Aimless Determination

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By Jonathan Borella The Buddha spoke of three doors of liberation: Signlessness, Aimlessness, and Emptiness. Often, these doors were taught as practices to engage practitioners...

Sitting With Thay

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By Brandon Rennels - True Garden of Faith The poem below was written about a lunch experience at Plum Village during the winter retreat of 2012/2013 - Bell Line forms, patiently waiting Shuffling...

Tasting Waking Up in New York

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A few months ago a group of young monastics and lay friends from Blue Cliff Monastery dropped by Wake Up New York for an...

How Wake Up San Diego Started

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It was similar to how Homer Simpson got his job at the power plant - by showing up the first day it opened. I...

Practicing Beginning Anew, Anew

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An experiment with appropriateness and non-attachment I began practicing Beginning Anew with my partner, one-on-one, as a formal practice a few months ago. When it...

Reforestation in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

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My name is Christoph and I’m from Austria. I studied geography with special focus on sustainable development. I came to Mexico in the Tuxtlas...

Wake Up House in Santa Monica

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Dear Friends, Exciting news!  Our current roommate has decided to follow her heart’s aspiration and fully immerse herself in the meditative practice of her spiritual...

Vivir Despiertos – Resumen del mes de mayo 2014

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A continuación, se muestran los diferentes eventos y retiros Wake Up que durante este mes fueron realizados alrededor del mundo. ÁFRICA Tras el éxito obtenido en...

Replanting A “Forest of Interbeing”: Spiritual Community As Food

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Several months ago, four young friends living in three different countries embarked on a journey together to replant a deforested rainforest in the...

The Rise of Compassionate Direct Action

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By Gary Roland “We can’t wait any longer to restore our relationship with the Earth because right now the Earth and everyone on Earth is...

Mis sueños de Wake Up

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Por el hermano Phap Linh Todos los años me piden que escriba algo para la revista Lá Thư Làng Mai, y todos lo años me...

A Rap Song about Deer Park Monastery

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 A rap about a year of transformation, ordination, and staffing retreats at Deer Park Alright, my heart is beating. Now I'm nervous. So I'm thinking how...

Flash Mob Meditation in the Heart of New York City – September 2013

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by Jenny Hamp The outdoor sitting meditation was set up for 6:30 pm that Friday in Union Square, and we didn't know how many people...

Waking Up in a True Garden of Sanghahood

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The 1,000 words this pictures says when Brother Protection is listening On October 15, 2013, at 6-7am, at Deer Park Monastery, Escondido, CA, 45 practitioners received...

Backwoods Camping in the Great Lake State

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By Steven Larmore Six of us gals and guys all agreed upon a retreat to the woods for some middle-of-nowhere mindfulness.  I think we figured...