Building a Unified Community

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

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

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...

A Plum Village Meditation Centre in Sydney

By Jay Larbalestier Recently, I had the privilege to spend some time at the new Plum Village affiliated meditation centre in Canoelands, New South Wales. The...

The Light That Returns

Some time ago, I watched a silly superhero movie that had some surprising wisdom. Darkness, the truest darkness, is not the absence of light. It...

Wake Up Melbourne

By Jade Fersterer Discovering Wake Up What a happy moment this is, to reflect on the creation and building of Wake Up Melbourne. I remember the...

Wake Up Montréal at Maple Village

From August 4–10 2017, Wake Up Montréal organised its second retreat. It lasted 6 days, and 75 people participated. Four monastics (Sr. Boi Nghiem,...

My Aspiration to Build a Fourfold Sangha

Verena from Wake Up Nijmegen and Wake Up Netherlands shares her aspiration letter to ordain as an Order of Interbeing member in the Netherlands. Dear Thây,...

Wake Up San Diego

As Sangha of the Month this month, get to know Wake Up San Diego, how they practice as a Sangha, the benefits of living...

Interview: Wake Up House and Mindfulness

Enjoy an interview with Nick Neild, one of the founders of the Wake Up House in San Diego. Learn about how the Wake Up...

Wake Up Northeast Los Angeles

As Sangha of the Month this month, we get to know Wake Up Northeast Los Angeles, how they got started, their practice as a Sangha,...

The Value of Visiting Other Communities

Interview with Nhu-Mai Nguyen How did the Wake Up USA Southwest Tour manifest? It was led mainly by Brian Kimmel who is residing in Boulder, Colorado....

Community of Young People in Hong Kong

Plum Village Hong Kong (PVHK) is a mindfulness community practice centre established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Monastic Sangha....

Organizing a Retreat with Monastics

Interview with Elli Weisbaum Q: Can you share a bit about the recent Wake Up retreat at Blue Cliff and your experience as a member...

Sanghahood in Colombia

By Gisela and Andrés How did you discover the Plum Village tradition? We found this tradition thanks to Andrés, my husband, about 3 years ago. Both...