Ordination Gift to My Sister

Sister Thanh Tri and her blood sister, Megan On September 9th, 2018, my sister was ordained at Deer...
Extinction Rebellion in New York

Mindfulness and Extinction Rebellion

In less than 15 minutes, we were surrounded by over 70 NYPD uniforms. A young, short, and...

Crossing the Mexican-US Border

By Jane from Wake Up San Francisco Jane (right) with Pancho (left) & friends on a journey to...

Lessons Learned from Living with Monastics

Floating meditation practice: Me in the middle and a few friends, as well as Brother Harmony (Phap Man) to my right

Building a Unified Community

Connecting Wake Up and All-Ages Sanghas By Bryan Hindert A fellow Wake Upper shared an insight during a recent retreat closing circle. He was surprised to...

Mindful Eating, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, today Deep looking, this corn connects Painful histories Slow mindful eating Corn plants descended, growing from Kindness, exploited Giving thanks today On stolen land, borrowed time, Our inheritance. Tell the whole story So...

Being Myself in a Challenging Learning Environment

By Jadzia Tedeschi Saturday, October 21, 2017 Today, we had an extraordinary half-day of classes. You know, to supplement our learning. 8:00 History: “Good morning! Let’s begin...

Working Meditation

By Brandon Rennels The first time I stepped into a monastery was the fall of 2011 at Deer Park in California. I arrived on a...

Walking Home

Walking gently My feet are cold But I keep my ancestors warm In the living room of my heart Come sit around the fireplace We will make room. Sorrow, please...

Mindful Meal

By Logan Scott Mitchell It’s the day before Father’s Day as I write this story about a mindful meal. Tomorrow will be my third Father’s...

Home Is Closer Than You Think

Enjoy listening to Home Is Closer Than You Think, sung by Brian Kimmel from Wake Up Seattle, Washington, USA. https://youtu.be/Wycq8qmQVuA

The Momentum of Loving Inward

By Jonathan Borella One question commonly asked at meditation retreats is how to keep up the momentum of practice after going home and returning to...

I Am Everything

Plum Village Children’s Program By Jadzia Tedeschi A few shrieks, giggles in the background, a rolling Spanish rrr, some expressive Italian gesticulation, a fresh generation of...

Listening Deeply in Today’s Political Climate

By Jonathan Borella Dear friend, We've met in person before. A couple times actually. In those moments, I appreciated your large and gentle presence. I felt...

North American Wake Up Care-Taking Council

Dear friends, On behalf of our current North American Wake Up Care-Taking Council (NAWUCTC), we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and...