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

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...

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...

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....

Wake Up Leuven

This month, we get to know Wake Up Leuven from Belgium and how their encounter in Plum Village inspired them to form the Sangha. Happy...

I’m Not Afraid

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...

Celebrating New Year in Plum Village

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...

Mindful Soccer

By Gijs Van den Broeck And that is why learning in a classroom is just one small part of our practice. We learn working together. We...

Discovering Yourself

By Gijs Van den Broeck Reflections on a Long Term Retreat in Plum Village   Everything Flows Heraclitus Knowing yourself is Enlightenment Lao Tzu When I was still a student, not...

Beyond Words

By Gijs Van den Broeck An Impression of Plum Village You do not only, to reach the place have to leave home, but also out of ways...

Less is More – Tasting Abundance During Lent

By Leni Cellini In case you did not notice, Lent fasting has been going on for a while. Just as in 2012 and 2013, I...

Silence in your heart

By Leni Cellini A retreat with ‘music’ as its theme: I didn’t want to miss it for the world. It combined my two great passions:...

Letter to Thay

Dear Thây, dear teacher dear Friend, Since I came back from my first retreat at the Plum Village 2 years ago, I want to write...

A Wake Up Group in the Heart of Brussels

{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,...