The Wake Up Tour of East Coast Universities Begins…



free events for young people to
discover mindfulness & meditation

with monastic students of

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

About a dozen young monks and nuns will be travelling along the East Coast from Oct 20- Nov 9 offering free mindfulness workshops & meditation events for young people aged 17-35 in universities and city centers, hospitals and detention centres.

They will teach, from their own experience, the art of cultivating mindfulness in everyday life. Come and learn the essentials of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindfulness of breathing, deep relaxation and enjoying your food.

This is a unique opportunity for 17-35 year olds to
-Learn reliable ways to calm body and mind, handle strong emotions and generate well-being
-Interact with Buddhist monastics dedicated to meditation and social transformation
-Discover ways to Wake Up to your life, so you can live it deeply and meaningfully

Come sit with us, eat with us, walk with us, and be with us….

Sitting is Peace

Two open flashmob meditations in Boston and New York.
Come and join us for 30 minutes of silent sitting, enjoying our peace and togetherness in public spaces.
There is no sitting for peace, sitting is peace
Copley Sq, Boston
10/21 @ 5.30pm
Union Sq, NYC

11/6 @ 4pm

singer songwriter joe reilly

Joe Reilly & friends Concert Gershwin Hotel, NYC

7.30pm on Nov 6
Join us for a celebration of mindfulness & music, with original songs inspired by the practice and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. More info here.

Come and join us

Sign up…

All events are free, and open to anyone aged 17-35
Non-students welcome!
Please sign up now to reserve your place….

MIT, MA 10/21
Harvard, MA 10/22
Dartmouth, NH 10/23
Georgetown, DC 10/29
UPenn, PA 10/30
Brown, RI 11/1
Yale, CT 11/5
NYC 11/6
Iona College, NY 11/7
Lehman College, NY 11/8
Columbia, NY 11/9

There will also be special sessions with the School of Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington DC,
Penn Cancer Center (for young people living with illness),
the Lineage Project in New York (offering awareness practices to incarcerated youth)
and maybe Youth Build (community development program) in Boston (tbc)
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most renowned Buddhist teachers in the world, and a prolific author on mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism. His international community of over 500 monks and nuns apply his teachings on mindfulness, peace-making, community-building and serving society in practice centres all over the world. To find out more visit , have a read of his classic Miracle of Mindfulness or dip into his latest book, Peace is Every Breath.

Wondering what mindfulness is?

Mindfulness practices have been shown scientifically to have numerous positive effects – from reducing stress & handling painful feelings to alleviating depression and generating positive emotions…. But don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself!

Want to know how you can support the Tour?

We need your support and backing for this tour – to help cover a few simple expenses and enable all events to be free and open.
Your donation will be a concrete step to reducing stress, fear and violence in America today.

Brothers and sisters,
the beautiful Earth is us.
Breathing together in the same rhythm
we restore our calm, our peace.
Let us accept ourselves
so we may accept one another.
Let us share the vision and make it possible
for Great Love to arise.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
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