The Wake Up London Summer Retreat booking form is open here! The theme of the retreat is Being Together where we’ll explore depth and lightness in community. Dates: Thurs 30th Aug (evening) – Sun 2nd Sept Location: The Quadrangle Trust a peaceful countryside venue in Kent, only a short walk from Shoreham Station with direct trains from London Victoria. We will spend the weekend […]

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We are delighted to announce that Plum Village monastics led by brothers Bao Tich and Phap Lai will be joining us for a series of events in May. See below for further details on the event schedule and to purchase tickets. http://www.londonmindfulnesshub.org/ Schedule: FRI 11 May: 7.30 – 10pm  Bring a Friend to an Evening of Practice Have […]

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After the Wake Up afternoon we will gather for an evening of food, songs, poems and stories. All welcome 6.30 -9 We would like to ask everyone to please bring your favourite vegan/vegtatarian dish to share. If unable to make something there are shops near by. We will also do a Secret Santa – please […]

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We are delighted to announce that between 5 – 13 September a group of Plum Village Monastics will be establishing a pop-up Mindfulness Hub in Newspeak House at the top of Brick Lane, 133 Bethnal Green Road E2 7DG. Read more here.

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  Meditate for Peace at the Arms Fair  On Tuesday 5th of September Wake Up London will be joining the Interfaith Day of Action to raise awareness around the issue of arms trading. Together with many other activist groups we will gather at the Excel Centre uniting around our belief in peace. We’ll be sitting from […]

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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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