Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

Wake Up Schools supports educators to bring the practices of mindfulness and applied ethics into their own lives so they may be happy and free, and so they may in turn share these practices with colleagues and students in their school communities.

Days of Mindfulness for teachers in Tokyo

In April 2019 we held two days of practice for educators in Japan, at Waseda University and Kaetsu Ariake Middle School.

Upcoming Events

  1. Educators Retreat, New Year 2019

    December 28, 2019 - January 4, 2020

    Educators Retreat at Upper Hamlet, Plum Village This week-long retreat is a Level I Wake Up Schools retreat, offering educators… Read More

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Vision for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

Featured Article

Practicing Peace

We are very happy to share this talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, on 21 April 1997.  In the presence of the Mayor of Florence, Thay addresses a large group of young people and offers practical ways to cultivate peace at home and in school, care for anger, touch the wonders of this moment and learn to listen deeply and speak lovingly.  TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE A talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on 21 April 1997 in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Dear Friends, I would like… Read more

Latest News

Educators Retreat: Booking now open

Oct 15, 2019  Registration for our Educators Retreat at Upper Hamlet is now open at: https://plumvillage.org/register/educators-retreat-upper-hamlet/ Password : educators (the password is all lowercase letters) Read More

Featured Video

Reflections on our early teachers: Thay Phay Dung

In this excerpt from the final talk of the Neuroscience Retreat 2019, senior dharma teacher Thay Phap Dung shares about his first art - and meditation - teacher.

To watch the entire talk, click the link below.