Wake Up is an active global community of young practitioners, aged 18-35, inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community. Wake Up groups come together to practice mindfulness in order to take care of themselves, nourish happiness and contribute to building a healthier and a more compassionate society.
A Wake Up group might meet in a hired space or in somebody’s home. Wake Up groups are run by volunteers and the style will vary based on the facilitators, but the Plum Village practices and the Five Mindfulness Trainings are at the heart of all Wake Up Groups. A typical Wake Up meeting might involve sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading or talk, dharma sharing and a recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
People involved in Wake Up also organise retreats, hikes, picnics, music nights, flash mobs and other projects that help bring mindfulness practice into their lives.
The Wake Up movement is inspired by Buddhism’s long tradition of wisdom and practices which help cultivate understanding and love; it is not based on beliefs or ideology. The spirit of our practice is close to the spirit of science; both help to cultivate an open and non-discriminating mind. Wake Up honors everyone’s diverse spiritual and cultural roots. You can join as a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim, as an agnostic or atheist, or member of any other spiritual or religious tradition.
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