Sangha-Building: Wake Up Groningen

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by Nadine Spigt Actually it feels like there hasn't been so much compost for us, just a lot of flowers that needed some time before...

Interviews with Sangha-builders – Part I

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During the International Wake Up Retreat in Plum Village in August 2013 – PART I Sister Ban Bien Tap (BBT): Please introduce yourselves and how...

Interviews with Sangha-builders – Part 2

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During the International Wake Up Retreat in Plum Village in August 2013 – PART II BBT: If somebody asks you how to build a sangha,...

Sangha-Building with Brother Phap Ho

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Dear Thay, dear Sangha, dear Siblings, My name is Phap Ho, Protector of the Dharma or Brother Protection. I come from Stockholm, Sweden and I...

Why Going to a Sangha Helps Me

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My name is Sefrijn. About a year ago a friend liked a page on Facebook called Wake Up. I was interested in what it...

For Mindfulness and For Fun

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  Interview with a Wake Up Intern and International Sangha Builder Hong-An is one of the Wake Up interns in Plum Village. When she was touring...

Growth in Wake Up Nijmegen

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by Manon Wetzels and Reinier de Nooij The seed for Wake Up Nijmegen germinated during a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh in Papendal, the Netherlands,...

Trust in the Sangha

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Anneke has been a regular in Wake Up Nijmegen, her hometown in the Netherlands for two years. She got into the practice through a...

The Middle Way Sangha

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Addressing “Aging Out” of the Wake Up New York Sangha Dear Sangha, I am writing to share happy news from New York. The young adult...

Being Here Now for 13 Years!

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I started the Be Here Now Sangha, rooted in the mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, in September of 2002, when I was 23...

Waking Up, Growing Up

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Practicing Upeksha in Wake Up By David Viafora The practice of inclusiveness (also known as equanimity or upeksha) may be one of the most challenging edges...

The Importance of Sangha Friends

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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...

To Inspire and Get Inspired

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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

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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...

Transitioning Between Different Cultures

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