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Sit in Peace

It has been nearly one year since the "Sit in Peace" in the heart of London, where 4,000 people gathered to meditate with Thay...

Wave and Water Retreat

A video from our Easter Wake Up Retreat in Cornwall in the UK (one of four Easter Wake Up retreats!) A very special time...

Wake Up UK Tour 2011


Social Dilemma or Spiritual Transformation?

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...

Teen Rap UK 2010 retreat

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

A few days in Plum Village

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

Return Again

A week in the UK with Thay Phap Nhan, Sr. Mai Nghiem, Sr. Ton Nhgiem and Phap Linh. We shared the practice with more...

Peace Sounds

This year they are bringing the Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh to London. The album is a 12 song collection recorded and collected over...

Fall Wake Up Retreat in Ireland

By Deirdre Mullins This article was originally posted on RTE.ie on 28 November 2013. Over the last few weeks, broadcaster John Murray and Cork hurler Conor...

The Marching Band

by Dairíne Bennett Poem composed at the Fall Wake Up 2012 Retreat in Newgrange, Ireland in response to a Q&A session. For the longest time...

From Plum Village to the Institute of Technology Tallaght

by Sister Bernadette Purcell As Chaplain in the College, I see the link between Contemplation, Meditation and Mindfulness.  Meditation and mindfulness are a core part...

What is Mindfulness?

On 15 February 2014, Wake Up Belfast shared about mindfulness with The Thread, a News and Events video blog for Belfast in Northern Ireland. The producer commented,...

Skits From Teens Program – UK 2008

Skits from the Teenagers Programme during Thich Nhat Hanh's visit in the UK, 2008. Brotherhood-Sisterhood, Robinhood??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSgLSeAG6u8

Taking the Practice to the UK

An interview with Sister Mai Nghiem after the Young Peoples' Retreat in the UK Download the interview

Happy Farm

An Interview with Stuart Watson How did you get involved in the Happy Farm? I had been growing organic vegetables in Upper Hamlet for a few...

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