We, the Wake-Uppers from all ten directions (Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland) gathered at the EIAB from the 1st to the 6th of April in the year 2010 for the “One Buddha Is Not Enough!” Youth Retreat to explore the precious gift of life and our great potential to give to life, in celebration of brotherhood and sisterhood.
Aware of the suffering caused in this place by unskillful actions in the past, we dedicate the wholesome energy of our coming-together, in order to water the seeds of loving-kindness, compassion, joy and inclusiveness within us and around us, to this soil and vow to nourish the seeds planted in us during this Wake Up Retreat.
May we cultivate the capacity to bare fruits of love and understanding and this Wake Up Tree bare nourishing fruits, for our ancestors, present and future generations.
Bowing to all beings in gratitude.”
The Wake Up Tree Foundation was born on the 6th of April 2010, when the first Wake Up Walnut Tree was planted at the EIAB in Germany. We have the dream to continue planting Wake Up trees at the EIAB and in every place where a youth retreat takes place. A CD containing Dharma talks, deep relaxation, Wake Up music, etc. will be produced to raise funds for the Wake Up Tree Foundation. If you are interested in supporting this dream, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.