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Stepping into Freedom: A Special Evening with “The Way Out Is In”

Join us on April 5th at Conway Hall, London, for a special live recording of the Plum Village podcast “The Way Out Is In.” Experience a mindful journey into freedom with Zen monk Brother Phap Huu and leadership coach Jo Confino. The evening will feature an interactive Q&A session, deepening our collective understanding of mindfulness and inner peace.

For tickets and more information, please visit: https://wakeuplondon.org/thewayoutisin/

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Day of Mindfulness

Recognising the value of a strong community, the monastics are offering a day specifically for our sanghas (meditation groups) in London and beyond. We will meet in a beautiful church in Farringdon.

The event will include a cosy musical evening to relax, chat and hear performances by friends in our sangha.

For more information and to buy tickets, click: https://wakeuplondon.org/dom2024/

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Day for Changemakers

Amidst the challenges of our times, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged in the work we do. This day is specifically for people working on social, environmental and political causes, and anyone in pursuit of a better world.

We will hear from the Plum Village monastics and leading changemakers about how mindfulness and meditation can increase our energy and effectiveness for social transformation.

For more information and to buy tickets, click: https://wakeuplondon.org/changemakers/

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Mindfulness courses in June

Wake Up London supports these upcoming mindfulness courses organized by The Community of Interbeing UK. They are a unique opportunity to learn and explore mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Explore mindfulness and learn how to integrate it into your daily life to create more peace and happiness for yourself and others.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has spent over 40 years making mindfulness accessible by incorporating it into routine, daily activities through simple practices. The core of his teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment instead of in the past or in the future. Dwelling in the present moment is the way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world.

These practices, offered on our courses, are of benefit to all religious affiliations, nationalities and cultures. Led by an experienced mindfulness teacher and former Buddhist monk, Michael Schwammberger.


Course One : The Miracle of Mindfulness
Introduces the foundations of mindfulness practice in the tradition Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and how they can be incorporated into daily life to bring about peace and well-being.  Suitable for those with no experience of mindfulness practice or for people who want to refresh their mindfulness practice.

When: Five Monday evenings from 2 June to 30 June
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Where: Lime Tree Studio, 3 Wigton Place, London, SE11 4AN
Price: £55/£40 concession for unemployed & full-time students. Price for whole course. Book: http://miracleofmindfulnesscourse.bpt.me
Chairs provided, if using mats/cushions, please bring.

Course Two: Living Mindfully, Living Joyfully
Deepen your mindfulness practice and understanding of your mind, learn how to deal with strong emotions, develop joy and happiness, and nourish your relationships with others and the world. This course is based on the teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and is suitable for those who have some experience of meditation and mindfulness.

When: Five Thursday evenings from 5 June to 3 July
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Where: Westminster Quaker Meeting House, 52 St. Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4EA (entrance Hop Gardens)
Price: £55/£40 concession for unemployed & full-time students. Price for whole course Book: http://livingjoyfully.bpt.me
Chairs, mats and cushions provided.

Course Three: Living Mindfully, Living Ethically
This course is based on the teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and is aimed at those who have a mindfulness practice and are interested in a more ethical way of living. You will go through an in-depth exploration of the 5 Mindfulness Trainings (precepts for ethical living) and learn how they can be applied to care for yourself, others and the world.
When: Two Saturdays 14 and 21 June
Time: 10am to 5pm
Where: Jamyang Buddhist Centre, 43 Renfrew Rd, London SE11 4NA
Price for both days: £65/£50 concession. Price includes organic vegan lunch and hot drinks.
Chairs, mats and cushions provided.

Course leader: Michael Schwammberger

Michael Schwammberger  Michael has been practising mindfulness and Buddhist teachings since 1992. He was ordained as a monk by Thich Nhat Hanh into the Order of lnterbeing (Tiep Hien) and has travelled extensively supporting Thich Nhat Hanh on his global teaching tours and retreats. Michael re-joined secular life in 2012 and continues as as a Buddhist and mindfulness teacher. He has developed and led numerous courses and retreats across Europe. He  aspires to promote mindfulness in everyday life.

For more information: http://www.coiuk.org/national-training-events/mindfulness-course/

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Join us for an Evening of Mindfulness this Thursday!

This evening with Wake Up London offers us time and space to come together to disengage from all the busyness and begin to reclaim our freedom.

Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive and present with those around you and with what you are doing. With the tools of mindfulness practice, we will learn how to stop and listen more deeply to ourselves and others, to explore what binds us and what can make us more free.

When: 20 June 2013
Where: The Scoop At More London, 2A More London Riverside, London, SE1 2DB.
Cost: Free
Nearest tube: London Bridge or Tower Bridge
Directions: The Scoop is an outdoor amphitheatre situated between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, for directions, click here http://www.morelondon.com/venue_info.asp
For: Everyone
Bring: Feel free to bring a cushion/stool and mat if you have one.

Schedule:

18:30 Introduction to silent meditation
18:35 Silent meditation
18:40 Introduction to mindfulness
18:45 Guided meditation
19:15 Mindful movements
19:25 Silent meditation
19:40 Sound bath – invitation to chant whatever sounds or mantra resonates and bathe the amphitheatre with our collective voices
19:50 Event finishes

This event is in collaboration with London College of Spirituality and is part of the More London Free Festival running between June to September 2013. For more information, click here: http://www.morelondon.com/events.asp

If you’re interested in exploring mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, you can check out these communities in London:

Wake Up London – for people aged 16 to 35
Heart of London Sangha – for people of all ages
The Community of Interbeing UK– entire listing of communities in the UK

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Mindfulness Workshop in London

The Mindfulness Workshop at Kings College Chapel on 20 October was a great success!

Around 100 young people gathered together to practice mindfulness as guided by monastic students from Plum Village, international monastery and meditation centre of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Thank you to everyone who came! Your practice and openness was a gift to us and made the day feel very peaceful and at ease. A big thank you to the chaplain at Kings College for allowing us to transform the beautiful space into a meditation hall.

You can see pictures of the event here

Also check out the pictures of the meditation flash mob that took place after the workshop.

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Day of Mindfulness with Zen teacher Edward Espe Brown

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Dear friends,

We are happy to announce an upcoming Day of Mindfulness with Zen teacher Edward Espe Brown on 5th May, organized by Heart of London and Wake Up London sanghas. Please register as soon as possible to book your place.

This is a a rare opportunity to experience a Day of Mindfulness with this inspirational teacher (who is also well known for being really funny too). Day will consist of guided sitting meditation, walking meditation, dharma teaching, Qi gong and mindful eating. Exact schedule not confirmed yet.

When: Saturday 5th May 2012, 09:30am to 5pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 52 St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4EA (entrance at 8 Hop Gardens)
Nearest tube and overground: Leicester Sq and Charing Cross
Cost: £10 or £7 for student/unwaged – you can pay on the door.
For: All ages, experienced meditation pracitiotioners, beginners, curious people

Please bring a vegetarian lunch to share. Weather permitting, we will have a picnic in St. James Park, then return to the Friends Meeting House for the session in the afternoon.

REGISTRATION

Register your place by sending an email to info@wkuplondon.org

ABOUT EDWARD

Edward Espe Brown is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest, teacher and chef.

Edward was ordained as a Zen Priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1971 and has been practicing in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition of Suzuki Roshi since 1965. He has however developed an eclectic practice over the years, with extensive Vipassana training, many years practising Yoga and Chi Gung, and has taken a number of retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh in the USA, as well as visiting Plum Village during the 1990s.

Edward wrote the famous Tassajara Bread Book in the early 70s, co-founded Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, and a documentary film was recently made about him called How To Cook Your Life. He currently teaches at Tassajara Zen Center, Green Gulch Farm, and Spirit Rock, as well as heading his own Sangha in Marin County.

Watch trailer for How To Cook Your Life
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His website and bio is available here.

WHAT EDWARD IS UP TO IN THE UK

Edward will be visiting the UK as a Guest Speaker at The Do Lectures in Wales during the last week of April.

He will then be in London from April 29th to May 7th:

April 29th – Day retreat with London Insight

May 2nd – Talk at The Buddhist Society in London

May 3rd – The International Zen Association in London

(May 5th – Day of Mindfulness with us)

May 6th – Workshop with Alternatives at St. James Church

We look forward to spending the day with you!

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Wake Up London is a community of individuals practicing together to promote peace and reconciliation within ourselves and for our planet. We’d love to highlight what’s happening within our community, and how the practice is positively impacting our society.

We unfortunately have to cancel todays session, and will be back next Saturday, July 6th.
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