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Wake Up Earth Retreat @ Plum Village

More information in Spring 2019!  Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2292059784372296/

Deciding to Become a Monastic in Plum Village

Interview Part 1: New Hamlet, 11th November 2018 Annica Bauer: What was your decision-making process to ordain as a monastic? Thien Chi: I came to Plum...

Healing the Ancestral Heart

Interview with Sister Mai Nghiem 15th October 2018 at the Library in Lower Hamlet, Plum Village Annica Bauer: You are a relatively young sister in physical...

Lower Hamlet Happy Farm

The Lower Hamlet Happy Farm brings ecological farming and the Plum Village mindfulness practice together. A team of five long-term friends works on this...

Transformation of My Singing Voice as Monastic

Annica Bauer: Today’s the 4th of September 2018, and I’m sitting with Sister Chanh Niem in Lower. Thank you for being here. AB: What was...

How to Ordain as a Monastic in the Plum Village Tradition

Question from a lay friend: I've been drawn to a monastic life for several years, and I’ve quit my job. How can I become...

Being Myself in a Challenging Learning Environment

By Jadzia Tedeschi Saturday, October 21, 2017 Today, we had an extraordinary half-day of classes. You know, to supplement our learning. 8:00 History: “Good morning! Let’s begin...

Wake Up Earth Retreat 2018 @ Plum Village

How can we respond to the recent surge in intolerance, hatred, and isolationism in the world with brotherhood and sisterhood, our feet rooted firmly...

Working Meditation

By Brandon Rennels The first time I stepped into a monastery was the fall of 2011 at Deer Park in California. I arrived on a...

Plum Village “L-O-V-E” Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP3Th-5ALSs A music video called "L-O-VE" we shot with monastics and Wake Uppers all over the world right after last summer's Wake Up Earth retreat...

Let’s Play. Let’s Go with Enjoyment!

By Brother Warman As a young people, I like to play. I lost my playfulness, but now I’ve regained my joy and playfulness. The suffering...

European Wake Up Ambassadors Week

We’re planting seeds of new communities It’s time to wake up! It’s time to wake up together! The European Wake Up Ambassadors had a retreat in...

The Light That Returns

Some time ago, I watched a silly superhero movie that had some surprising wisdom. Darkness, the truest darkness, is not the absence of light. It...

Plum Village, A Mindfulness Village

by Ilse from Amsterdam, the Netherlands Last Christmas, I experienced a special week in Plum Village, near Bordeaux, in the south of France. I learned...

Wake Up Melbourne

By Jade Fersterer Discovering Wake Up What a happy moment this is, to reflect on the creation and building of Wake Up Melbourne. I remember the...