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Webinar: Wake Up & Smell the Roses

unnamed (4)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 awakening.

How can we balance social actions for change with the personal practice of inner transformation and contemplation, especially in our time of heightened human and planetary tension? How can we become more engaged? How can we find an alternative for a healthier, sane, and compassionate lifestyle? How can we re-envision our place and purpose in this life?

brother phap dungDate: March 6th, 2016
Time: 7am PST / 10am EST / 4pm CET / 11pm Hong Kong (To check the start time in your time zone, click here)
Duration: 30-minute Dharma talk, 15-minute Q&A
Where: Webinar link to be announced shortly

To receive announcements about this webinar, please sign up here

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Meditation Gathering for Climate Action

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, and our solidarity as a globally conscious and connected movement at this pivotal time.

When: Sunday 29 November, 12-12.30pm
Where: Joy of Life Fountain, located next to Aldford Street North Gate, alongside Park Lane, London W1K
Nearest tube stations: Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Marble Arch
Map to location: https://goo.gl/maps/q6coRRHQ32P2

Join the Facebook event page here and please share and invite your friends and family.

“When we meditate together and walk mindfully together, we amplify the power of our mindfulness, concentration and compassion. This strong energy of collective awareness will be felt in the world. It has the power to re-establish the Earth’s equilibrium and restore balance, since we are nothing less than Mother Earth herself. Our actions will lead to collective insight, collective awakening, and collective change.”

Check out these recent links for inspiration:

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Plum Village’s Call to Action: People’s Climate Prayer

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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 collective awareness will be felt in the world. It has the power to re-establish the Earth’s equilibrium and restore balance, since we are nothing less than Mother Earth herself. Our actions will lead to collective insight, collective awakening, and collective change.”

Wake Up London members are organizing a Meditation Gathering for Climate Action in Hyde Park before joining the People’s March on Sunday 29th November. All are welcome!

A few other recent links for inspiration on climate action:

With peaceful steps on the Earth,
Wake Up UK friends

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Peace Sit at the DSEI Arms Fair, London Saturday September 12th 11.30am

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Meditation flash mob for peace at the DSEI arms fair, ExCel Centre as part of the Stop the Arms Fair week of action.

Saturday 12th September 11:30am.
All welcome.

The DSEI arms fair in London is connected to torture, war and repression around the world. It is one of the world’s biggest arms fair, where governments including repressive regimes with poor human rights records come to buy weapons.

At 11.30am, we will sit together as a community in meditation connecting with our peace, stability and compassion. We seek to make the link between peace in ourselves and peace in the world, highlighting the damage caused by the arms trade, while recognising the humanity of those involved.

LOCATION: The centre of the Sandstone Lane / Royal Albert way roundabout. Two minutes from Prince Regents DLR station and the nearest public land to the ExCel centre where the arms fair will be held.

Optional pre-meet in Cundy Park (next to Prince Regent DLR) from 10.45am. Come and make a placard. We will walk down to the roundabout together at 11.15am. (You may also like to consider bringing something to sit on.)

We will finish just after mid-day as the day of action begins (including art, music, poems, performances, people stories and tasty food!).

This flash mob is organised by Wake Up London, a meditation group practising in the style of Zen Buddhist and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. It is part of the Stop the Arms Fair week of action to challenge the arms fair before it begins on the 15th Sept. People of all backgrounds, ages, practices, faiths or of none welcome.

http://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/stop-the-arms-fair-big-day-of-action/

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Peace Walk St James Park this Friday 4th – 7pm

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Join us for half an hour of led walking meditation in St James’s Park on Friday 10th July.

We will meet from 7pm outside the Park Cafe.
From there after a short introduction we’ll walk peacefully and quietly together around the park returning to the cafe for 8.

Read more on waling meditation here:
http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/walking-meditation/

for more events see
http://wakeuplondon.org/summer-of-love-2015/

https://www.facebook.com/events/138178689856306/

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Peace Walk – Oxford Street/Summer of Love 2015 – Friday 21st August 7pm

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Join us as we bring our next Summer of Love event to Oxford Street on Friday 21st August.

We will meet at 7pm in Cavendish Square Gardens.
From there after a short introduction we’ll walk peacefully and quietly together down Oxford Street toward Soho Gardens – the walk will take around 30-40 minutes.

All very welcome

Walking in peace and walking for peace.

Read more on waling meditation here:
http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/walking-meditation/

for more events see
http://wakeuplondon.org/summer-of-love-2015/

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Meditation Flashmob Friday 24th July – Potters Fields – City Hall/Summer of Love 2015

Come join us to sit in peace at Potters Fields – City Hall, our next Summer of Love event

We’ll meet at 7 and sit in mindful silence for half an  hour.

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1455101084791650/
http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/sitting-meditation/

To Meditate

To meditate does not mean to struggle with a problem
To meditate means to observe

We pay attention to our breath, as we breathe in,body, breath, and mind—come together.

We know peace is possible
This is working for peace

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Summer of Love 2015


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A season of public events for 2015 – we invite everyone to join us for our Summer of Love 🙂

St James’s Park – Peace Walk /Friday 10th July 7pm-8pm

The Deptford Now Festival- Flash Mob Meditation/ Saturday 11th July 2pm-2.45pm

Potter’s Fields (City Hall)- Flash Mob Meditation/ Friday 24th July 7pm-8pm

Peace Garden (Imp War Museum) – Flash Mob Meditation/ Friday 7th August 7pm-8pm

Oxford Street – Peace Walk/ Friday 21st August 7pm-8pm

Logan Hall – Miracle of Mindfulness Talk/ Saturday 22nd August 6pm- 8.30pm

St James’s Park – Peace Walk/ Friday 4th September 7pm-8pm

Marble Arch – Flash Mob Meditation/ Friday 11th September 7pm-8pm

Trafalgar Square – Flashmob Meditation/ Monday 21st September

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International Day of Happiness

YOUR HAPPINESS IS PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

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Join us for a Positive Message Flash Mob on the International Day of Happiness – 20 March.

With paper, pens and paint we’ll be joining together to show morning commuters the world can be a happier and more connected place.

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What exactly is a positive message flash-mob?
It’s very simple really. A small (or large!) group of people meet up and create personalised or hand-made inspiring messages on cardboard signs and use these to connect with and cheer up passers-by. It always gets a very positive response – people can’t help smiling and making a connection, even if just for a few seconds. And it’s a wonderful thing to be part of too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcL7BPhMVH0

Why join one?
March 20 is the UN International Day of Happiness and this year it’s all about connection. Our connections with others are the most important contributor to happiness – yet in modern societies we are surrounded by people and feel connected to almost none of them. We could change this in a day if everyone reached out and made at least one positive connection – so join a positive flash mob and help make your city a happier and more connected place.

How do I make a positive message sign?
We’ll make sure there is plenty of cardboard, pens and paints that you flash-mobbers can use to make your signs – but if you prefer to prepare your sign from home, great! Make your words BIG and BRIGHT, and keep the message as SHORT as possible. Try to use words that will appeal to people from all walks of life.

You can join us for a sign making session the evening before.

Check out the website dayofhappiness.net to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.

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Evening of Songs, Stories and Inspiration

We’ve been working with two friends from Awakin communities on a special evening event  with a musician on a pilgrimage, Nimo.

d98adafa-d286-44d2-9988-1d15e2bb1c4cNimo, aka Empty Hands Music, has a mission to spread seeds of goodness in the world through selfless service, music and love. All of Empty Hands Music offerings are gifts to the world.

The 2014 Empty Hands Music Tour, is a 7-month pilgrimage across the US and UK to share and engage communities along the way in the themes of gratitude, service, love, and joy embedded in Nimo’s music. The intention is not so much to perform, but rather, to plant seeds of goodness and connect hearts in the spirit of service. At each event inspiring individuals are invited to share stories related to the themes of Nimo’s songs.

Wake Up London and friends of Empty Hands Music are delighted to announce that there will be an Evening of Songs, Stories and Inspiration on Friday 7th November at St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. Members of the Wake Up London community will be sharing their stories and songs alongside Nimo. Leading up to the event, there will be an opportunity to take part in doing 7 Days of Acts of Kindness together.

Please click here for more details and to book your place.

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