Sit in Peace

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It has been nearly one year since the "Sit in Peace" in the heart of London, where 4,000 people gathered to meditate with Thay...

Wake Up Wanderings Additions

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There is more Wake Up news from last year than can be contained in one simple newsletter, so we'd like to share a sampling...

The Man Who Planted Trees

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by Jean Giono For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance...

Wake Up on German radio WDR5

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On August 26th 2012, Wake Up was featured in a German radio program on WDR 5 You can listen to it here (5 minutes): Wkup German...

Wake Up: The Music of Community

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Dear Friends, Last night at the Dharma Nectar Hall of Lower Hamlet in Plum Village, lay and monastic practitioners from around the world gathered to concentrate...

Discourse on Taking Refuge in Oneself

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I heard these words of the Buddha one time when the Lord was staying in the Mango Grove in the cool shade of the...

Gross National Happiness

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Talk and Q & A with Dr. Ha Vinh Tho (Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village Tradition, Program Coordinator at the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan) //...

Open Heart – experiencing healing

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Dear friends, Recently I had an experience which moved my heart very deeply. I feel I am very lucky. I would like to share this...

The miracle of healing

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Some time ago I felt a sudden inspiration to write a letter to my grandfather. He is 91 years old and lives in New...

Mirror meditation: it’s harder than it looks.

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Breathing in and out in front of the mirror, first thing in the morning, experiment with contemplating: Awareness is a mirror reflecting the four elements. Beauty is a heart...

This Is A Happy Day!

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Dearest Wake Up Family, this morning we would like to share our immense happiness with all of you: Our aspiration to organize a Wake Up...

Planting Seeds of Brotherhood & Sisterhood

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Dear Friends, I'm feeling inspired by trees tonight and wanted to share that with you. I’m very inspired by the planting of trees. The 22 Wake Up...

Social Dilemma or Spiritual Transformation?

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Dear Wake Up Sangha, It has been a long time since I had a chance to post an article on this website, yet today, on...

A Love Letter to The Bat Nha Monastics

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Wake Up skype cosmos, 25th of September 2010 Dear Brothers and Sisters of Bat Nha, We - the Wake Up Youth Sangha - are sitting together...

Teen Rap UK 2010 retreat

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This rap came from some "deep looking" from our teen group: "OK, today we are going to save the world - yes we can! What...