Blooming Flower

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By Alberto Galassi The flower blooms in your consciousness, But this doesn’t mean it is not blooming at all. No barriers between you and me, No blood to...

True Love

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During the international Wake Up retreat in France this past summer, one of our Dutch Wake Up friends from Nijmegen, Verena, shared about the...

Broad Bean Soup with Fresh Tarragon

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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...

Pieces of Emptiness

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Dear respected brothers and sisters, dear Wake Up community, My name is Alberto Galassi. I am from Italy, but I have been living in Germany...

Happy Farmers Change The World

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By Mick McEvoy “Happy Farmers will change the world.” So reads Thay’s calligraphy. Farming employs over 1.3 billion people throughout the world or close to 40...

Silence.

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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

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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...

My Life-Changing Experience at the Wake Up Earth Retreat

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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...

The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings

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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...

How Kids Can Be Happy in Education

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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...

My Aspiration to Build a Fourfold Sangha

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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,...

Wake Up Rennes and Vannes

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Get to know Wake Up Rennes and Vannes from France, why they have called themselves "Encounter with the Spring", all the joyful activities they...

Chocovado Recipe

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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

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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

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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...