Wake Up London has a podcast, hosted by Joe Holtaway.

In the Wake Up London podcast Joe talks with members of the Wake Up community about their lives and how Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings impact their daily life. We share music from artists within the community, and we read from Thay’s books. Thanks to all our Wake Up friends and Joe for making this podcast possible.

You can also listen to this podcast on all major streaming platforms. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the podcast, we would love to hear from you at podcast@wakeuplondon.org

This episode looks at retreats, the long conversation is with Robbie, currently on a year’s stay in PV following the Rains Retreat and we also hear from Brother Dao Bi about this year’s Wake Up Humanity retreat.

We have sharings from Max, Twan and Rachel about their retreat experiences. There is music from Nimo and Betsy Rose and Vanessa reads from Thich Nhat Hanh’s book ‘Fear’.

<3 Anna and Sophia in Ukraine, we know you are listening and send you our love <3

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The music in the programme can be found here http://peacesoundslabel.org

If you have any feedback or ideas for the podcast, please send us an e-mail at podcast@wakeuplondon.org



Following last episode’s conversation with Ieva about growing up in Lithuania; this episode welcomes Sonia, sharing about experiences of growing up in Russia.

We have community announcements from Rebecca, Melissa and Manu. Karen and Joe tell us what memories nourish their inner child. There is music from Monica Max West, Message To Bears and Charlie reads 2 of Thay’s poems on conflict and peace during the war in Vietnam.

Melissa James is raising funds to support people from Africa experiencing racism in Ukraine. For more information and tickets for ‘Afrikans in Ukraine’ on April 24th, please visit this link: http://melissa-james.com/index.php/stronger-on-sundays-sunday-24-april-1800-2000-bst/

With the breaking news of the violence in Ukraine, Joe talks to Wake Upper Ieva about growing up in Lithuania; another of the former soviet countries, neighbour but one to Ukraine and bordering Russia. Kirsten and Duncan reflect on the peace sit from Trafalgar Square as it fills up with a Stop The War demonstration. Orla reads from Thay’s book ‘Creating True Peace’. There is music from Hilary Bichovsky and Tom Manwell and in this episode, Wake Uppers talk about how they have been practicing with strong emotions.

In this first episode, Joe talks with Catalin Zorzini about his work on the Plum Village app. Hà Dương shares a reading from Vietnam out of Thay’s book ‘Peace is Every Step’. There is music from Elina Pen and Melissa James and a few of our Wake Up members share what their conditions of happiness are.