Young Buddhists and Non-Buddhists for a Healthy & Compassionate Society

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...

Adapting to Culture in Greece

After moving from the Netherlands to Greece, Leonie shares about adapting to a different culture and Sangha-building in Athens. How did you transition between Wake Up Netherlands...

“Your Presence and Practice is All That Truly Matters”

After moving to Australia from the United States, Adam Victorino shares about practicing with Wake Up Milpitas and Wake Up Sydney. How did you get...

Transitioning Between Different Cultures

Last month, Gareth shared about practicing with Wake Up London and Wake Up Hong Kong. In this article, he writes about transitioning between both...

To Inspire and Get Inspired

Last Fall, we travelled from the Sangha in Groningen, the Netherlands, to an old monastery for the Wake Up Sangha-Building weekend retreat. The monastery...

Connecting with Young, Spiritual People

by Esteban Ruseler I have a good friend and Dharma bro who went to Plum Village and told me, “Wow it was amazing. You’ll love...

The Importance of Sangha Friends

Atta, one of the participants from last year's Wake Up Easter Retreat, shares with us his insights into Sanghahood, or “why good friends are always...