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Lessons Learned from Living with Monastics

Floating meditation practice: Me in the middle and a few friends, as well as Brother Harmony (Phap Man) to my right

Mindful Reflections from Wake Up Bangkok

Opening Up to Love by Namsai Thai Plum Village didn’t give me happiness, peace, nor did it give me new life, new identity, nor any...

Happiness is Here and Now

By Thomas from Wake Up Berlin Enjoy a slideshow with photos of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, accompanied by the song Happiness is Here and...

Interview With 15-Year-Old Lay Friend From Plum Village

My name is Colia and I am 15 years old. I come from Angers in the northwest of France. When was the first time you...

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...

Dances with Monks

By Logan Mitchell I recently spent a four-day retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery. I have practiced the Plum Village tradition of Buddhism for two years...

Day of Mindfulness at the USC

Plum Village monks and nuns hosted a Day of Mindfulness in Vietnamese at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the 5th...

Waking Up! March 2014 In Review, In Photos

From emotional to inspirational, here are some of the Wake Up events around the world that took place this month. Wake Up Cork and Wake...

Wake Up Summer Retreat // The Economics of Happiness

Dear Friends, we cordially invite you to: For more information please visit: www.theworldweare.org You can register online here. Please help us spread the word. Download the original flyer...

Happiness is Here and Now – Poem

By Jonathan Borella Happiness is here and now. Do you hear the sound? Can you feel the walls tearin' down? You might as well wear a smile. No need...

Thay on Gross National Happiness & Mindfulness in Education

"Last year, in the month of July, 68 nations joined Bhutan in cosponsoring the United Nations General Assembly resolution on happiness, which was adopted...

Love in action

A lotus to everyone, I would like to share about mindfulness, love, and action. Some years ago I was working in hotel as housekeeper. My job...

It’s perfect…

Dear Teachers, Dear Friends (who want to wake up :) ) I want to wake up too! I’ve been little shy to enter back into...