Happiness is Here and Now – Poem

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By Jonathan Borella Happiness is here and now. Do you hear the sound? Can you feel the walls tearin' down? You might as well wear a smile. No need...

A Rap Song about Deer Park Monastery

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 A rap about a year of transformation, ordination, and staffing retreats at Deer Park Alright, my heart is beating. Now I'm nervous. So I'm thinking how...

Journey to Nowhere

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By Br. Phap Linh Here's a little bit of an impromptu jam session we had the other day. No rehearsal, no planning, only joy.

The Eight Realizations of the Great Beings

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The Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings is an ancient Buddhist text that we recite regularly in Plum Village practice centers all...

Wake Up: The Music of Community

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Dear Friends, Last night at the Dharma Nectar Hall of Lower Hamlet in Plum Village, lay and monastic practitioners from around the world gathered to concentrate...

The Healing Song

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Dear friends! This song "emerged" at the beginning of the 3-month-winter retreat in Plum Village and contains what I deeply learned from Thay. May it support...

Bell Tower Jam Madness

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... is this the Wake Up song we've been waiting for ?   Thank you to the bell tower collective - sorry if you're not in...

Stiller

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Enjoy watching international Wake Up ambassadors performing Stiller, an adaptation of Michael Jackson's Thriller, during the Be-In at the retreat with the monastics in Deer...

Wake Up Plum Village 2013 retreat: An impression

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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...

Sitting With Thay

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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...

Teen Rap UK 2010 retreat

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This rap came from some "deep looking" from our teen group: "OK, today we are going to save the world - yes we can! What...

21-Day Retreat with Thay

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by Fabiano Gentile Hello everybody, During this month’s 21-day retreat, Thich Nhat Hanh encouraged us to stimulate our creative side through his Dharma teachings. In fact, he...

Love Poem from Israel

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Dear Thay, Yesterday a friend declared her hatred for Israel. Another, his fear of Iran. A mother dragged her crying daughter through the street by the arm, and...

Happiness is Here and Now

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By Thomas from Wake Up Berlin Enjoy a slideshow with photos of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, accompanied by the song Happiness is Here and...

Six Mantras Remix

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Enjoy listening to the Six Mantras Remix from the Children's Program Skit during this past summer retreat at the Blue Cliff Monastery! The original version...