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...

Enjoying the Spring Breeze

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Enjoy watching some happy moments of the Wake Up Retreat (8-11 January 2015) at the AIAB in Hong Kong [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnCOr17E048&w=560&h=315]

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...

Wake Up Japan Day of Mindfulness with the Monastics

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On Saturday, 9 May 2015, monastics from different Plum Village practice centres and about 100 young people participated in a meditation flash mob on Harajuku...

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...

Learning to Let Go in Community Life

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By Barry Wright For many years an aspiration has been growing among young people to live in or build a lay community in the Plum...

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...

How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

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By Evan Sutter “Our entire life has been training. The question is: training in what? This question means: training in which direction? If we train...

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 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...

Transitioning Between Different Cultures

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Last month, Gareth shared about practicing with Wake Up London and Wake Up Hong Kong. In this article, he writes about transitioning between both...

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,...

“Your Presence and Practice is All That Truly Matters”

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After moving to Australia from the United States, Adam Victorino shares about practicing with Wake Up Milpitas and Wake Up Sydney. How did you get...

How Mindfulness Transformed My Family

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By Khanh Doan Mindfulness practice, the beautiful teaching of the Buddha, profoundly interpreted by our beloved Thay, is a miracle that helps transform many lives....

Thay’s Eyes

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I would like to share with you about my moment with Thay during the 21-Day Retreat in Plum Village, France, and my reflection about...