Young Buddhists and Non-Buddhists for a Healthy & Compassionate Society

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

by Wake Up Puebla (Ceo, Amai, Ana, Katie, Julian and Gwendolin) Dear friends, The Day of the Dead in the Mexican tradition is a time to...

Practicing with Donald Trump

by Jonathan Borella I shouldn’t have stayed up to watch the election at Deer Park Monastery. It was my intention not to. Even when a...

Cherry Blossom Sangha

To start off 2017, we get to know Cherry Blossom Sangha from Seattle, Washington, in the United States. Find out what Wake Up means...

Spending a Year in Plum Village

Christine from Wake Up Chicago chats with Nigel Armstrong, a concert violinist, about the year he spent as a Happy Farmer in Upper Hamlet...

Wake Up Little Saigon

This month as Sangha of the Month, Wake Up Little Saigon from Orange County, California, USA share about all the activities they do together...

Letter to President Obama

Four months ago, your incredible wife gave an impassioned and prophetic speech at the Democratic National Convention. She spoke of the story of generations...

Forgiveness

By Jonathan Borella As students of the Dharma, we practice to grow our compassion. The Metta Sutta exhorts us to “let our boundless love pervade...

Witnessing a Birth

Reflections on Forming the Wake Up Collectivity of Ambassadors By Nhu-Mai Nguyen and Elli Weisbaum It all started during a Wake Up Order of Interbeing (OI) Skype...

Joyfully Together in Canada

By Alexis-Michel Schmitt-Cadet From 15th to 21th August 2016, Wake Up Montréal hosted the first French-speaking Wake Up retreat at Maple Village, Québec. It was...

Seeds of Joy in Southwestern U.S.

During the Wake Up Southwest tour in Colorado, Texas, and Utah, I felt a deep sense of connection with the Maha Sangha by being...

The Treachery of Oblivion

After years of doubt and turmoil, months of examinations, and weeks of travel, I decided to leave home for boarding school. I left the...

Organizing a Retreat with Monastics

Interview with Elli Weisbaum Q: Can you share a bit about the recent Wake Up retreat at Blue Cliff and your experience as a member...

My Breath is My Lifeline

Cleansing of Body and Mind I recently started a cleanse with the hope of clearing stagnation and any buildup of toxins in my body. It...

To Meditate in Prison

I was marked by several documentaries in my life. Among them dealt with meditation in prison: "Doing Time, Doing Vipassana" and "The Dhamma Brothers."...

Sanghahood in Colombia

By Gisela and Andrés How did you discover the Plum Village tradition? We found this tradition thanks to Andrés, my husband, about 3 years ago. Both...