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.



Do not miss :

21 August 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
22 August 2019 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
26 August 2019 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
26 August 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi
28 August 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
29 August 2019 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
02 September 2019 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
02 September 2019 - 18:00 : Rencontre d'information
02 September 2019 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi
Just as vegetation is sensible to sunlight, mental formations are sensitive to mindfulness. Mindfulness is the energy that can embrace and transform all mental formations. Mindfulness helps us leave behind "upside-down perceptions" and wakes us up to what is happening.
- Thich Nhat Hanh