Young Buddhists and Non-Buddhists for a Healthy & 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...

Silence.

by Theo (Danique’s father from Wake Up Groningen, the Netherlands) Around me is silence. Sounds of breathing and the smell of incense slowly disappear into the...

Be Mindful: Save a Piece of Green in Your Mind

On a weekend where the sky is full of haze, freshness is still all around in Lotus Pond Temple, Lantau Island. A group of...

My Life-Changing Experience at the Wake Up Earth Retreat

By Wake Up Belgium friend Dear friends. You have given me such treasure. I love you so. Last summer, I discovered the wonderful world of mindfulness. It has...

The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings

Last month, we published Verena's aspirations to follow the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings in her daily life and to ordain into the Order of Interbeing. Below is her...

North American Wake Up Care-Taking Council

Dear friends, On behalf of our current North American Wake Up Care-Taking Council (NAWUCTC), we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and...

How Kids Can Be Happy in Education

By Gijs van den Broeck My Story This essay is the result of my own experience as a teacher. For little over a year, I taught...

My Aspiration to Build a Fourfold Sangha

Verena from Wake Up Nijmegen and Wake Up Netherlands shares her aspiration letter to ordain as an Order of Interbeing member in the Netherlands. Dear Thây,...