Bringing Music to Your Community

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In a simple but beautiful way, music has the power to make us happy and to bring a smile to our lips. Expressing ourselves...

Learning to Love Myself in Plum Village

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Click here to read Mick’s reflection on serving the Happy Farm and Plum Village for several years. Q: How have you transformed at Plum Village? Considering...

Burnout to Dharma Bum

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Insights from a year living in Plum Village By Doran from Wake Up Brighton It’s 4 a.m. I can feel my heart beating and my whole...

Crossing the Mexican-US Border

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By Jane from Wake Up San Francisco Walking through busy downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter carrying a backpacker’s pack, wearing toe shoes, and toting a...

Community and Voice Therapy

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Tere from Wake Up Manchester shares about her Sangha experiences and how the practice helps her write music and support others as a voice therapist. Q: What...

Serving Happy Farm and Plum Village

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December 6, 2018 in New Hamlet Q: Why did you stay for three years in Plum Village? Did you know in the beginning you’d stay that...

Food and Cooking in Plum Village

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Wake Upper Marek from Poland is a passionate cook and currently serves the Sangha in Plum Village as the kitchen coordinator in Son Ha, one of the monks’ residences. In this interview, he shares practices to bring mindfulness into the kitchen and a diet that serves ourselves as well as our planet.

Building a Community in Jerusalem

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4th April 2019   Chen from Wake Up Jerusalem attended the 2019 Wake Up Ambassadors Retreat in Plum Village. In this interview, she shares about her experience...

Lessons Learned from Living with Monastics

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By Leo Widrich Have you ever felt like you needed a big reset of your life? Toward the middle of 2017, I found myself in...

Building a Unified Community

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Connecting Wake Up and All-Ages Sanghas By Bryan Hindert A fellow Wake Upper shared an insight during a recent retreat closing circle. He was surprised to...

Bells in the Heart of London

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By Josie Ng What happens when we invite a bell into a hall filled with chatty Londoners lounging on couches and sitting with their laptops?...

Order of Interbeing Transmission

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Q: Thank you, Katharina and Alex, for your willingness to be interviewed about the Order of Interbeing (OI). We’re here during the 21-Day Retreat...

Making the “Happy Farmers” Movie

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A Director’s Confession During the summer of 2016, I came to Plum Village Happy Farm during the Wake Up retreat for the third time, and...

Pilgrim’s Diary in India: Bodhgaya

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By Tuong-Vi "There are four places, the sight of which will arouse strong emotions in those with faith. Here the Tathagatha was born. Here the...

Lower Hamlet Happy Farm

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The Lower Hamlet Happy Farm brings ecological farming and the Plum Village mindfulness practice together. A team of five long-term friends works on this...

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