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Waking Up To Whiteness

A journey to the seeds of racism in our store consciousness (and a retreat invitation at the end) Click here for French translation In the...

Happy Scientists Change The World

Dr. Rita Issa is a medical doctor living in London, who who works at a center known for its comprehensive approaches to healthcare through...

Food and Cooking in Plum Village

Wake Upper Marek from Poland is a passionate cook and currently serves the Sangha in Plum Village as the kitchen coordinator in Son Ha, one of the monks’ residences. In this interview, he shares practices to bring mindfulness into the kitchen and a diet that serves ourselves as well as our planet.

Present Moment, Delicious Moment!

New Hamlet, 26th June, 2017 Dear Respected Thầy Every time we think of you, feelings of immense gratitude well up. Thank you Thầy for teaching us...

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...

The 2014 Family Retreat

Last year at New Barn Family Retreat I enjoyed playing with my friends. I met a lot of new people and found out the...


Enjoy watching international Wake Up ambassadors performing Stiller, an adaptation of Michael Jackson's Thriller, during the Be-In at the retreat with the monastics in Deer...

Q&A with Thich Nhat Hanh: Family Difficulties

Thich Nhat Hanh answers in a Q&A session during the Francophone retreat in Plum Village (4-11 April 2014) about how one can deal with family...

The world we Plant – A Wake Up Retreat on Permaculture...

The world we plant watch the video! :) A Permaculture and Right Livelihood Wake Up Retreat for young people 26th April - 24th May 2014 a 4 week...

Fall Wake Up Retreat in Ireland

By Deirdre Mullins This article was originally posted on RTE.ie on 28 November 2013. Over the last few weeks, broadcaster John Murray and Cork hurler Conor...

Silence in your heart

By Leni Cellini A retreat with ‘music’ as its theme: I didn’t want to miss it for the world. It combined my two great passions:...

Maria’s Story

When I moved to Seattle, WA two years ago from Philadelphia, PA I was surprised at the difference in sangha culture. It took me...

Wake Up Spirit: Mountain Lamp Community Retreat 2013

By Brian Kimmel In October of 2012 a delegation of four non-monastic and five monastic friends of Deer Park toured the Pacific Northwest offering workshops,...

Wake Up Wanderings Additions

There is more Wake Up news from last year than can be contained in one simple newsletter, so we'd like to share a sampling...

Wake Up EIAB June 2011

Having fun at our recent retreat at the EIAB in Germany :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXtJouHFSOs