Introducing Mindfulness at a HIV Charity

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By Wake Up London facilitator, Jess Stein Earlier this year HIV charity Positively UK approached Wake Up London and asked us to facilitate some introductory...

What on Earth is a Meditation Flashmob?

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An Interview with Elina Pen from Wake Up London What is a meditation flashmob? A meditation flashmob is a gathering of people that sit in meditation...

Pupils Are Taught to Meditate to Boost Their Focus

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PRIMARY pupils are being taught ancient techniques of meditation derived from Buddhism to help them concentrate. More than 400 pupils have already taken part in...

Bringing the Message of Plum Village Through Music

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An interview with Folk Singer and Wake Up Friend Joe Holtaway There are many ways to come to Plum Village. People from all walks of...

Member of the Order of the Interbeing

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An Interview with Stuart Watson What inspired you to become a member of the Order of Interbeing? After I'd been here two years, I was looking...

The Benefits of a Sangha

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During the Wake Up Ireland retreat in Plum Village on 18-25 April 2014, we got the chance to interview another Wake Up friend, Mick...

The Importance of a Supportive, Loving Community

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My name is Stuart Watson. I come from Edinburgh in Scotland and I’ve been living in Upper Hamlet in Plum Village for over 6...

Joyful Moment, Open Heart

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From the 18th to 25th April 2014, Upper Hamlet hosted the Wake Up Ireland retreat for the first time. About 35 Irish young men and...

Happy Farm

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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...

From Plum Village to the Institute of Technology Tallaght

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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?

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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,...

The Marching Band

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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...

Fall Wake Up Retreat in Ireland

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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...

Sit in Peace

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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...

Peace Sounds

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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...