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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Prayer

By Monastic Sister Hai An (Sister Ocean) fill yourself with gratitude and awe (god) until you overflow then keep going become a waterfall gushing and perfectly still so that it's clear that everything you have has been...

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,...

The Eyes

by Monastic Brother Pháp Khả With a pair of eyes, one is assured of a life-long appointment with the blue sky and white cloud. Where I...

Life as a Novice Monk in Plum Village

Last month, Brother Dao Tue shared about his path to become a monastic. In this part, he shares about life in the monastic residence and how it...

Practicing in Plum Village

On December 1, 2015, the Ordination Ceremony of the Redwood Family occurred in Plum Village; ten people were ordained in France and nine others...

Discovering Plum Village and Becoming a Monk

Interviewed in June 2016 in Plum Village EP: Ethan Pollock (interviewer) DT: Brother Dao Tue (monastic) EP: It’s a beautiful summer day. Brother Dao Tue and I...