Maria’s Story

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When I moved to Seattle, WA two years ago from Philadelphia, PA I was surprised at the difference in sangha culture. It took me...

Sangha Stories: An Oral History Project

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By Erica Fugger “I think for me, right now, engaged Buddhism is just really about being open and not having any ideas about the way...

Wake Up Spirit: Mountain Lamp Community Retreat 2013

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By Brian Kimmel In October of 2012 a delegation of four non-monastic and five monastic friends of Deer Park toured the Pacific Northwest offering workshops,...

The Real Wake Up House – San Diego

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By Nick Neild Hey my fellow Wake Up brothers and sisters out there! I have some wonderful news to share regarding the formation of the...

Happiness is Here and Now – Poem

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By Jonathan Borella Happiness is here and now. Do you hear the sound? Can you feel the walls tearin' down? You might as well wear a smile. No need...

So many students – walking, flowing

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Article by Nhu-Mai Nguyen So many students. So many students walking. Walking walking walking. So many bodies flowing. Flowing, flowing, flowing. As our tour group...

The Man Who Planted Trees

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by Jean Giono For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance...

Love in our Generation

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By Jenny Hamp In April 2011 I asked a Brooklyn Sangha friend how to get in touch with New York Wake Up. The next week...

Open Heart – experiencing healing

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Dear friends, Recently I had an experience which moved my heart very deeply. I feel I am very lucky. I would like to share this...

Meditating with incarcerated young people, in the Bronx, New York

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NBC News did this little news report on our very moving visit to a detention center in New York earlier this month, as part...

Basic Mindfulness Practice

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At Penn University Phap Luu introduced the practice of mindfulness for our daily lives. He talks about freedom and stopping. This talk was given...

How to continue the practice

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Sr True Dedication shares about how to continue the practice in our daily lives; from the day of mindfulness at Georgetown during the Wake...

Handling Strong Emotions – This is how it’s done!

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Sit back and enjoy this amazing talk from Sister True Brightness about handling strong emotions from our day with the School of Ethics and...

Wake Up Austin

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Here are two very cool little films about how Wake Up is manifesting in Austin Texas. Beautiful. May Wake Up houses bloom all around...

Wake Up: The Music of Community

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Dear Friends, Last night at the Dharma Nectar Hall of Lower Hamlet in Plum Village, lay and monastic practitioners from around the world gathered to concentrate...