Joining the Order of Interbeing

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The Order of Interbeing (OI) is a community of monastics and lay people who have committed to living their lives in accord with the...

Join the Wake Up Catch Up Online Retreat (Sep 2 – 4)

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A light and simple 3-day online retreat for young people September 2 to September 4, 2022 This will be a peer-facilitated and peer-led retreat by members of the...

Forests to Grow People

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Living in an Eco-Community by Jazz (Gijs Van den Broeck) The past four years, I have been living and volunteering in an eco-community in South India....

Documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh’s life

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from plumvillage.org A Cloud Never Dies In response to the war and growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, our international Plum Village community is releasing A Cloud Never...

You Have Seen the Path, Do Not Fear Anymore

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by Brother Dao Bi Wake Up is a Precious Gem of the Plum Village Tradition As a young person, I didn’t know what I really wanted...

Gratitude for Thich Nhat Hanh

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Wake Uppers from different corners of the planet have sent us their heartfelt sharings in response to the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay)....

A cloud never dies

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This morning, the 22 of January 2022 Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, has passed away peacefully at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam,...

Looking Deeply into White Conditioning

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Meeting the Origins of Our White Conditioning in Our Store Consciousness By Jula Pethes and Mareike Jautschus How have the seeds in my store consciousness influenced...

Wake Up Members Ordained as Dharma Teachers

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We have some exciting news: Wake Uppers Joe Reilly and Brian "BK" Kimmel were ordained as Dharma Teachers of the Order of Interbeing. The...

International Queer Retreat: Coming Out, Coming Home, Coming Together

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By Jula Pethes and Mareike Jautschus Title photo by Pavel Danilyuk As many of the retreats this year, our planned gathering as the LGBTQIA+1 International Community...

Dharma Talk on Gender Inclusivity

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"Our society has hurt you enough. You seek to come to the Plum Village tradition to find peace, love and refuge."During last month's Wake...

Crumbling the Walls of Separation

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by Melanie Gin In Israel and Palestine, where I lived from December 2018 to March 2020, a vast concrete wall separates Jerusalem from the West...

Practicing Metta or Metta in Practice?

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By Lian Beijers Click here to read the Dutch translation When I started practicing meditation, I felt drawn to the practice of metta or loving kindness....

Registration Open for Wake Up Earth Retreat 2021

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Dear Wake Up community, we are very happy to announce that you can now register for the Wake Up Earth Retreat! From May 25 to...

Opening My Heart to Different Perspectives

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Wake Up Wisdom* #3 " when I opened my heart, I was able to let go of seeing ideas as black and white. It’s like...