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

Mindful Meal

By Logan Scott Mitchell It’s the day before Father’s Day as I write this story about a mindful meal. Tomorrow will be my third Father’s...
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Home Is Closer Than You Think

Enjoy listening to Home Is Closer Than You Think, sung by Brian Kimmel from Wake Up Seattle, Washington, USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wycq8qmQVuA You can visit his music page...

The Joys of Just Being Normal

By Gijs A young monk was trying really hard to meditate, but he just was not able to focus properly. Frustrated with himself, he went...

A New Way of Living Relationships

By David Lion I am currently in love with a woman. Basically from the moment we met, I've been aware of a deep connection I find...

Mindfully Angry!? ~ On Our Longing for Authenticity

By Leni It took me a while before I understood the importance of anger. That being angry is not a sin. That you are not...

Wake Up Melbourne

By Jade Fersterer Discovering Wake Up What a happy moment this is, to reflect on the creation and building of Wake Up Melbourne. I remember the...

Caring for the Forest That Cares for Us

By Victoria Rosas Peribán The Forest of Interbeing is a cooperation between the international Wake Up movement (young people for a healthy and compassionate society)...

Blooming Flower

By Alberto Galassi The flower blooms in your consciousness, But this doesn’t mean it is not blooming at all. No barriers between you and me, No blood to...

True Love

During the international Wake Up retreat in France this past summer, one of our Dutch Wake Up friends from Nijmegen, Verena, shared about the...

Broad Bean Soup with Fresh Tarragon

Anneke's Cooking Blog It is that time of year again... broad bean time! It makes me so happy! Last year, on one of the hottest...

I Am Everything

Plum Village Children’s Program By Jadzia Tedeschi A few shrieks, giggles in the background, a rolling Spanish rrr, some expressive Italian gesticulation, a fresh generation of...

Pieces of Emptiness

Dear respected brothers and sisters, dear Wake Up community, My name is Alberto Galassi. I am from Italy, but I have been living in Germany...

Wake Up Montréal at Maple Village

From August 4–10 2017, Wake Up Montréal organised its second retreat. It lasted 6 days, and 75 people participated. Four monastics (Sr. Boi Nghiem,...

Happy Farmers Change The World

By Mick McEvoy “Happy Farmers will change the world.” So reads Thay’s calligraphy. Farming employs over 1.3 billion people throughout the world or close to 40...

Listening Deeply in Today’s Political Climate

By Jonathan Borella Dear friend, We've met in person before. A couple times actually. In those moments, I appreciated your large and gentle presence. I felt...