News and Updates

New video: Happiness-Based Education in Vietnam

  In this conversation between Anh-Le Ho-Gia and Orla O’Sullivan, they discuss the inspiration and approach to building happiness-based educational communities in Central Vietnam. This video was created for the 95th birthday (continuation day) of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (11 October 2021).

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New Happy Teachers Sangha for North America

Happy Teachers Sangha NA is a new monthly space for educators to practice in the Plum Village tradition, connect with each other and offer unconditional care to ourselves. We will meet at a time that meets the needs of most North American educators, but all are welcome regardless of location. Like Happy Teacher Sangha, our format is: guided […]

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Mindfulness-based deep learning (Vietnam)

We are so happy to share this webinar, recorded on 3 July 2021 and hosted by the An Ban Social Enterprise (Wake Up Schools Vietnam). This webinar is in Vietnamese. It was attended by more than 150 educators, and is one of several online events that have been held during the pandemic to support educators, […]

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Wake Up Schools participates in Mind & Life Europe Webcast

On Tuesday 20 April, Wake Up Schools took part in a Mind & Life Europe (MLE) webcast. It was part of a series exploring mindfulness in education. The webcast drew together voices from the third MLE webcast series titled “Emerging & Challenging Areas and Next Steps for Contemplative Education”. The webcast was facilitated by Gábor […]

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Wake Up Schools awarded World Happiness Award for Education

On 20 March 2021, Wake Up Schools was awarded laureate for Education by the World Happiness Foundation (WHF) and the United Nations University for Peace. The award was presented as part of World Happiness Week, a week-long international festival to energise wellbeing and happiness for all. The Education award recognizes a community who are improving […]

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Wake Up Schools featured in new evidence-based guide

The work of Wake Up Schools has been featured in a new guide published by The Mindfulness Initiative. ‘Implementing Mindfulness in Schools: An Evidence-Based Guide’ is a comprehensive guide written by MI education policy co-leads Professor Katherine Weare and Adrian Bethune after extensive consultation with an expert steering group – including our International Co-ordinator, Dr […]

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Wake Up Schools supporting Healthcare Workers (Viet Nam)

On Sunday 5 April, Wake Up Schools will be co-hosting a workshop in mindfulness practice for Healthcare Workers in Viet Nam. The workshop is hosted with the Center for Healthcare Improvement Research and Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU). Participating will be staff from the Hospital of Tropical Disease and Cho Ray Hospital. These two […]

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NEW VIDEO (French)

Quelques témoignages de pratiquants de pleine conscience, Banu Gokoglan, Marianne Claveau et Frêre Bienveillance, sur comment la pratique de pleine conscience peut nous aider à mieux vivre cette période de confinement avec nos enfants. Idées pratiques et jeux pour des moments partagés plus sereins.  

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Wake Up Schools at the World Happiness Festival

Wake Up Schools will take part in The World Happiness Festival again this year, highlighting inspirational work from around the work and hosting a Q&A from Plum Village. As part of this worldwide festival, we will be speaking with: Wake Up Schools Level II teachers in France and in the USA about their experience of […]

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