Let’s Play. Let’s Go with Enjoyment!

By Brother Warman As a young people, I like to play. I lost my playfulness, but now I’ve regained my joy and playfulness. The suffering...

Romantic Love

Question from a friend: I've always heard Buddhist people talking about love and the love of giving. But is this the same as romantic love? And...

Present Moment, Delicious Moment!

New Hamlet, 26th June, 2017 Dear Respected Thầy Every time we think of you, feelings of immense gratitude well up. Thank you Thầy for teaching us...

The Five Mindful Friends

In the spring of 2006, I made a phone call that would change my life. I had been reading Thây for a few years...

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,...