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

Broad Bean Soup with Fresh Tarragon

Anneke's Cooking Blog It is that time of year again... broad bean time! It makes me so happy! Last year, on one of the hottest...

Silence.

by Theo (Danique’s father from Wake Up Groningen, the Netherlands) Around me is silence. Sounds of breathing and the smell of incense slowly disappear into the...

Connecting with my Parents During a Retreat

Many of us might know the feeling. After a Wake Up retreat finishes, you're taking your first steps into society again, often misleadingly referred...

The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings

Last month, we published Verena's aspirations to follow the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings in her daily life and to ordain into the Order of Interbeing. Below is her...

My Aspiration to Build a Fourfold Sangha

Verena from Wake Up Nijmegen and Wake Up Netherlands shares her aspiration letter to ordain as an Order of Interbeing member in the Netherlands. Dear Thây,...

Chocovado Recipe

by Anneke Comello “Chocovado”: a vegan chocolate mousse with avocado The December holidays have been over long enough ago for me to dare to post an...

Going to a Wake Up Parents and Children Retreat with my Father

by Danique from Wake Up Groningen, the Netherlands Friday. Sitting on my meditation pillow, I feel a nervousness in my chest. I open my eyes...

From Crisis to Transformation

In the spring of 2015, I received a sign of magic. I came across Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings and while listening to one of...

My Father and I

By Brother Pham Hanh I still remember vividly my community as a young boy. We had to go up the stairs and into a big...

Returning Home With a Big Smile!

With a big smile on my face, I returned home after the Wake Up Netherlands Summer Retreat at the Maanhoeve farm. Rain was pouring...

Doing Inner Work and Taking Care of the Missing Hole in Our Hearts

Jan from Wake Up Nijmegen and Susanne from Wake Up Oslo share about their experiences and insights from attending the Empathy and Compassion Conference...

Space, Openness and Connectedness

At the end of this summer, the yearly Wake Up Netherlands Summer Retreat took place at de Maanhoeve, hosted by Wim and Ida. Although...

Moving Between Sanghas

Interview with Barry Getting involved with Wake Up Netherlands I had been practicing with the all-ages Sangha in The Hague for a number of years before...

Amazing Autumn Spaghetti

By Anneke Amazing Autumn Spaghetti With Pumpkin, Smoked Tofu, Olives and Almonds Isn’t it odd that the best dishes often come together with some simple...

Inspiration, Appreciation and Nourishment

by Michiel de Koning A "Bedtime" Story Plum Village, March 2015 – Waking up at two o'clock at night. Why is my alarm beeping? Putting on...