Sex, Desire and Craving   Recently updated !

After my three-month ‘detox’ and with the supportive friendships I developed during my three-month stay at Plum Village, I decided to carefully consider my relationship to the Third Mindfulness Training and to take a break from sex. When I first heard the Third Training on true love and sexual energy, I was in great opposition […]

Reverence is the Nature of my Love


Congratulations Wake Up London!   Recently updated !

Congratulations to Wake Up London for having won The Spiritual Community Initiative Award 2015 at the Kindred Spirit Awards Ceremony during the MindBodySpirit London Wellbeing Festival yesterday! From Wake Up London: Thank you Kindred Spirit Magazine for shortlisting us, thank you to all our friends who voted for us, and thank you to all beings […]

The Healing Song   Recently updated !

Dear friends!

This song “emerged” at the beginning of the 3-month-winter retreat in Plum Village and contains what I deeply learned from Thay.

May it support you whenever you need a “reminder”; may we all be able to just entrust and let healing happen…!

With love and deep gratitude to Thay and the Sangha.

Click here to download the song (right-click with your mouse to save it on your computer)

Meditating For the Benefit of Another 1

The bell rings. With legs in lotus posture, twenty young people are sitting on meditation cushions in a circle. A Buddha statue, half the size of a man, brotherly sits between them. In front of the statue three candles are burning. The bell rings again. Everyone is silent. This is a gathering of Wake Up, a Buddhist youth organization in […]

Wake Up Netherlands

Wake Up Arezzo Day of Mindfulness

A Window of Plum Village

Haga clic aquí para leer en español Clicca qui per leggere il post in italiano A Day of Mindfulness Practices in Camaldoli with Wake Up Arezzo On Saturday 6th September 2014, Wake Up Arezzo organised its first day of mindfulness. It was a wonderful day where the sun sustained us. It was great to organise […]

What is Actually This Thing Called Meditation? 1

By Maarten Hunink Haga clic aquí para leer en español And what does it have to do with tomato soup? That’s what I was wondering after staying in Plum Village for two weeks, and with quite a surprise because I’ve been practicing meditation for a couple of years now. Or maybe more correctly, I’ve been practicing what […]

A Wonderful Morning 2

By Brother Ngo Khong Haga clic aquí para leer en español Clicca qui per leggere il post in italiano This morning was a wonderful morning. My roommates and I woke up at 5am for the morning meditation. I boiled some water and then, we drank our tea in silence. When the sound of the bell […]


Wake Up Asia

I Have Seen Your Continuation, Thay!

Haga clic aquí para leer en español Dear Thay, I’m writing this letter for you from Central Vietnam. I just returned to my hometown several days ago after six weeks of enjoying, studying and practicing together with international practitioners in Plum Village France and Thailand. I remembered on an early day last May, after reading […]