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...

The Light That Returns

Some time ago, I watched a silly superhero movie that had some surprising wisdom. Darkness, the truest darkness, is not the absence of light. It...

Walking Home

Walking gently My feet are cold But I keep my ancestors warm In the living room of my heart Come sit around the fireplace We will make room. Sorrow, please...

Plum Village, A Mindfulness Village

by Ilse from Amsterdam, the Netherlands Last Christmas, I experienced a special week in Plum Village, near Bordeaux, in the south of France. I learned...

A Spiritual Practice We Unwittingly do

My spiritual path is this human life. My practice is waking up with a heavy heart and still getting up. Letting myself be washed over by...

Mountains

Mountains is a collections of songs from the many-fold Sangha in a variety of styles including "Joy," "I Love Nature," and "Peacefully Free." Featuring...

Chocolate Meditation

Savoring Life’s Sweetness I love to eat, and it is fair to say that I am an advocate of good food. However, I never cared...

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...