Alexis’ Letter about Peace after the Attacks

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Dear friends from around the world, I am writing to you from Montréal. On Friday, I lost my cousin during the attacks in France. Faced...

Letter to Thay on Diversity

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By Anthuan Vuong Leading up to my Order of Interbeing ordination at the 2015 Wake Up Ambassador Retreat during the North American Tour at Deer...

Building Peace in the Middle East, One Step at a Time

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Dear brothers and sisters in the practice, I hope this message finds you well, taking care of body and mind. Here in Plum Village the...

Present with Myself, Present with My Patients

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By Anthuan Vuong To maintain my sanity in an intense and at times chaotic and insane environment, I have been motivated by the staff and...

I’m Not Afraid

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By Gijs Van den Broeck I’m not afraid of terror attacks. What frightens me most is terror in the hearts of people. Because hatred only...

Mindfulness and Meditation Flashmob for Peace in Uruguay

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My name is Paula Brandino. I facilitate and coordinate Wake Up Montevideo in Uruguay since a year and a half ago. I started this group...

The Birth of Wake Up

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How the Wake Up Movement (Young Buddhists and Non-Buddhists for a Healthy and Compassionate Society) came about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EztwEingnj0

The Monastics on French Television: Part II

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On 31st May 2015, Louis Nagot from Wake Up Paris and Sister Su Nghiem were interviewed on French national television. They shared about the Five Mindfulness Trainings, the Beginning...

Wake Up Mexico City

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This month as Sangha of the Month, we travel to Latin America and get to know Wake Up Mexico City! Find out how they got...

Lessons I Learned from Buddhist Nuns about Dating and Relationships

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By Jessica Semaan I spent two weeks at Plum Village, a Buddhist monastery in France. I came to recover from burn out, and what I...

The Way of Aspiration

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by Jonathan Borella  In one hand, I hold life’s suffering.  The other holds its joy.  Joined together a lotus blossoms from the heart  And the way of aspiration...

Mindfulness when a Relative is Dying

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By Phil Bluckert My Dad received a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on the 19th November 2015. He deteriorated rapidly and passed away on the...

Reflections on a Day of Mindfulness

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by Jonathan Borella After finally parking the car several blocks away, I make my way towards the park. The streets were crowded and busy with...

Monastics Visit Wake Up New York

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Recollections and Reflections – March 4, 2016 by Rachel Rampil, Sangha member and occasional facilitator, Wake Up New York Dear Community, On the first Friday of March, Wake...

To Inspire and Get Inspired

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Last Fall, we travelled from the Sangha in Groningen, the Netherlands, to an old monastery for the Wake Up Sangha-Building weekend retreat. The monastery...