Young Buddhists and Non-Buddhists for a Healthy & Compassionate Society

How to Respond Appropriately to Situations in Our Lives

A Dharma talk by Kaira Jewel at ABC Home, New York City, in September 2016 Dear Thay, dear friends, dear Sangha, On the way to...

Wake Up Northeast Los Angeles

As Sangha of the Month this month, we get to know Wake Up Northeast Los Angeles, how they got started, their practice as a Sangha,...

Reaping the Rewards of Sleep

by Daniel Jin Blum, PhD Most of us reap the rewards of sleep without realizing that sleep is the foundational element fueling our health. It’s...

Right Livelihood

By Jonathan Borella As 18-35 year olds, Right Livelihood is an especially important practice. We’re at a time when we are beginning careers, developing passions,...

The Value of Visiting Other Communities

Interview with Nhu-Mai Nguyen How did the Wake Up USA Southwest Tour manifest? It was led mainly by Brian Kimmel who is residing in Boulder, Colorado....

How the Viet Wake Up Retreat Helped to Reconnect With My Roots

By Thien Kim Truong During a trip to visit to one of Thay's monasteries, Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi, I became really good friends with...

Clap, Tap, Hum, Breathe

Mindful Songwriting with Children By Joe Reilly Where do songs and music come from? I ask this question to the many groups of children with whom...

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

by Wake Up Puebla (Ceo, Amai, Ana, Katie, Julian and Gwendolin) Dear friends, The Day of the Dead in the Mexican tradition is a time to...

Practicing with Donald Trump

by Jonathan Borella I shouldn’t have stayed up to watch the election at Deer Park Monastery. It was my intention not to. Even when a...

Cherry Blossom Sangha

To start off 2017, we get to know Cherry Blossom Sangha from Seattle, Washington, in the United States. Find out what Wake Up means...

Spending a Year in Plum Village

Christine from Wake Up Chicago chats with Nigel Armstrong, a concert violinist, about the year he spent as a Happy Farmer in Upper Hamlet...

Wake Up Little Saigon

This month as Sangha of the Month, Wake Up Little Saigon from Orange County, California, USA share about all the activities they do together...

Letter to President Obama

Four months ago, your incredible wife gave an impassioned and prophetic speech at the Democratic National Convention. She spoke of the story of generations...

Forgiveness

By Jonathan Borella As students of the Dharma, we practice to grow our compassion. The Metta Sutta exhorts us to “let our boundless love pervade...

Witnessing a Birth

Reflections on Forming the Wake Up Collectivity of Ambassadors By Nhu-Mai Nguyen and Elli Weisbaum It all started during a Wake Up Order of Interbeing (OI) Skype...