Happy Farm of Lower Hamlet is Recruiting for 2022

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Lower Hamlet, the nuns` hamlet in Plum Village France, is looking for a new team for the “Happy Farm” in 2022! The Happy Farm is...

Practicing Metta or Metta in Practice?

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By Lian Beijers Click here to read the Dutch translation When I started practicing meditation, I felt drawn to the practice of metta or loving kindness....

Waking Up To Whiteness

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A journey to the seeds of racism in our store consciousness (and a retreat invitation at the end) Click here for French translation In the...

Happy Scientists Change The World

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Dr. Rita Issa is a medical doctor living in London, who who works at a center known for its comprehensive approaches to healthcare through...

Welcome Tickets for Artist Retreat

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This Spring, the EIAB will welcome participants in the fourth Wake Up Your Artist (WUYA) Retreat in Germany*. WUYA is dedicated to "discovering your creativity:...

Practicing with a Sangha

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Click here to read Part I. Part II Q: What is the role of sangha building and of being around people who support us in our practice? Brother...

Climate Crisis in Paradise

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By Wouter Verhoeven There is a placeThe closing talk of the 2016 Wake Up Retreat was a beautiful Dharma talk. Brother Phap Dang ended his...

Choosing Another Path

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By Zoé Moulin I am living in Plum Village as a long-term lay friend for almost two years. My idea with Choosing Another Path was...

Raising a Daughter

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By Tan I’m lucky to live in a multicultural community with a Vietnamese culture that’s part of Plum Village. When I left Vietnam for France,...

How to Practice After Leaving Plum Village

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Written by a Plum Village monastic Part I I wanted to connect with Sanghas outside Plum Village, see what’s going on, and try to get a sense of...

Mindful Parenting

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By Adrien Lecomte I was born in Belgium, and I am 30 years old. I live with my Vietnamese wife Tan and our daughter Mailys...

Bringing Music to Your Community

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In a simple but beautiful way, music has the power to make us happy and to bring a smile to our lips. Expressing ourselves...

Learning to Love Myself in Plum Village

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Click here to read Mick’s reflection on serving the Happy Farm and Plum Village for several years. Q: How have you transformed at Plum Village? Considering...

Burnout to Dharma Bum

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Insights from a year living in Plum Village By Doran from Wake Up Brighton It’s 4 a.m. I can feel my heart beating and my whole...

Community and Voice Therapy

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Tere from Wake Up Manchester shares about her Sangha experiences and how the practice helps her write music and support others as a voice therapist. Q: What...