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Wake Up in London & Hong Kong

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Gareth Siu shares about practicing with two different active Sanghas in different continents: Wake Up London and Wake Up Hong Kong. I was originally practicing...

Wake Up Hong Kong

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This month as Sangha of the Month, we get to know one of our most active Sanghas in the community Wake Up Hong Kong,...

Sex, Desire and Craving

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By Evan Sutter After my three-month 'detox' and with the supportive friendships I developed during my three-month stay at Plum Village, I decided to carefully...

Blooming Like a Flower

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"I’m blooming like a flower. I’ve never felt so happy and at peace. I’m truly grateful for the blessing from everyone in my practice....

Day of Mindfulness with Wake Up Bangkok

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By Pusanisa K. It was a cherished moment to meet with Wake Up friends in July. We enjoyed sitting meditation together, singing Plum Village songs....

Letting Go And Taking Refuge in the Island of Self

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New Year New Me: A story of letting go and taking refuge in the island of self Dear Thay, I am writing this letter to you during the...

Wake Up Sydney

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For this month's Sangha of the month, we travel across the ocean and get to know one of the Wake Up Sanghas in Australia,...

Eat mindfully and discover a new world!

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TTT Sangha (Vietnamese Youth Sangha) would like to share with you their experience with mindful eating last summer in Plum Village...If you got the same experience,...

Wake Up Indonesia

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As Sangha of the Month this month, we get to know Wake Up Indonesia and how they get involved with the monastics in forming a...

Wake Up Bangkok

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  This month, we travel to Asia and learn more about Wake Up Bangkok as our Sangha of the Month. Find out how they spend...

Wake Up Africa!

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Africa, a continent not commonly associated with Buddhism. When we think of Africa, we might rather have an image of lively, colourful and joyful...

Love Poem from Israel

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Dear Thay, Yesterday a friend declared her hatred for Israel. Another, his fear of Iran. A mother dragged her crying daughter through the street by the arm, and...

I Have Seen Your Continuation, Thay!

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Dear Thay, I’m writing this letter for you from Central Vietnam. I just returned to my hometown several days ago after six weeks of enjoying,...

Reflections on Dharma Gaia’s Summer Retreat

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by Johanna and Hannah Shortly after we arrived, Dharma Gaia was offering a four day summer retreat for the New Zealand sangha (at the end of...