I’m Not Afraid

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By Gijs Van den Broeck I’m not afraid of terror attacks. What frightens me most is terror in the hearts of people. Because hatred only...

Wake Up in London & Hong Kong

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Gareth Siu shares about practicing with two different active Sanghas in different continents: Wake Up London and Wake Up Hong Kong. I was originally practicing...

The Monastics on French Television: Part II

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On 31st May 2015, Louis Nagot from Wake Up Paris and Sister Su Nghiem were interviewed on French national television. They shared about the Five Mindfulness Trainings, the Beginning...

Mindfulness when a Relative is Dying

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By Phil Bluckert My Dad received a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on the 19th November 2015. He deteriorated rapidly and passed away on the...

To Inspire and Get Inspired

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Last Fall, we travelled from the Sangha in Groningen, the Netherlands, to an old monastery for the Wake Up Sangha-Building weekend retreat. The monastery...

Deeper Connection with Myself

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Phil, who joined the Plum Village Happy Farm last year, reflects on the 2013-2014 Winter Retreat in Plum Village. Letting Go of Expectations Relieve Suffering In the...

Celebrating New Year in Plum Village

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Starting the Year Mindfully by Leni Cellini 26 December 2015 For the third year in a row, I am celebrating New Year's Eve in Plum Village, a Buddhist...

Bringing the Message of Plum Village Through Music

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An interview with Folk Singer and Wake Up Friend Joe Holtaway There are many ways to come to Plum Village. People from all walks of...

Connecting with Young, Spiritual People

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by Esteban Ruseler I have a good friend and Dharma bro who went to Plum Village and told me, “Wow it was amazing. You’ll love...

Interview With 15-Year-Old Lay Friend From Plum Village

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My name is Colia and I am 15 years old. I come from Angers in the northwest of France. When was the first time you...

Fall Wake Up Retreat in Ireland

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By Deirdre Mullins This article was originally posted on RTE.ie on 28 November 2013. Over the last few weeks, broadcaster John Murray and Cork hurler Conor...

Why Going to a Sangha Helps Me

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My name is Sefrijn. About a year ago a friend liked a page on Facebook called Wake Up. I was interested in what it...

Sit in Peace

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It has been nearly one year since the "Sit in Peace" in the heart of London, where 4,000 people gathered to meditate with Thay...

A Wake Up Group in the Heart of Brussels

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{This is an extract from an email sent to a friend last week…..!} ---- I want to tell you about my practice. "With Gaelle and a couple of friends,...

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