspect of Buddhist practice around the world.
Travelers from Hong Kong mostly encounter Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia but there are places right here in Hong Kong that practice this ancient tradition. The Sri Lankan Buddhist Cultural Centre (http://slbcchk.com/) is one of the few working Theravada temples in Hong Kong which serves as an important link to Theravada Buddhism and the local Sri Lankan community. Venerable Sumiththa from the Centre has been kind enough to extend an invitation to Hong Kong Sacred Spaces for a dharma talk and introduction to Theravada practice, the Centre, and the Sri Lankan Community.
Why not spend a few hours with Hong Kong Sacred Spaces to learn about Theravada Buddhist and the Indian Roots to Buddhism.
We'll be meeting directly at the Centre. There are several bus routes in and out of To Kwa Wan. It's best that you use the Centre's address and plot the best route for you.
Sri Lankan Buddhist Cultural Centre - Hong Kong
3F, 27 Sheung Heung Road, To Kwa Wan,
Kowloon, Hong Kong