Young Buddhists and Non-Buddhists for a Healthy & Compassionate Society

Healing the Past, Transforming the Future

Written by Br. Chan Troi Duc An Dear respected Thay, dear sisters & brothers, dear friends,  My name is Chan Troi Duc An. I am a...

Monastic Life in Plum Village

This is a letter I wrote to my family and friends and I‘m happy to share it with you, too. :) Plum Village, May 2017 Dear...

Beginning Anew to Love

by Monastic Sister Sinh Nghiem Dear Wake Uppers, For over 30 years, I have gone around in circles, trying to find true love and happiness without...

How to Be Mindful Around Beautiful Women and Friends Who Don’t Practice

Brother Bo De: I’m still working with how to maintain your freedom, especially around many beautiful women. I see that men can have this difficulty....

Poem for Standing Rock

By Sister Mai Nghiem Mother, hear our call, Here we stand. No matter where we stand, We are your children. And we stand for the Truth of our Oneness. May...

My Father and I

By Brother Pham Hanh I still remember vividly my community as a young boy. We had to go up the stairs and into a big...

Detachment, Non-Caring and When Thay Passes Away

What’s the Difference Between Detachment and Non-Caring? Brother Ngo Khong: I’ve been confronted by detachment and non-caring in my life. Often I’ve been told I...

Standing on the Brink: Which Direction Do We Choose?

by Monastic Brother Dai Luong The following sharing is a follow up to Brother Dai Luong’s Wake Up to Humanity’s Greatest Challenge. “Unless the monk knows...

Thay on Romantic and True Love

The Buddha is a teacher of true love, love for Mother Earth. It should be true love and if it is true love, it...

The Summer Within Me

By Monastic Sister Trang Moi Len (True Newly Rising Moon) Monastic Sister True Newly Rising Moon, an Indonesian monastic sister, was ordained in 2010 with...

How to Practice When Your Partner Is Not Interested in Mindfulness

Question: How can I practice when my partner is not interested in the practice? Thay’s Answer: When you are lovable, when you are fresh, when...

Romance in the Sangha

By Monastic Sister Hien Nghiem (Sister True Dedication) The deep friendship of brotherhood and sisterhood in the Sangha is one of the greatest gifts of...

Waking Up to Humanity’s Greatest Challenge

by Monastic Brother Dai Luong From an early age I was, as so many of us are, captured by the question of how to make...

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Message to the Youth

Excerpts from one of Thay's earliest books “Nói với tuổi hai mươi” (published in the 1960s), compiled and translated by Monastic Brother Phap The...

Having a Relationship with Yourself

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