Translation by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD Original Chinese Language Article: 致公党珠海市委会金湾支部举办社区英语角活动 The ‘Public Interest Party’ (致公党 – Zhi Gong Dang) is one of the eight legally recognised
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This festival was organised to highlight the historical association between the Hakka people and their practice of Chinese Ch’an Buddhism, and to explore the many different aspects of Hakka culture and Ch’an Buddhist practice. Another important aspect was to encourage cross-straits Hakka Ch’an Buddhist cultural interaction between Meizhou, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
Hakka religious culture often involves the integration of the practice of Daoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. There is a practical engagement with the outer world, whilst the facilities exist within Hakka spiritual culture that allows for the inner development of the mind.
Hakka Associations from around the world gathered in Heyuan City (an area of ancient Hakka population) as a sign of respect and admiration.
From a young age many Hakka people join religious groups, be they Buddhist or Christian, etc. This is not because Hakka people are overly religious (as a rule Hakka people are more practical than religious), but rather as an insurance policy for a place to live in the after-life (should such an after-life exist).