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July 2017

Wake Up Edmonton Young Adult Retreat

July 25, 2017 @ July 25, 2017 - July 28, 2017 @ July 28, 2017
Westlock Meditation Center, 58012 Range Rd 270
Busby, AB T0G 0H0 Canada
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The retreat for young adults and teenagers will be from July 25th to 28th at Westlock Meditation Centre. Open to young adults (18 to 35) with or without experience in mindfulness or meditation As well as the usual program of sitting meditation, dharma talks and mindful eating and so on, we’ll have plenty of time to relax and restore ourselves by being close to nature – on walking meditations and spending time together. There will be music and laughter, as…

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August 2017

Wake Up Montréal Retreat: Open to Oneself, Open to the World

August 4, 2017 @ August 4, 2017 - August 10, 2017 @ August 10, 2017
Village des Erable, 50 Chemin Summit
Bolton-Ouest, Quebec J0E 2T0 Canada
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Monastics from Magnolia Grove monastery will be with us, as well as meditation lay teachers. The retreat will be organized around guided meditations, Dharma talks, discussion and sharing groups and times for practicing mindfulness in our daily lives. Other activities include workshops about Vietnamese vegetarian cooking, bonfires, creative activities, Qi Gong practice, and much more.

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Wake Up International Retreat @ Plum Village

August 11, 2017 @ August 11, 2017 - August 18, 2017 @ August 18, 2017
Plum Village Thénac, France + Google Map

When will the registration be open to the public?
We don’t know yet. If you’d like to receive an email about when registration for the Wake Up retreat is open to the public, please sign up here. It is appreciated if you do not contact the registration offices in Upper Hamlet and New Hamlet because the logistics of the retreat are currently being finalised.....

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September 2017

Wake Up California Campout 2017

September 1, 2017 @ September 1, 2017 - September 4, 2017 @ September 4, 2017
Plasket Creek Campground, CA-1
Big Sur, CA 93923 United States
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Wake Up California is organizing its third annual camping event to bring together mindfulness practitioners from California and Baja California and focus on nurturing the local Sanghas. This is an unique opportunity for 18-35 year olds throughout California to practice mindfulness in a loving community, and nurture the seeds of joy and happiness on the peaceful grounds of Big Sur. We will enjoy quality time on the beautiful Plaskett Creek Campground for 3 nights

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Wake Up Scotland Retreat

September 1, 2017 @ September 1, 2017 - September 4, 2017 @ September 4, 2017
Wiston Lodge, Millrig Rd
Biggar, ML12 6HT United Kingdom

The retreat will be led by a team of monastics from Plum Village, France. During the retreat, we’ll have the chance to explore in community such questions as: How can we find meaning and purpose in our lives? How can we be peaceful, free and happy in ourselves while also acting to bring healing to the world, reduce injustice, and protect the planet? How can we live in such a way that brings more joy, compassion and love to ourselves and others?

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Wake Up Retreat: Mindful Loving-Kindness for Oneself and Others

September 22, 2017 @ September 22, 2017 - September 29, 2017 @ September 29, 2017
EIAB, Schaumburgweg 3
Waldbröl, 51545 Germany
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Our self-talk is often coined by harsh words, judgment, and criticism towards all the alleged mistakes and weaknesses in us. We deny ourselves understanding, kindness, encouragement and love, and do not accept the complexity of life. The relationship to ourselves also sets the tone of our relationship to others.

During this retreat, we are going to explore how it feels to treat ourselves and others with loving kindness, to heal wounds and transform unwholesome habit energies in gentle ways, and to be able to treat us and others with more kindness and peace.

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November 2017

Italian Retreat: Io, Tu, Noi

November 8, 2017 @ November 8, 2017 - November 12, 2017 @ November 12, 2017
Avalokita Teramo, Italy + Google Map

Teniamo viva l’aspirazione verso l’illuminazione, ma incominciamo la via prendendoci cura della nostra mente e aprendola con gradualità e amorevolezza. Nella quotidianità le relazioni sono il campo di pratica più intenso, perché è davvero vitale riuscire a convivere in armonia con chi amiamo. È quindi necessario attraversare il processo fertile e misterioso per comprendere chi siamo, per poi portare consapevolmente nella relazione con l’altro tutta la conoscenza di noi stessi e riuscire a integrare l’altro in noi.

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Wake Up Thailand Retreat: Love In Action

November 24, 2017 @ November 24, 2017 - November 28, 2017 @ November 28, 2017
Plum Village Thailand Pak Chong, Thailand + Google Map

Love in Action: A 5-Day Meditation Retreat for Young People 24-28 November 2017 @ Chiang Dao Youth Camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand Dear friends, you are invited to come and practice together with us to come back to the mountain inside of us. We will enjoy breathing, sitting, walking and eating together with a beautiful mountain! A 5-day retreat offered by the monks and nuns of Plum Village, students of Zen master THICH NHAT HANH Activities: 05:00     Wake Up 05:30    …

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January 2018

Wake Up to Life: A Pocket of Happiness

January 11, 2018 @ January 11, 2018 - January 14, 2018 @ January 14, 2018

Can we still remain calm and peaceful, and retain the true relaxing smile on our lips when we are busy accomplishing all the daily responsibility? Yes, we could do so. It is a habit of happiness for us to cultivate especially before the storm of outside challenging situation or the strong and difficult emotions arise in us. The pocket of happiness is in our hands, yet it is a habit that we need to cultivate within ourselves, before the difficult moments of our life arrive. Come and learn ways to remain calm and relax in the very busy life of this society, give ourselves a chance to learn and to experience it ourselves It is simple yet very practical.

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February 2018

Wake Up Retreat in New Zealand

February 1, 2018 - February 6, 2018

Wake Up retreat at Dharma Gaia, Coromandel, New Zealand

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March 2018

Wake Up Sydney Retreat: Walk With Us

March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018

You are invited to engage with the practice and feel energised and nourished by the support and encouragement of the collective group. You will have the opportunity to learn from monastics of the Plum Village tradition as we will have three monastics from Blue Cliff Monastery, New York, to guide us. We will learn to sit, walk, and eat in mindfulness. We will gain inspiration as to how we can bring clarity, peace and stillness into our daily lives.

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Wake Up Retreat @ Deer Park Monastery

March 28, 2018 - April 1, 2018

This special retreat is for young adults, ages 18-35 years old, at Deer Park Monastery, California. Participation in the daily retreat schedule is required.

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April 2018

Wake Up Your Artist Retreat @ EIAB

April 5, 2018 - April 12, 2018

WUYA welcomes all to come and explore their creativity this spring! You are invited to take part in workshops dedicated to creativity, like writing, painting, song and movement. We will playfully explore the relationship between what’s inside of us and how we share it with the world outside. Come along and join us for this adventure!

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Wake Up Mini-Retreat @ AIAB

April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018

"Blooming A New Me" - A Wake Up Mini-Retreat (April 7-8, 2018) at the AIAB. Time to begin anew & water our wholesome seeds. Details & Registration: https://goo.gl/9aaap3

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Wake Up Scouting Tour in Palestine and Israel

April 24, 2018 - May 17, 2018

Our fourfold delegation will explore the Middle East, make connections, and lay the foundation for Wake Up retreats and activities both in Israel and Palestine. Our intention is to collaborate with local active peace groups to listen, learn, and share the practice together, especially to the young people. Our aspiration is also to simply water seeds of joy and happiness in the people of a region deeply affected by conflicts for more than 70 years. We will meet with peace…

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May 2018

Wake Up Thailand Retreat: Together We Are One

May 25, 2018 - May 29, 2018

How long has it been since we last logged in to real life or connected with a loved one without the use of an electronic device? How long since we last really took care of ourselves? Have we used our inner capacity to release tension and stress, to heal, to feel authentic peace and joy any time recently? If not, what kind of food is there left to sustain us day after day, as our youth goes by? It’s now:…

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June 2018

Wake Up Retreat @ Blue Cliff Monastery

June 20, 2018 - June 24, 2018

You are invited to join other young adults (ages 18-35 or so) for a time of practice, inclusiveness, and fun at Blue Cliff Monastery, New York. Registration will open in February.

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July 2018

Wake Up Retreat @ MorningSun – Touching the Earth

July 11, 2018 - July 15, 2018
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Wake Up Edmonton: Summer Retreat

July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
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Wake Up Body and Mind Retreat

July 23, 2018 - July 28, 2018

Together with experienced deep ecology trainers and Plum Village practitioners, we'd like invite young and young at heart friends for the following retreat: We will practice meditation and mindfulness, go for hikes, explore the forests and discover nature, enjoy vegan/vegetarian food, enjoy togetherness, inventing campfire stories, making music, etc.

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August 2018

Wake Up Montréal Retreat: Together We Are One

August 9, 2018 - August 13, 2018

Come discover or deepen your meditation practice in Plum Village tradition founded by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. The retreat will last 4 days, on the theme : "Ensemble nous sommes un tout / Together we are one." It will feature guided meditations, Dharma talks, sharings, and more ways to practice mindfulness on a daily basis. It will be hosted at Maple Village, a Buddhist retreat center in the countryside of the Eastern townships, 1hr 30min away from Montreal.

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Wake Up Earth Retreat 2018 @ Plum Village

August 10, 2018 - August 17, 2018

How can we respond to the recent surge in intolerance, hatred, and isolationism in the world with brotherhood and sisterhood, our feet rooted firmly in the Earth and our minds free from judgment and anger? Young people (16-35 year olds) from around Europe and the world are warmly invited to gather in Plum Village for a joyful and transformative week, from the 10th to the 17th of August 2018, to explore our connection to the Earth in this international Wake…

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Youth Retreat @ Alicante, Spain: Love Letter to Mother Earth

August 15, 2018 - August 19, 2018

Os ofrecemos una convivencia de 5 días en un entorno natural y vivir una experiencia compartida con otros jóvenes, practicando la atención plena, desde que nos levantamos, hasta acostarnos por la noche. Exploraremos cómo conectar con el cuerpo y aprender a relajarse, a conectar con las  emociones y los sentimientos y aprender a que no nos dominen. Nos sentaremos en calma aceptádonos como somos, caminaremos acariciando la tierra con nuestros pies, comeremos saboreando cada bocado y agradeciendo a la tierra sus regalos. Practicaremos el habla amorosa y la escucha profunda, compartiendo lo que llevamos en nuestro corazón. Todo esto en un ambiente relajado, creativo y alegre.

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September 2018

The Body as Practice Retreat @ EIAB

September 21, 2018 - September 28, 2018

Our body is the foundation of our life and our practice. Yet, we have the tendency to ignore our body’s needs; we judge them as mere sensitivities. We forget how to perceive and interpret our body’s signals. Experiences of insults, trauma and abuse are stored in our body’s consciousness and could, if consistently ignored, lead to imbalances and physical complaints. How do I recognise that I am not doing well? What do I need to be healthy and be in balance? In this retreat, we will practice to pay close attention to our body using a well-balanced mix of relaxation and activity, gentle movement and mindfulness. We will lead body and mind back into unity again.

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November 2018

Wake Up Hong Kong Retreat: Are You Still In Love?

November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Welcome to the Zen Camp, under the leadership of the monks, we will go back to the springs of love by observing the line, feeling, the relationship between ourselves and others. Let us relax, nourish the physical and mental, and cultivate depth of comfort and kindness, so that we can share the beauty of the inner beauty with the loved ones.

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January 2019

Wake Up Hong Kong Retreat: Cultivating True Love

January 10, 2019 - January 13, 2019

In this retreat you will learn the ways how to be yourselves, so you can find out answers to those questions by practicing mindfulness with the community. You can be able to generate the energy of loving kindness, compassion, learn how to restore communication with your beloved ones and also have an opportunity to receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings: a template for self-happiness and the meaning of life. The retreat is the foundation of our togetherness as a Sangha.

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Wake Up Liège Retreat @ Belgium

January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019

This is a Wake Up retreat dedicated to young people aged 18 to 35. The main theme will be engaged buddhism. Besides the usual practices (sitting meditation, relaxation, dharma sharing...), we’ll explore this topic throughout several teachings and workshops to gain better understanding of the Five Mindfulness Trainings and some ways to put them into practice in day-to-day life. We will be very fortunate to welcome two Plum Village nuns for the occasion : Sr Mai Nghiem et Sr Tinh Do.

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March 2019

Wake Up Lyon Retreat @ France

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Le groupe Wake Up de Lyon va organiser un week-end de retraite en montagne en Savoie du vendredi 15 au soir au dimanche 17 mars. Ce week-end est réservé aux personnes qui se sentent jeunes et actives (environ entre 18 et 40 ans). Il y aura 12 places disponibles. Pour plus d'information, voici le PDF.

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Wake Up Retreat @ Deer Park Monastery

March 27, 2019 - March 31, 2019

This special retreat is for young adults, ages 18-35 years old. Participation in the daily schedule of meditation and mindfulness activities is required. During this retreat, we will practice together as a community. Activities include getting to know our restless mind and befriending ourselves; sitting, walking, and working meditation and mindful meals; singing practice songs, exercising, and hiking; practicing mindful speech and deep listening; enjoying silence and nature; discovering our aspiration in life

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April 2019

Wake Up Your Artist Retreat @ EIAB

April 3, 2019 - April 9, 2019

WUYA welcomes everyone and invites you to explore your creativity this spring! For a week, you are invited to participate in workshops that serve your creativity: writing, painting, singing and movement. We will explore the relationship between what is in us and how we share it with the outer world playfully. Come and join us in this adventure!

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