News and Updates

Educators Mindfulness Retreats in Germany, Italy and the US

Educators mindfulness retreats offer people working in education a chance to come together to learn or develop the basic Plum Village mindfulness practices, share their experience and inspire each other to bring a greater sense of peace, calm and happiness into their classrooms. After a number of successful retreats for educators in 2016, Wake Up […]

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Happy and joyful workshops for educators


Many people visit Plum Village in France to end the year and start the new one in an atmosphere of mindfulness and also celebration. It is a time when teachers are often able to visit, and this time a group of educators came together to take part in a series of workshops. The group consisted […]

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Plum Village practitioner helps British students put mindfulness to the test

Julie Berentsen who has taken part in Educators retreats in London, France and Thailand features in this BBC News Schools Report. Julie, who’s MA focused on teaching mindfulness to students based Thich Nhat Hanh’s approach shared mindfulness with a group of girls from Connaught School for Girls in Leytonstone, east London. It was part of […]

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Wake Up Schools Level II Training

In the Wake Up Schools office, we receive many inquiries about training, and so it is with great pleasure we announce that applications are now open for: A One-Year Wake Up Schools Level II Training Program (Sponsored by Wake Up Schools and the North American Dharma Teacher Sangha) This training will pair educators with a […]

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Kids and teens, share your stories

The Mindfulness Bell magazine and Wake Up Schools are looking for children and teens submit writing, poems, artwork or photos inspired by the practice and the Plum Village teachings. Click here for more details on how to share your imagination!

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Wake Up Schools Talks

Water Lilies

Wake Up Schools Films is a great place to check out Wake Up Schools in action and to learn about our vision: to cultivate joy and happiness in every moment.

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“Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World”

On August 12th-16th, 2015, the First Asia-Pacific Mindfulness Teachers Conference Retreat will be held at Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, Hong Kong. Registration for participants is now open!

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Opening Days at Dharma Primary School (UK)

This video offers a look into a Plum Village visit to the Dharma Primary School (Brighton, UK) during which monastics helped students, staff and parents cultivate their mindfulness practices.

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