I am Sophie Wong graduated in PGDE in HKU in 2014 and Master of Chinese in 2017 in CHHK. This study of ‘Fundamental Teachings of Buddhism (4 credits) ’in The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong Ltd (BDCHK) gives me a deeper insight in Buddhist Study which helps my life transformation so much. Since that, I am going express the reason why I decide to take another Master’s Degree in Master of Buddhist Counselling at Hong Kong University.
I was born in grass-roots village family in Tung Chung. Both my mum and day are taking depression medicine. My parents divorced when I was 10. Although I was raised by my mother, my mother who kept finding partners made me felt angry and not being loved(I did not know that it is the lesson for life learning) . We had a serious family issue before I went to University. Luckily, I am an outgoing, active happy girl with the love of many teachers in my life. At the age of 17, one of my compositions was awarded so that I had a chance to join a ‘Life Education Camp’ organized by Hong Kong Education University in Taiwan, which really helped me to have a deeper insight into life issues. At that time, I determinedly decide to be a life worker. From my deep heart, I want to help people to find the meaning of life(and Now I know life is meaningless depends on how we define it). After that, with the help of a district councilor and social worker, I lived in University Hall during my whole study period with full grant loan and started to teach with finically independent.
After graduation, I became a college teacher and I continued my master’s study at CUHK. I love Chinese and Confucianism so much. It helps me to know myself better and how to be a good person in life. Although I love teaching very much, my body felt stressed with the curriculum and administration work in school. After that, I turned around to the financial field, but I found that money cannot give people happiness. Anyway, I did not give up teaching. At the same time, I kept going to Taiwan every month to learn Waldorf Education `Philosophy. I have finished the Certificate of Integrated Montessori Teaching Method in HKUSPACE(12h) as well. I know the importance of education so I keep trying new methods to change.
I went back to the music teaching freelance job starting since I was 18. I started to find what is the meaning of life and what is true happiness. I love reading and writing. Apart from Confucianism learned in B.A, PGDE and M.A, I studied and practiced Vipassana Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Waldorf Philosophy, Tea Art, ‘A Course in Miracles’, Hypnotherapy, Tuning Fork Therapy, Singing Bowl Therapy, and Buddhist Study in 2018-2020 in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Bahamas. I even went to Tu Hieu Pogada in Vietnam to find the path of Thích Nhất Hạnh in Dec 2019. Moreover, I founded ‘ The Peace One’ and ‘ Guzhengguqin.com’ to offer music sound therapy to clients. Since 2019, my husband who also is a therapist and Vipassana practitioner and I have helped around 100 cases. I also have helped thousands of students to have a deeper look at life through language and music teaching in my life. The relationship between me and my mother and father is totally changed from suffering to love and care. I feel released and thankful. Finally(till now), I found the Buddhist Study with Counselling is the path that I would like to devote, to help myself and all the people from the world.
I am grateful to have a full grant loan to reach the University Level of Study and Exchanges in university life, which enhance my knowledge to serve human beings in the world. I sincerely hope to take the Master of Buddhist Counselling at Hong Kong University. I would like to equip my Buddhist Study and the skill of counseling, and even the philosophy of the meaning of life, in order to offer maturer service to human beings in Hong Kong and the world. I promise to devote my life to serve.