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

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...

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...

10,000 Steps, 10,000 Thank Yous.

Our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, shares that with each step we take we can say, “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” This is a...

Shining Light on White

By Vanna Waldron Mindfulness practice gives us tools to face parts of ourselves, our reality, and our histories that we may otherwise push away,...

“Your Presence and Practice is All That Truly Matters”

After moving to Australia from the United States, Adam Victorino shares about practicing with Wake Up Milpitas and Wake Up Sydney. How did you get...

Life

By Jonathan Gross (written August 7, 2011) (A short preface for the layperson: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in its origins, is an extremely effective yet gentle...

I Have Arrived, I Am Home

Weikei, one of the facilitators from Wake Up Los Angeles, shares about his arrival at Deer Park Monastery for the Wake Up retreat. Deer Park’s...