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

How to Respond Appropriately to Situations in Our Lives

A Dharma talk by Kaira Jewel at ABC Home, New York City, in September 2016 Dear Thay, dear friends, dear Sangha, On the way to...

Forgiveness

By Jonathan Borella As students of the Dharma, we practice to grow our compassion. The Metta Sutta exhorts us to “let our boundless love pervade...

The Treachery of Oblivion

After years of doubt and turmoil, months of examinations, and weeks of travel, I decided to leave home for boarding school. I left the...

My Breath is My Lifeline

Cleansing of Body and Mind I recently started a cleanse with the hope of clearing stagnation and any buildup of toxins in my body. It...

How Mindfulness Transformed My Family

By Khanh Doan Mindfulness practice, the beautiful teaching of the Buddha, profoundly interpreted by our beloved Thay, is a miracle that helps transform many lives....

Shining Light on White

By Vanna Waldron Mindfulness practice gives us tools to face parts of ourselves, our reality, and our histories that we may otherwise push away,...

I Love Jesus But I Follow Buddha

Azariah, who attended the Wake Up retreat at Deer Park Monastery last month, shares how a Q&A session with the monastics about transgender roles...

Monastics Visit Wake Up New York

Recollections and Reflections – March 4, 2016 by Rachel Rampil, Sangha member and occasional facilitator, Wake Up New York Dear Community, On the first Friday of March, Wake...

Letter to Thay on Diversity

By Anthuan Vuong Leading up to my Order of Interbeing ordination at the 2015 Wake Up Ambassador Retreat during the North American Tour at Deer...

I’m Not Afraid

By Gijs Van den Broeck I’m not afraid of terror attacks. What frightens me most is terror in the hearts of people. Because hatred only...

Present with Myself, Present with My Patients

By Anthuan Vuong To maintain my sanity in an intense and at times chaotic and insane environment, I have been motivated by the staff and...

Dear Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Thich Nhat Hanh, First and foremost, thank you for everything. And Nothing, for that matter. We will probably never meet, but I will be...

Alexis’ Letter about Peace after the Attacks

Dear friends from around the world, I am writing to you from Montréal. On Friday, I lost my cousin during the attacks in France. Faced...

How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

By Evan Sutter “Our entire life has been training. The question is: training in what? This question means: training in which direction? If we train...

How Mindfulness Helped Me to Recover from a Car Accident

On an Irish summer day, a Sangha friend and I were on our way to the Sangha by car, chatting joyfully about Sangha life...