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Alexis’ Letter about Peace after the Attacks

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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...

Letter to Thay on Diversity

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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...

Present with Myself, Present with My Patients

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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...

I’m Not Afraid

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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...

Monastics Visit Wake Up New York

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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...

Dear Thich Nhat Hanh

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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...

Lessons On Healing After Loss

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When she left her career as a medical doctor, Sister Dang Nghiem, MD, a Zen Buddhist nun and disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, learned...

A Letter To My Teacher – Br. Phap Linh

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A LETTER TO MY TEACHER - A RESPONSE TO THE BAT NHA KOAN   Dear Respected Teacher, This is a moment of happiness. I am sitting with a...

How Mindfulness Helped Me to Recover from a Car Accident

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

A Love Letter to The Bat Nha Monastics

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Wake Up skype cosmos, 25th of September 2010 Dear Brothers and Sisters of Bat Nha, We - the Wake Up Youth Sangha - are sitting together...

A Young Buddhist

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By Friso Woudstra Born in a land without war, a land without parents who have suffered from war. Freedom is just normal to us. Even more,...

Forgiveness

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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...

Being Myself in a Challenging Learning Environment

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By Jadzia Tedeschi Saturday, October 21, 2017 Today, we had an extraordinary half-day of classes. You know, to supplement our learning. 8:00 History: “Good morning! Let’s begin...

My Breath is My Lifeline

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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...

Open Heart – experiencing healing

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Dear friends, Recently I had an experience which moved my heart very deeply. I feel I am very lucky. I would like to share this...