Wake Up Netherlands

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 […]


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 […]

Wake Up Arezzo Day of Mindfulness

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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]

Wake Up Asia

Image of our beautiful practice space at the University of Toronto, which is right in the heart of downtown Toronto

Wake Up Toronto

This month as Sangha of the Month, Wake Up Toronto from Canada shares about their beginning, Sangha sessions, and how they have fun


Interview With 15-Year-Old Lay Friend From Plum Village 2

Haga clic aquí para leer en español Clicca qui per leggere il post in italiano My name is Colia and I am 15 years old. I come from Angers in the northwest of France. When was the first time you came to Plum Village (PV)? And what made you happy? I first came to Plum […]

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Wake Up Nijmegen

Growth in Wake Up Nijmegen

Haga clic aquí para leer en español Manon Wetzels and Reinier de Nooij share with us how Wake Up Nijmegen has emerged and grown. The seed for Wake Up Nijmegen germinated during the Dutch retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh in Papendal, Spring 2009. There was fertile soil present in the gathering of young people in […]