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

Viet Wake Up Toronto

As Sangha of the Month this year, we get to know Viet Wake Up Toronto, how they have fun outside the Sangha, and their favorite...

Walk With Me premiere at the SXSW Film Festival

Elli: Nhu-Mai and I went to Austin to support the world premiere of Walk With Me, a 90-minute feature documentary made by Brother Phap...

“Mindfulness: Be Happy Now!” Documentary

Interview with Larry Kasanoff, Producer and Filmmaker About the Documentary-Making Process with Thich Nhat Hanh https://vimeo.com/139513958 How did you get into mindfulness? I read one of...

The 5 Powers and Planting Seeds of Mindfulness Movies

An Interview with Gregory Kennedy-Salemi, the Filmmaker https://vimeo.com/102109827 How did you get into mindfulness? My mother is a licensed Unitarian teacher, and she is an insatiable reader....

Mindfulness Beyond Borders

Eight of us walked across the bridge, exiting the border patrol, and emerging into the new streets, smells, sounds, language, and people of this...
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Dance Flashmob in Tijuana, Mexico

Enjoy a video of several Wake Up ambassadors from Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. doing a dance flashmob in the streets during the Wake Up...

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...