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...

You See, Life No Longer Means Anything Anymore

Question: I am 20 years old and currently a student. My family is not happy. My dad is an alcoholic and has several affairs...

Lessons On Healing After Loss

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 Young Buddhist

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,...

Open Heart – experiencing healing

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...

A Love Letter to The Bat Nha Monastics

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

Living My Dream – Sr. Hien Nghiem

 LIVING MY DREAM - A RESPONSE TO THE BAT NHA KOAN Dear Beloved, Respected Thay, I ask permission to share my initial insights on Thay’s Bat Nha...