Wake Up Montréal

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Wake Up: Young Buddhists and non-Buddhists for a Healthy and Compassionate Society
 

Wake Up is an active global community of young mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35, inspired by the teachings of Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. We come together to practice mindfulness in order to take care of ourselves, nourish happiness and contribute to building a healthier and a more compassionate society. To find a group near you check our groups page

We want to help our world which is overloaded with intolerance, discrimination, craving, anger and despair. Seeing the environmental degradation caused by our society, we want to live in such a way that our planet Earth can survive for a long time.

Practicing mindfulness, concentration and insight, enables us to cultivate tolerance, non-discrimination, understanding and compassion in ourselves and the world.

Our Practice

We follow the Five Mindfulness Trainings, which are ethical guidelines that offer concrete practices of true love and compassion, and a path towards a life in harmony with each other and the Earth. These guidelines are the foundation of our lives and represent our ideal of service.

Our practice is based on cultivating awareness of the breath and living deeply in the present moment, aware of what is happening within us and around us. This practice helps us to release the tension in our bodies and feelings, to live life deeply and more happily, and to use compassionate listening and loving speech to help restore communication and reconcile with others.

 

 
SUMMER RETREAT 2017
 

Do not miss :

21 January 2019 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
21 January 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi
23 January 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
24 January 2019 - 12:00 : Méditation du jeudi midi
24 January 2019 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
28 January 2019 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
28 January 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi
Sitting and watching our breath is a wonderful practice, but it is not enough. For transformation to take part, we have to practice mindfulness all day long, not just on our meditation cushion.
- Thich Nhat Hanh