Digital Introduction to Mindfulness

Digital Introduction to Mindfulness




In line with the Miracle of Mindfulness Tour 2015, we have created a digital introduction to Mindfulness http://wakeup.pageflow.io/the-miracle-of-mindfulness. It allows you to get in touch with the roots of Mindfulness. It has been made for beginners in the practice as well as for experienced practitioners. Starting with a short introduction to Mindfulness by our […]


How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

How Doing Nothing Can Change the World   Recently updated !




By Evan Sutter “Our entire life has been training. The question is: training in what? This question means: training in which direction? If we train ourselves to reach for a snack or pick up the phone to text-message whenever we feel frightened or bored, this is definitely training. The next […]


I am Part of the Miracle

How Are You Part of the #MiracleofMindfulness?   Recently updated !




Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us that the way to peace and happiness is through personal transformation, and that mindfulness is the key. From September 1 through October 31, to celebrate the monastics’ USA tour and the 40th anniversary of Thay’s bestselling book “The Miracle of Mindfulness,” we invite you to […]


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Mindfulness Internship Position in New Zealand   Recently updated !




About the Centre: Dharma Gaia is a Mindfulness Practice Centre, nestled among the Beautiful Coastal hills of the Coromandel Peninsula, on the North Island of New Zealand. Dharma Gaia was established and continues to be inspired by the Teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Tradition. […]


olga-flowers

And Be




by Olga Bloemen from the Netherlands And Be Just to fall back on the grass and be just to fall down on my bed and stay to be just a being on this earth my head objects there’s a life to be lived a path to be followed a skill […]


Wake Up Netherlands

Trust in the Sangha




Anneke has been a regular in Wake Up Nijmegen, her hometown in the Netherlands for two years. She got into the practice through a mindfulness course at her university. After attending a non-denominational mindfulness group for two years, she felt she wanted to deepen her practice. This is how she […]


Planting Lemon Tree in Dharma Gaia

Learning to Let Go in Community Life   Recently updated !




By Barry Wright For many years an aspiration has been growing among young people to live in or build a lay community in the Plum Village tradition. During the 21-day retreat in Plum Village in 2014, a small group of us decided the time had come to build a small […]


Plum Village in the summer

Getting in Touch with Thay 2




Brother Chan Troi Dai Dong (Great Togetherness), a Vietnamese student, studied in Paris, France. In the summer of 2013, the brother came to Plum Village for the first time and found here a new way of life. On the 2nd of July 2014, he officially became a monk in the […]


Love Your Mother - Earth Day

Love Your Mother




To celebrate this year’s Earth Day, Monastic Sister Hai An put together a slideshow called Love Your Mother. The song was recorded with practitioners from Blue Cliff Monastery and Tomas Rodriguez from Brooklyn on guitars. Enjoy! 😀


Listen Deeply

Loving Speech and Deep Listening 1




By Jonathan Borella The Fourth Mindfulness Training: Loving Speech and Deep Listening Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I am committed to cultivating loving speech and compassionate listening in order to relieve suffering and to promote reconciliation and peace in myself […]


Plum Village Winter Retreat

Deeper Connection with Myself




Phil, who joined the Plum Village Happy Farm last year, reflects on the 2013-2014 Winter Retreat in Plum Village. Letting Go of Expectations Relieve Suffering In the words of Rumi, ‘Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.’ Such a field is often discovered […]


Wake Up Bangkok

Wake Up Bangkok




  This month, we travel to Asia and learn more about Wake Up Bangkok as our Sangha of the Month. Find out how they spend time together, have fun, as well as how they get involved in the Plum Village community and engaged buddhism outside the Sangha. Happy reading


Wake Up Retreat at Mountain Lamp

How the Retreat Nourished Me




A Wake Up practitioner shares her experiences of attending the Wake Up retreat in Mountain Lamp Community in September 2014. Eating meditation When I sit down with food, my thoughts are full of anxious thoughts, or judgments, or comparisons. “Why did you get that much? Don’t eat that. You’re eating […]


Erica Fugger Deep Listening 2015

Listening Deeply to Build Community




Wake Up has this energy of effortlessness, aimlessness, just the joy of being together. The joy of sitting and the joy of sharing life. I have a lot of trust in the Sangha. Because everyone is so different, they bring so much to the reunion of the togetherness. Our unity […]


Spiritual Mentorship Project




Come join us on a journey to co-create and develop a Spiritual Mentorship program. We are seeking to rekindle the sacred role of mentorship and menteeship in order to invite a dialogue around: 1)  Sustaining spiritual practice, so that we see more clearly how our spiritual practice supports our daily living […]