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

Smartphonelessness ~ A Tribute to Silence in a Turbulent World

By Leni Cellini The Wonder of Smartphones I have to admit: it can be extremely convenient. All those apps. Being able to read your emails anywhere....

Doing Inner Work and Taking Care of the Missing Hole in Our Hearts

Jan from Wake Up Nijmegen and Susanne from Wake Up Oslo share about their experiences and insights from attending the Empathy and Compassion Conference...

Space, Openness and Connectedness

At the end of this summer, the yearly Wake Up Netherlands Summer Retreat took place at de Maanhoeve, hosted by Wim and Ida. Although...

Moving Between Sanghas

Interview with Barry Getting involved with Wake Up Netherlands I had been practicing with the all-ages Sangha in The Hague for a number of years before...

Wake Up Your Artist

by Joe Holtaway About a year ago, I was headed to the European Institute of Applied Buddhism (EIAB) for my first time to help out...

Amazing Autumn Spaghetti

By Anneke Amazing Autumn Spaghetti With Pumpkin, Smoked Tofu, Olives and Almonds Isn’t it odd that the best dishes often come together with some simple...

Inspiration, Appreciation and Nourishment

by Michiel de Koning A "Bedtime" Story Plum Village, March 2015 – Waking up at two o'clock at night. Why is my alarm beeping? Putting on...

Wake Up Munich

As Sangha of the Month this month, we travel to Germany and get to know Wake Up Munich. Discover how they practice together and...

The Growth of Happy Farm

Fresh red, yellow, and purple tomatoes, beautiful salad greens, and pumpkins are just some of the delicious vegetables delivered to residents and retreatants at...

Happy Farm in Lower Hamlet

The Happy Farm Lower Hamlet is a small organic vegetable farm located on one of the monastic sisters' ground in Plum Village. It brings...

Wake Up Rotterdam

This month as Sangha of the Month, we travel to the South of the Netherlands and get to know Wake Up Rotterdam. Find out how...

Healing at the Wake Up Earth Retreat

I traveled to Plum Village as I wanted to spend the week having some time for reflection and to allow for some self-understanding and...

How I Discovered Wake Up and Chose the Monastic Path

In this Part I of a 2-part monthly series, Karim Manji from Wake Up London interviews Brother Dao Kien from Upper Hamlet, Plum Village,...

My Journey with the Order of Interbeing

I toyed with the idea of following the path of the Order of Interbeing (OI) for several years, but it didn’t manifest because I...

Adapting to Culture in Greece

After moving from the Netherlands to Greece, Leonie shares about adapting to a different culture and Sangha-building in Athens. How did you transition between Wake Up Netherlands...