Wake Up is a global movement for a healthy and compassionate society, it is a world-wide network of young people practicing the living art of mindfulness. We share a determination to live in an awakened way, taking the Five Mindfulness Trainings as our path and guiding light.
We are of all cultures and of all faiths - or none. We practice mindful walking, breathing, smiling, sitting, eating, listening and hanging-out together. From the practice we gain peace and joy and are able to live more deeply, happily and meaningfully - a kind of oasis of relief from the junk of life.
As young people,we may feel anger and frustration when we see the
environmental, social andspiritualdegradation caused by our societyandwe feel helpless and despair because we don't seem to be strong enough individually to change our way of life.
Wake Up aims to pool our energy and act in synchrony, to share the collective energy from our practice in order to bring transformation and healing to ourselves, people around us and to the society.
We get together in the city and in the mountain (at the Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism in Ngong Ping) for an evening, weekend or short retreat. We practice mindfulness and share and listen deeply to our happiness and frustration in life. We aim to bring peace in oneself and in the world.