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

Connecting with my Parents During a Retreat

Many of us might know the feeling. After a Wake Up retreat finishes, you're taking your first steps into society again, often misleadingly referred...

My Life-Changing Experience at the Wake Up Earth Retreat

By Wake Up Belgium friend Dear friends. You have given me such treasure. I love you so. Last summer, I discovered the wonderful world of mindfulness. It has...

The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings

Last month, we published Verena's aspirations to follow the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings in her daily life and to ordain into the Order of Interbeing. Below is her...

How Kids Can Be Happy in Education

By Gijs van den Broeck My Story This essay is the result of my own experience as a teacher. For little over a year, I taught...

My Aspiration to Build a Fourfold Sangha

Verena from Wake Up Nijmegen and Wake Up Netherlands shares her aspiration letter to ordain as an Order of Interbeing member in the Netherlands. Dear Thây,...

Wake Up Rennes and Vannes

Get to know Wake Up Rennes and Vannes from France, why they have called themselves "Encounter with the Spring", all the joyful activities they...

Chocovado Recipe

by Anneke Comello “Chocovado”: a vegan chocolate mousse with avocado The December holidays have been over long enough ago for me to dare to post an...

Going to a Wake Up Parents and Children Retreat with my Father

by Danique from Wake Up Groningen, the Netherlands Friday. Sitting on my meditation pillow, I feel a nervousness in my chest. I open my eyes...

From Crisis to Transformation

In the spring of 2015, I received a sign of magic. I came across Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings and while listening to one of...

Wake Up House in Berlin

How did you come up with the idea of a Wake Up House in Berlin? I (Anna) was inspired by the Wake Up House in...

My Father and I

By Brother Pham Hanh I still remember vividly my community as a young boy. We had to go up the stairs and into a big...

Wake Up Berlin

As Sangha of the Month for this month, friends from Wake Up Berlin share about how they got started, how they practice together, and their joys...

Returning Home With a Big Smile!

With a big smile on my face, I returned home after the Wake Up Netherlands Summer Retreat at the Maanhoeve farm. Rain was pouring...

Smartphonelessness ~ A Tribute to Silence in a Turbulent World

By Leni Cellini The Wonder of Smartphones I have to admit: it can be extremely convenient. All those apps. Being able to read your emails anywhere....

Doing Inner Work and Taking Care of the Missing Hole in Our Hearts

Jan from Wake Up Nijmegen and Susanne from Wake Up Oslo share about their experiences and insights from attending the Empathy and Compassion Conference...