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

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...

Wake Up Rotterdam

This month as Sangha of the Month, we travel to the South of the Netherlands and get to know Wake Up Rotterdam. Find out how...

My Journey with the Order of Interbeing

I toyed with the idea of following the path of the Order of Interbeing (OI) for several years, but it didn’t manifest because I...

Beastless BBQ Burger Recipes

Anneke's Cooking Blog Summer is here! Which means that I, and many others along with me, start to long for a BBQ! Even when you...

Free Blind Hugs!

At the end of April, Jente and I stood on the Central Station of Rotterdam with open arms and a blind fold on. On the...

Vegan Spring Quiche Recipe

Anneke’s Cooking Blog A little while ago, I was asked by the Dutch Buddhist magazine ‘Boeddhistisch Dagblad’ to become a regular contributor for their cooking...

To Inspire and Get Inspired

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...

The Importance of Sangha Friends

Atta, one of the participants from last year's Wake Up Easter Retreat, shares with us his insights into Sanghahood, or “why good friends are always...

And Be

by Olga Bloemen from the Netherlands And Be Just to fall back on the grass and be just to fall down on my bed and stay to be just a...