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Wake Up’s 12th Anniversary

Dear friends,

We are very happy to share with you that Wake Up London has turned 12 last month! To celebrate the beautiful community we have created, we will host a Be-In after our Saturday session on the 29th of October. We will come together with the Sangha and share a mindful dinner. If you would like you can share a song, poem or story with the group.

Please bring your favourite vegan dish to share! If you cannot make something you can bring something from the nearby shops. We hope to see you then!


Date: Saturday, September 29th | 6PM – 9PM
Location: Meeting Room, The Quaker House

A picture of our Wake Up pioneers over 10 years ago.

PodcastWake Up London

Podcast Episode #7 – Beginnings

Welcome to Episode 7, Beginnings. This episode celebrates 12 years of Wake Up London; looking at the early days.

We have a long conversation with founder members Elina and Nick and short sharing with Katrina, Lucy, Ethan and Doran about their experiences of 12 years ago and seeing the community grow since then.

We have a community announcement about celebrating with us on Saturday night (29th October)

We also have a sharing from Kareem about spiritual friendship, monastics and Thich Nhat Hanh’s legacy and a reading from Lucy from one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books about Community

Music this episode comes from Little Earth (aka Elina Pen) and Joe Reilly.

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Podcast Episode #6 – Colours of Compassion

This new episode from the Wake Up London Podcast takes a journey with some voices from the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Colour) Community in the UK Plum Village Sangha.

We have a long conversation with artist Melissa James talking about her life as a singer/songwriter and a singing facilitator with a passion for racial awareness and justice. We have a 3-way sharing between Anh, Renuka and Kareem about their experience of Colours of Compassion and also one from Rehena who also talks about founding Buddhist inter-traditional BIPOC centred space, Buddhists Across Traditions.

Music this episode comes from Melissa James and Ha Down who also brings us our reading this time on Thich Nhat’s Hanh’s mantras on love.

plumvillage.uk/practice-groups/find-a-group/colours-of-compassion/

buddhistsacrosstraditions.org

melissa-james.com

youtube.com/c/hadown11

EventsWake Up London

Day of Mindfulness – Sat 7th Dec 2019

Day of Mindfulness: Impermanence & Awakening Joy

Visiting Dharma Teacher — Vari McLuskie
Saturday 7 December, 10.15am – 5pm

We have a further opportunity to deepen our practice on Saturday 7 December when our dear Dharma teacher, Vari McLuskie, will be offering us a day of mindfulness. Vari will share teachings on Impermanence during the morning session, while the afternoon will be devoted to teachings and practices on Awakening Joy.

The day will be divided into two sections: 10.15am-1pm and the afternoon 2.15-5pm. Please feel free to attend either session, or both.

There will be a break for eating mindfully together at 1pm. Please bring a packed lunch which we will eat together on our cushions. There is no need to book, but please come early to ensure you get a seat.

Suggested dana: £7-10 for half day, £14 – 20 full day. No need to book. If you are additionally able to offer dana to Vari this would be appreciated.

Westminster Quaker Meeting House,
8 Hop Gardens,
off St. Martins Lane, London,
WC2N 4EH

Facebook event here.

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