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Bringing Music to Your Community

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Wake Up retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery, June 2018 In a simple but beautiful way, music has the...

Learning to Love Myself in Plum Village

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Mick at the Happy Farm, Plum Village Click here to read Mick’s reflection on serving the Happy Farm...

Burnout to Dharma Bum

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Insights from a year living in Plum Village By Doran from Wake Up Brighton

Community and Voice Therapy

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Tere from Wake Up Manchester shares about her Sangha experiences and how the practice helps her write music...

Serving Happy Farm and Plum Village

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December 6, 2018 in New Hamlet The Happy Farm from Lower Hamlet, New Hamlet, and Upper Hamlet in...

Bells in the Heart of London

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By Josie Ng What happens when we invite a bell into a hall filled with chatty Londoners lounging on couches and sitting with their laptops?...

Order of Interbeing Transmission

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Q: Thank you, Katharina and Alex, for your willingness to be interviewed about the Order of Interbeing (OI). We’re here during the 21-Day Retreat...

“Before” Album Music

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By Joe Holtaway I've been in love with songwriting for as long as I remember. Some chords, a melody and some words; a sharing from...

Mindful Community Living in Athens

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With a calming breath and closed eyes, my mind travels back to Athens, Greece, and my first reaction is to smile. A smile born...

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...

The Growth of Happy Farm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,...