Tao Fong Shan Ministries
Bridge and Dialogue Ministry
Our founder Rev. Karl Ludvig Reichelt worked with many people of virtue throughout the years he was at Tao Fong Shan, committing to create cross-cultural and interfaith exchange and collaboration. We believe that dialogue can broaden our thinking and understanding of another person and neighbor, thus deepening our own cultural beliefs and faith identity. Therefore, our Ministry is focused on cross-cultural exchange, interfaith dialogue, and Christianity in Chinese culture.
In 1999, Dr. Ekman P.C. Tam established Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction. Today, we have become a spiritual formation and direction centre where we have nurtured countless pastors and lay leaders to become spiritual directors and companions, many of whom have since led devotions at Tao Fong Shan while continued to serve as pastors.
In the past, we hosted many young Buddhist monks, some of whom later converted to Christianity. Subsequently, the staff at the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre envisioned a way for them to earn a livelihood. In 1947, the Centre founded the Art Ministry and invited Mr. Tse Zhong Ng to teach Cantonese porcelain painting and preside over firing the artworks. After more than 70 years, Tao Fong Shan continues the production of hand-painted Cantonese porcelains.
In recent years, Hong Kong has begun to lay stress on life and death education, encouraging people to learn how to live in the moment, cope with death and dying, and live life to the fullest through the understanding of death. Founded in 2018, Tao Fong Shan LIFE is designed to help people find the word of life while fulfilling our founder’s vision of pursuing a meaningful and fuller life. Together with the rich religious, spiritual, and artistic traditions of Tao Fong Shan, we hope to inspire our visitors and fellow sojourners to realize the meaning of life.
A personal experience at Tao Fong Shan
Since the conception of Tao Fong Shan, we have been helping our sisters and brothers find peace in the calmness and comfort of the nature and build a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out our contact form and your needs, we will be in touch shortly.