Dances with Monks

By Logan Mitchell I recently spent a four-day retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery. I have practiced the Plum Village tradition of Buddhism for two years...

Feeling Joy in Plum Village

During the week of the Ordination Ceremony that took place in the last week of May 2014, Marianna, a practitioner from Wake Up Rome,...

Blooming Like a Flower

"I’m blooming like a flower. I’ve never felt so happy and at peace. I’m truly grateful for the blessing from everyone in my practice....

Member of the Order of the Interbeing

An Interview with Stuart Watson What inspired you to become a member of the Order of Interbeing? After I'd been here two years, I was looking...

Sitting With Thay

By Brandon Rennels - True Garden of Faith The poem below was written about a lunch experience at Plum Village during the winter retreat of 2012/2013 - Bell Line forms, patiently waiting Shuffling...

Permaculture in the Heart

Wake Up Permaculture retreat in Plum Village "We give thanks to the earth, for the food she brings" – twenty young voices sing as they...

The Benefits of a Sangha

During the Wake Up Ireland retreat in Plum Village on 18-25 April 2014, we got the chance to interview another Wake Up friend, Mick...

Mindful Soccer

By Gijs Van den Broeck And that is why learning in a classroom is just one small part of our practice. We learn working together. We...
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Waking Up at the EIAB

by Friso Woudstra 16-18 May 2014 Every year the Wake Up Nijmegen Sangha has a weekend retreat at the Thich Nhat Hanh monestary in Waldbröl, Germany....

The Importance of a Supportive, Loving Community

My name is Stuart Watson. I come from Edinburgh in Scotland and I’ve been living in Upper Hamlet in Plum Village for over 6...

Joyful Moment, Open Heart

From the 18th to 25th April 2014, Upper Hamlet hosted the Wake Up Ireland retreat for the first time. About 35 Irish young men and...

Discovering Yourself

By Gijs Van den Broeck Reflections on a Long Term Retreat in Plum Village   Everything Flows Heraclitus Knowing yourself is Enlightenment Lao Tzu When I was still a student, not...

Happy Farm

An Interview with Stuart Watson How did you get involved in the Happy Farm? I had been growing organic vegetables in Upper Hamlet for a few...

The Beauty of Plum Village Community

My name is Fabiano Gentile. I come from Arezzo, a small town in Tuscany, Italy. I’m 29 years old. Now I’m in Plum Village...

Beyond Words

By Gijs Van den Broeck An Impression of Plum Village You do not only, to reach the place have to leave home, but also out of ways...