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  • 1 About Viet Wake Up
    To introduce young Vietnamese Americans (VA) to the Wake Up Movement, which aims to create a happy, healthy and compassionate society. To create an opportunity for the VA youths to learn about mindfulness practices that can help in your daily life, especially while in college, after college, and in your career and relationships....
  • 2 About Viet Wake Up...
    We recognize that life can get busy. Really busy! And stressful! And overwhelming! Finding the time to pause and reflect is difficult, es­pecially amidst an ever-growing to-do list and inbox that keeps pil­ing up. But somehow you found yourself here, and for that we are grateful. ....
  • 3 About Viet Wake Up
    You’ve arrived at just the right time and you’re in just the right state of mind. All of the things you did prior to now are done and every­thing you need to do later can wait. You are here! ....
  • 4 About Viet Wake Up...
    As for us, well, we’re here as well. We’re part of the Wake Up movement. We represent a world-wide network of young people practicing the living art of mindfulness. ....
  • 5 About Viet Wake Up..
    If you know a thing or two about mindfulness, great. If you’re new to the practice, even better. The most important thing to remember about mind­fulness is that it is to be experienced. Words and people can describe it, but its true transformative power will be seen when you are able to practice it for yourself. That’s what we’re here to help you with.....
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Every summer, young Vietnamese friends from Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, etc. come to Plum Village to practice mindfulness, play volleyball, stay up late sharing their happiness and difficulties, singing and dancing in áo dài (long dress) with nón lá (straw hat). Before leaving Plum Village, they create opportunity to film short meaningful video clips like this one. This was filmed by Chon-Dat Nguyen in France (Bordeaux). It talks about how different is the experience of eating food in silence. Don't wait until the Spring Wake Up tour to enjoy eating in silence with the monastic brothers and sisters. You can experiment it in your next meal :).

 

 

Guitar & Vocals: Joe Reilly; Female Lead Vocals: Melina Bondy; Cello: Phap Linh; Bass Guitar: Phap Luu; Keyboard: Phap Dan, Andrew; Djembe: Phap Dang; Guitars: Phap Lai, Luc Nghiem; Harmonica: Phap Man; Backup Vocals: Plum Village Sangha. Recorded and rehearsed on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 in Plum Village. This recording is the third take.

At the Dharma Nectar Hall of Lower Hamlet in Plum Village, lay and monastic practitioners from around the world gathered to concentrate our energy into a new song which could represent the Wake Up movement. Thanks to the good conditions of a visit from Joe Reilly, Melina Bondy and many talented monks, nuns and lay friends.

Creativity like this took place when monastics sit and enjoy tea together. Joyfully offered by monastic brothers and sisters during the "finding our true home" retreat be-in at Deer Park Monastery. The music is taken from one of the greatest hits, "Hotel California".

 

We look forward to drink tea with you in the Spring Wake Up tour. What creativity will come up next? We'll have to breathe and wait in order to see :).

 

Monastic sisters offer a fun dharma runway, mindfulness books fashion show at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, CA during "Finding our True Home" retreat in October 2013. Are you ready to meet some of these Sisters during the Spring Wake Up tour?

 

 

... Viet Wake Up ...


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