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Building a Unified Community

Connecting Wake Up and All-Ages Sanghas By Bryan Hindert A fellow Wake Upper shared an insight during a recent retreat closing circle. He was surprised to...

Wake Up Earth Retreat @ Plum Village

This year's Wake Up Earth retreat will be hosted by both Lower and Upper Hamlet. Please note that this retreat is only for young people from age 18 to 35. Due to high demand places for this year's international Wake Up Earth will be made available in two phases. The first phase is sold out. The second batch of places will be made available on Friday 31 May at 19:00 CEST.

Wake Up Body and Mind Retreat

Together with experienced deep ecology trainers and Plum Village practitioners, we'd like invite young and young at heart friends for the following retreat: We will practice meditation and mindfulness, go for hikes, explore the forests and discover nature, enjoy vegan/vegetarian food, enjoy togetherness, inventing campfire stories, making music, etc.

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...

North American Wake Up Care-Taking Council

Dear friends, On behalf of our current North American Wake Up Care-Taking Council (NAWUCTC), we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and...

Peace is Every Step

Continuing in the Footsteps of Thay We walked slowly, along a path surrounded by trees, dappled sunlight spilling through onto our faces and arms. Hundreds...

Wake Up Movement in Israel

For many years, I was practicing Yoga and a year ago, I heard about Thich Nhat Hanh from one of my Yoga teachers. The...

To Inspire and Get Inspired

Last Fall, we travelled from the Sangha in Groningen, the Netherlands, to an old monastery for the Wake Up Sangha-Building weekend retreat. The monastery...

Letter to Thay on Diversity

By Anthuan Vuong Leading up to my Order of Interbeing ordination at the 2015 Wake Up Ambassador Retreat during the North American Tour at Deer...

Wake Up Hong Kong

This month as Sangha of the Month, we get to know one of our most active Sanghas in the community Wake Up Hong Kong,...

Mindfulness and Meditation Flashmob for Peace in Uruguay

My name is Paula Brandino. I facilitate and coordinate Wake Up Montevideo in Uruguay since a year and a half ago. I started this group...

Wake Up Ambassador

Have you been involved with the Wake Up movement in some form and you’d like to learn how to become even more active in...

Waking Up, Growing Up

Practicing Upeksha in Wake Up By David Viafora The practice of inclusiveness (also known as equanimity or upeksha) may be one of the most challenging edges...


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...

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...