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...

Brothers: A reflection on three months in Plum Village

Many people venture to Plum Village each and every year, the reasons are many and each brings with them their own unique story. Many...

Wake Up Plum Village 2013 retreat: An impression

Dear friends, In August there was a magnificent Wake Up retreat in Plum Village on the theme of "True Love". Soon we will post interviews from...

Social Dilemma or Spiritual Transformation?

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...
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Wake Up EIAB June 2011

Having fun at our recent retreat at the EIAB in Germany :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXtJouHFSOs