Start a Group/Sangha

Start a Wake Up SanghaAn active Wake Up Group/Sangha (for ages 18-35ish) meets the following three basic requirements:

1. Mindfulness: We practice the 5 Mindfulness Trainings in the Plum Village Tradition.
 The 5 Mindfulness Trainings are the foundation of Wake Up. Sanghas incorporate the 5 Mindfulness Trainings into their gatherings by reading them together, reflecting on them during Dharma Sharing, or by any other creative means they come up with.

2. Inclusiveness: We create conditions for interested young people to find the practice.
 By listing yourself as a Sangha, you are inviting others to come join you in practice. Anyone within the age range who comes to a meeting is welcome. For this, we recommend hosting gatherings in easily accessible places so that new people feel comfortable in joining. Group meetings are free, but donations can be collected to support space rental if necessary. Facilitation works best when the responsibility is shared.

3. Consistency: We meet at least once a month. 
80% of Wake Up is showing up. No matter how small your group is, as long as you meet regularly, it will grow.

Click here to see if there’s a Sangha in your hometown.

Don’t see a Sangha near you but you’d like to start one?

If you’ve been to a Plum Village practice center/a Wake Up event, you are attending an all-ages Sangha and you have taken the Five Mindfulness Trainings, please contact us and we can help get you started.

If your newly-formed Sangha meets the requirements, please contact us so we can list it here.