What is Actually This Thing Called Meditation?   Recently updated !

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

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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

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 […]


How Mindfulness Helped Me to Recover from a Car Accident 2

  Haga clic aquí para leer en español On an Irish summer day, a Sangha friend and I were on our way to the Sangha by car, chatting joyfully about Sangha life and other things. A car far in front of us pulled out halfway on the road from the left side of a street. […]

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Wake Up Arezzo

Breathe, Listen to the Silence, Realise Them

Haga clic aquí para leer en español Clicca qui per leggere il post in italiano My name is Giuseppe and I am 32 years old. I currently live in Tuscany, in Arezzo. At the moment I am dedicating myself to an individual path of inner search. This started in October 2012 by teaching myself. This […]


Morning Song

by Zarah Reinhard from Switzerland Haga clic aqui para leer en español   this morning fresh, like a dewdrop blooming in the mouth of a rose— standing still, waiting for awakenings; dawn has already passed.   this sky a circled wonder hidden beyond the stars. it’s light-blue veil like the skin of a whale   […]

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Wake Up Asia

Wake Up Asia: Tears of Joy

By TS Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng Haga clic aquí para leer en español Men normally don’t cry. But I did cry before the end of the Wake Up Asia 2014 retreat. And I can’t help but write them down, the emotions about the memorable days we were fortunate to be together. At first I didn’t plan […]