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...

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...

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...

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...

Wake Up on German radio WDR5

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On August 26th 2012, Wake Up was featured in a German radio program on WDR 5 You can listen to it here (5 minutes): Wkup German...

The Importance of a Supportive, Loving Community

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My name is Stuart Watson. I come from Edinburgh in Scotland and I’ve been living in Upper Hamlet in Plum Village for over 6...