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Mindfulness (1/6): Intro, Mindfulness of Breathing

Mindfulness is the practice of living each moment with awareness, kindness, curiosity, and acceptance. A mindfulness practice can help you center your mind, relax your body, generate peace and joy, soothe painful emotions, develop emotional intelligence, and cultivate inner freedom.

Lessons Learned from Living with Monastics

By Leo Widrich Have you ever felt like you needed a big reset of your life? Toward the middle of 2017, I found myself in...

Mindful Meal

By Logan Scott Mitchell It’s the day before Father’s Day as I write this story about a mindful meal. Tomorrow will be my third Father’s...

The Momentum of Loving Inward

By Jonathan Borella One question commonly asked at meditation retreats is how to keep up the momentum of practice after going home and returning to...

Right Livelihood

By Jonathan Borella As 18-35 year olds, Right Livelihood is an especially important practice. We’re at a time when we are beginning careers, developing passions,...

How to Practice When Your Partner Is Not Interested in Mindfulness

Question: How can I practice when my partner is not interested in the practice? Thay’s Answer: When you are lovable, when you are fresh, when...

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...

To Meditate in Prison

I was marked by several documentaries in my life. Among them dealt with meditation in prison: "Doing Time, Doing Vipassana" and "The Dhamma Brothers."...

Free Blind Hugs!

At the end of April, Jente and I stood on the Central Station of Rotterdam with open arms and a blind fold on. On the...

An Adventure of Hope

A Wake Up Tour in Latin America By Sister Hai Nghiem (Sister Harmony) Dear Thay, dear friends! I am very happy to have the opportunity to share...

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...

Wake Up Bellingham

For this month's Sangha of the Month, we get to know Wake Up Bellingham from Washington, US, that formed at the beginning of this...

Being Here Now for 13 Years!

I started the Be Here Now Sangha, rooted in the mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, in September of 2002, when I was 23...

My One Year Residency at Blue Cliff Monastery

How one year at Blue Cliff Monastery opened Thien Kim's heart ten-fold I could not possibly put one-year of experience living at Blue Cliff Monastery...

The Music We Are

“It was quite incredible how much love there was in 6 days” Last year’s “The Music We Are” Wake Up retreat at the EIAB started...