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

Wake Up Montréal at Maple Village

From August 4–10 2017, Wake Up Montréal organised its second retreat. It lasted 6 days, and 75 people participated. Four monastics (Sr. Boi Nghiem,...

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...

Joyfully Together in Canada

By Alexis-Michel Schmitt-Cadet From 15th to 21th August 2016, Wake Up Montréal hosted the first French-speaking Wake Up retreat at Maple Village, Québec. It was...

My Breath is My Lifeline

Cleansing of Body and Mind I recently started a cleanse with the hope of clearing stagnation and any buildup of toxins in my body. It...

To Meditate in Prison

I was marked by several documentaries in my life. Among them dealt with meditation in prison: "Doing Time, Doing Vipassana" and "The Dhamma Brothers."...

A Mindful Society Conference in Toronto

An interview with Elli from Wake Up Toronto and Erica from Wake Up New York about facilitating Wake Up breakout sessions at A Mindful...

Wake Up Montréal

As Sangha of the Month this month, we travel to eastern Canada and get to know Wake Up Montréal from Québec. Discover how they got started,...

Peace is Every Step

Continuing in the Footsteps of Thay We walked slowly, along a path surrounded by trees, dappled sunlight spilling through onto our faces and arms. Hundreds...

Alexis’ Letter about Peace after the Attacks

Dear friends from around the world, I am writing to you from Montréal. On Friday, I lost my cousin during the attacks in France. Faced...

My One Year Residency at Blue Cliff Monastery

How one year at Blue Cliff Monastery opened Thien Kim's heart ten-fold I could not possibly put one-year of experience living at Blue Cliff Monastery...

Wake Up Toronto

This month as Sangha of the Month, Wake Up Toronto from Canada shares about their beginning, Sangha sessions, and how they have fun :D