Author / wkuplondon

Long time friends of our community may remember us releasing an album called ‘Peace Sounds‘ to raise funds for the meditation event in Trafalgar Square with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2012. We are excited to announce the release of ‘Peace Sounds 2’ which features more musical contributions from our community members and our […]

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This summer, from 5th to 12th August, Plum Village will be hosting another wonderful International Wake Up Retreat. These retreats are a time for us to be together, young people from all over the world (16-35 year olds), to deepen our mindfulness practice, and enjoy time being together. As well as the usual program of […]

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“Listening deeply and with compassion is an art. Speaking with loving kindness is also an art. Other things like painting or music can serve that purpose (of compassion). When you sing a song, the song should have an effect of sangha beauty, of building mutual understanding and compassion. That’s what we try to do in […]

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Join Monastic Brother Pháp Dung from Plum Village for a series of exciting new Dharma webinars this Spring! These “on-line on-life” sharings will be streamed live to the young people of the International Wake Up Movement. Combining fresh teachings and interactive Q&A, we will explore how we can deepen our practice and nurture a collective […]

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A young man asks Thich Nhat Hanh a question on young people following their dreams during the Questions and Answers session of a retreat at Deer Park Monastery, California in September 2011. Young man: Dear Thay, dear Sangha, I’m wondering if you could talk to us younger people about following our dreams whilst staying in […]

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A sharing by Karim Manji, a Wake Up London facilitator who is currently on the 90 day Winter Retreat in Plum Village, France.   In the first live Dharma talk a few weeks ago, one of the elder sisters explained the origins of the Plum Village Winter Retreat. It is a continuation of the 90 day Rains […]

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Excerpt from Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World by Thich Nhat Hanh Escalation of Peace – page 91 to 92, read during Afternoon of Mindfulness 14.11.2015 (also pages 103-109 was read but it hasn’t been written up) Suffering, unhappiness, violence, and war escalate when we are overcome […]

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“We are aware that there is a tremendous amount of suffering going on, a tremendous amount of fear, anger, hatred. But we know deep in our heart that anger, hatred, cannot be responded to with anger and hatred. Responding to hatred with hatred will only cause hatred to multiply thousandfold. Only with love and compassion […]

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Wake Up London and Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement are coming together to organize a meditation gathering prior to the People’s March on Sunday 29th November, the eve of the beginning of the Paris Climate Summit and where people around the world will be taking to the streets to show our love for the planet, […]

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Plum Village released a letter yesterday calling our international community of mindfulness practitioners to come together to engage in awakened action from Nov. 29 to Dec.11 during the Paris Climate Summit. Please read the letter here. “When we meditate together and walk mindfully together, we amplify the power of our mindfulness, concentration and compassion. This strong energy of […]

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