News and Updates

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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Educators together at MorningSun

Arriving at Morning Sun I not only realized that I was welcome but that I was home. I was at home with myself and I was at home with a community of beautiful, grateful, inquisitive, curious, loving people. A place where everyone can be their most authentic selves… – participant Held in June 2019, this […]

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The way out is in

Upper Hamlet, 28 December 2019 – 4 December 2020 The community of Upper Hamlet invited teachers from around the world to join them at New Year for a week’s retreat. It was a week to live simply – and to simply live – in community. The teachers were not responsible for learning objectives or successful […]

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Cérémonie Wake Up Schools 123 étape 2

On 2 January 2020 we had the joy of supporting three friends in a ceremony to mark the completion of their Level II mentoring programme. This morning in the Transformation Hall, Upper Hamlet, Plum Village, Thay Phap Dung and Thay Phap Luu led the ceremony to support and welcome our three graduates. The graduates have […]

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(VIDEO) L’étoile de mer

Chers amis, Cette petite vidéo accompagnera vos enfants, et vous même, à restaurer le calme et à cultiver le bien être. L’étoile de mer est une méthode simple et toujours à portée de main 🙂 pour prendre soin de soi et de ses émotions. Nous vous souhaitons une joyeuse pratique. L’équipe de Wake Up Schools

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Sharing from our webinar: Shantum Seth (India)

At our Wake Up Schools webinar on 20 October 2018, our senior dharma teacher Shantum Seth about some of his innovative work in India to create teacher sanghas and support mindful schools.     Shantum Seth is a senior teacher (Dharmacharya) in the Plum Village tradition. He is the foremost teacher and guide to the […]

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Global Mindfulness in Schools Summit

This week is The Global Mindfulness in Education Summit. It’s free to watch online, and speakers sharing from our community of practice include: – dharma teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo, who helped to start and develop Wake Up Schools and edited ‘Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children’; – dharma teacher Valerie Brown, and author of ‘The […]

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Sharing from our webinar: Richard Brady

At our Wake Up Schools webinar on 20 October 2018, one of our senior teachers Richard Brady shared about his international work to help teachers to embody the practice and deepen their ability to share the practice. Richard summarises our Level I training, which supports the deepening of the teacher’s personal practice and introduces them […]

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Educators Retreat: Booking now open

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)

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Educators Retreat – booking open soon

Booking for our Educators Retreat in Upper Hamlet, Plum Village will open on Saturday 12 October 2019. Details will be posted on our website, to our newsletter list and on our Facebook page. This is a small and popular retreat, and early booking is advised.

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