Happiness is Here and Now

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By Thomas from Wake Up Berlin Enjoy a slideshow with photos of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, accompanied by the song Happiness is Here and...

Social Dilemma or Spiritual Transformation?

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Dear Wake Up Sangha, It has been a long time since I had a chance to post an article on this website, yet today, on...

Mis sueños de Wake Up

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Por el hermano Phap Linh Todos los años me piden que escriba algo para la revista Lá Thư Làng Mai, y todos lo años me...

Connecting Generations

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By Miranda van Schadewijk The 19th of May, the usual Sangha morning in Den Haag took a slightly different turn. Inspired by the theme of...

Teen Rap UK 2010 retreat

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This rap came from some "deep looking" from our teen group: "OK, today we are going to save the world - yes we can! What...

The Joys of Just Being Normal

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By Gijs A young monk was trying really hard to meditate, but he just was not able to focus properly. Frustrated with himself, he went...

Amazing Autumn Spaghetti

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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...

Burnout to Dharma Bum

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Insights from a year living in Plum Village By Doran from Wake Up Brighton It’s 4 a.m. I can feel my heart beating and my whole...

Wake Up Graz

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This month, we get to know Wake Up Graz from Austria, how they practice mindfulness together, and what makes them special! Happy reading :)

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...

Peace Sounds 2 Music

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Dear Wake Uppers, In 2012 Wake Up London had an idea… could we put together a music album of songs performed by the Wake Up...

Discovering Yourself

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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...

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...

And Be

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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...

A few days in Plum Village

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By Edward Pinkney ‘Mindfulness’ has become a bit of a buzz word in connection with mental health & wellbeing recently. With this in mind I...