Less is More – Tasting Abundance During Lent

By Leni Cellini In case you did not notice, Lent fasting has been going on for a while. Just as in 2012 and 2013, I...

Wake Up Poem

By Andreas Swart Wake Up There is beauty all around In your pain, your fears, your loneliness There is beauty within Do you have the will and endurance to...

The Marching Band

by Dairíne Bennett Poem composed at the Fall Wake Up 2012 Retreat in Newgrange, Ireland in response to a Q&A session. For the longest time...

A Rap Song about Deer Park Monastery

 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...

Wake Up Plum Village 2013 retreat: An impression

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...

Connecting Generations

By Miranda van Schadewijk The 19th of May, the usual Sangha morning in Den Haag took a slightly different turn. Inspired by the theme of...

Happiness is Here and Now – Poem

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...

Peace Sounds

This year they are bringing the Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh to London. The album is a 12 song collection recorded and collected over...

Teen Rap UK 2010 retreat

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

It’s so much fun at the EIAB!

Our brother Jeroen from Holland has created a video with pictures from the "One Buddha Is Not Enough" - Wake Up Retreat at the...

Love Poem from Israel

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...

Wake Up: The Music of Community

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...

Daffodil Great Ordination Ceremony

Hi All, The Daffodil Great Ordination Ceremony will begin this Tuesday, Jan. 12!  Well I'm into it because our family, the Papaya family, will receive...

Froglessness Retreat at the EIAB

On 16, 17 and 18 October, we had a Wake Up weekend at the EIAB. The weekend had the theme "Cultivating Froglessness." In our daily...

Thay Giac Thanh Hut Jam

By Br. Phap Man We (Br. Phap Luu, Brother Honey Bear and Br. Man) jammed this out one night at Deer Park Monastery just before...