Bringing Music to Your Community

Wake Up retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery, June 2018 In a simple but beautiful way, music has the...

Learning to Love Myself in Plum Village

Mick at the Happy Farm, Plum Village Click here to read Mick’s reflection on serving the Happy Farm...

Burnout to Dharma Bum

Insights from a year living in Plum Village By Doran from Wake Up Brighton

Community and Voice Therapy

Tere from Wake Up Manchester shares about her Sangha experiences and how the practice helps her write music...

Serving Happy Farm and Plum Village

December 6, 2018 in New Hamlet The Happy Farm from Lower Hamlet, New Hamlet, and Upper Hamlet in...

Food and Cooking in Plum Village

Wake Upper Marek from Poland is a passionate cook and currently serves the Sangha in Plum Village as the kitchen coordinator in Son Ha, one of the monks’ residences. In this interview, he shares practices to bring mindfulness into the kitchen and a diet that serves ourselves as well as our planet.

Bells in the Heart of London

By Josie Ng What happens when we invite a bell into a hall filled with chatty Londoners lounging on couches and sitting with their laptops?...

Order of Interbeing Transmission

Q: Thank you, Katharina and Alex, for your willingness to be interviewed about the Order of Interbeing (OI). We’re here during the 21-Day Retreat...

“Before” Album Music

By Joe Holtaway I've been in love with songwriting for as long as I remember. Some chords, a melody and some words; a sharing from...
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Plum Village “L-O-V-E” Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP3Th-5ALSs A music video called "L-O-VE" we shot with monastics and Wake Uppers all over the world right after last summer's Wake Up Earth retreat...

European Wake Up Ambassadors Week

We’re planting seeds of new communities It’s time to wake up! It’s time to wake up together! The European Wake Up Ambassadors had a retreat in...

What Does It Truly Mean to Serve?

During the five weeks I spent volunteering in Athens in October and November last year, the question “What does it truly mean to serve?”...

Mindful Community Living in Athens

With a calming breath and closed eyes, my mind travels back to Athens, Greece, and my first reaction is to smile. A smile born...

The Light That Returns

Some time ago, I watched a silly superhero movie that had some surprising wisdom. Darkness, the truest darkness, is not the absence of light. It...

Plum Village, A Mindfulness Village

by Ilse from Amsterdam, the Netherlands Last Christmas, I experienced a special week in Plum Village, near Bordeaux, in the south of France. I learned...