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Happy Farmers Change The World

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...

The Growth of Happy Farm

Fresh red, yellow, and purple tomatoes, beautiful salad greens, and pumpkins are just some of the delicious vegetables delivered to residents and retreatants at...

Healing at the Wake Up Earth Retreat

I traveled to Plum Village as I wanted to spend the week having some time for reflection and to allow for some self-understanding and...

How I Discovered Wake Up and Chose the Monastic Path

In this Part I of a 2-part monthly series, Karim Manji from Wake Up London interviews Brother Dao Kien from Upper Hamlet, Plum Village,...

Transitioning Between Different Cultures

Last month, Gareth shared about practicing with Wake Up London and Wake Up Hong Kong. In this article, he writes about transitioning between both...

Dear Friends

Enjoy a song sung by Joe Holtaway and friends from Wake Up London for the upcoming Peace Sounds 2 album. https://soundcloud.com/joe_holtaway/dear-friends If you are a musician,...

Wake Up in London & Hong Kong

Gareth Siu shares about practicing with two different active Sanghas in different continents: Wake Up London and Wake Up Hong Kong. I was originally practicing...

Connecting with Young, Spiritual People

by Esteban Ruseler I have a good friend and Dharma bro who went to Plum Village and told me, “Wow it was amazing. You’ll love...

Mindfulness when a Relative is Dying

By Phil Bluckert My Dad received a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on the 19th November 2015. He deteriorated rapidly and passed away on the...

Wake Up Edinburgh

This month as Sangha of the month, we travel to Scotland! Enjoy getting to know Wake Up Edinburgh, their diverse Sangha, and their practice :D

Mindfulness with Wake Up Cork

This past summer, Michael O'Mahony interviewed Jean O'Hanlon, one of the facilitators from Wake Up Cork, about the Wake Up movement and mindfulness in Ireland...

The 2014 Family Retreat

Last year at New Barn Family Retreat I enjoyed playing with my friends. I met a lot of new people and found out the...

Five Years of Wake Up London

By Joe Holtaway Wake Up London is now five years old :) In the Quaker meeting house surrounded by friends and heaps of nice food on...

The Music We Are

“It was quite incredible how much love there was in 6 days” Last year’s “The Music We Are” Wake Up retreat at the EIAB started...

Deeper Connection with Myself

Phil, who joined the Plum Village Happy Farm last year, reflects on the 2013-2014 Winter Retreat in Plum Village. Letting Go of Expectations Relieve Suffering In the...