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Viet Wake Up Tour 2017
Viet Wake Up gathering in Honolulu, HI from March 30 – April 2. All are welcome!
Viet Wake Up Spring Camps
This coming Spring Break 2017, there will be a Viet Wake Up Teaching Tour conducted by a team of 7 monks and nuns from Plum Village Practice Centers in the United States. As students of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh, these monastics had grown up, been educated and worked as professionals, and then decided to dedicate their lives in the spiritual path. They will travel to Toronto, Chicago, Seattle and Honolulu to share with the Vietnamese young adults about their spiritual life and about how the mindfulness practice has helped them to live more deeply and meaningfully and to face challenges and difficulties with calmness, peace, and equanimity.
Retreats and activities are designed for young people ages 17-38 with Vietnamese roots who have grown up in the West. All activities will be conducted in English and all events are aimed to benefit you in the following ways:
1. Learn a new face of Buddhist practice that is more enjoyable, effective and applicable in daily life
2. Reflect and dialogue together with young Vietnamese friends on common issues such as career aspirations, cultural identity, meaningful relationships, family duty, management of strong feelings and emotions, etc.
3. Acquire methods of practice that can help us:
a. Stop running and enjoy life even in the midst of it all
b. Listen to, relax and care for our bodies
c. Calm our minds and handle difficult emotions such as anger, sadness, and jealousy, etc.
d. Listen more deeply and speak more lovingly
e. Reconcile and re-establish communication with our loved ones and co-workers
f. Be more comfortable with ourselves and accept who we are
Please note that the last segment has a special highlight for the Viet Wake Up Tour 2017. This year, we will hold a Viet Wake Up gathering in Honolulu, HI. Both local and non-local young adults are invited. The gathering is open to all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Be young, be fun, be compassionate, be beautiful and be yourself! Please join us this coming Spring for a fun, healthy, sane, and meaningful experience. Spaces are limited, especially the gathering in Honolulu. To reserve your space, please register soon. For more information and to register, please visit www.vietwakeup.org.
Spread the word to your network of friends and family members. Please help us print & post the flyers on your facebook, twitter, or at any appropriate spaces such at temples, coffee shops, markets, or Vietnamese youth groups. Thank you and we hope to see you in Spring!
Brothers and Sisters of the Viet Wake Up Team
Welcome to the Viet Wake Up home page!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Being mindful is simple, but not always easy. The practices we’ll cover will equip you with your own ‘mindfulness toolkit’ that you can use anywhere, anytime, with anybody. Practicing mindful breathing, sitting, walking, eating, talking and listening... all of these can open doors of happiness and peace. They provide some space between you and the stress found in the realities of everyday life. With this space comes joy, relief, and healing; you are free to just be.
The Wake Up Team