The Wake Up London Podcast (Part of The Plum Village Tradition)

by Joe Holtaway

In the Wake Up London podcast Joe Holtaway talks with members of the Wake Up community about their lives and how Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings impact their daily life. We share music from artists within the community, and we read from Thay’s books. The Wake Up London podcast is the perfect podcast to relax and learn more about the community, whether you are at home, at work or on the road.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Christmas 2023: Our True Home

    Christmas 2023: Our True Home

    In this short Christmas episode of The Wake Up London podcast, Joe reads us one of Thich Nhat Hanh's Christmas messages from 2012: Our True Home. The episode ends with Over The Mountain by Joe and friend, Syrian singer and Plum Village practitioner Christa Awad.

  • Peace Sounds (Episode #13)

    Peace Sounds (Episode #13)

    In this mini-episode we listen to 3 extracts from the new Peace Sounds 3 album released on Peace Sounds, a label project within Wake Up London in 2012.Peace Sounds 3 is a fundraising project for The Being Peace Practice Centre, a campaign to establish a permanent home for Plum Village retreats and courses in the UK.The album is launched on Sunday 15th of October with an evening of album playback, live performance and conversation. We will also hold a silence for all affected by the recent escalation of violence in the middle east and for all reported and unreported conflicts in our world.To book a free place on Sunday visit: recording of the evening will appear in the show notes shortly after Sunday.Peace Sounds 3 is currently available on Bandcamp along with Peace Sounds 1 and 2:https://peacesounds.bandcamp.comWe hear this episode from Joshua K, Rising Appalachia and a collaboration between Manu Farenzena and (myself!) Joe Holtaway, https://musicofjoshuak.bandcamp.com

  • International Part 2 (Episode #12)

    International Part 2 (Episode #12)

    Welcome to Episode 12, International part 2: This is the second journey we take into the international Wake Up Community. We have a long conversation with Wake Up Jamie, Jennifer, Rosalia, Phoung, Gabriel and Hulf from Hong Kong and also Arlind, the current Wake Up Co ordinator, who comes by for a sharing. We have a guided meditation this episode from Wake Up London Facilitator Jack and our two music tracks; 'Tender' by Nayar and 'How Sweet Sweet' by Ha Down . (donation)Wake Up Hong Kong: Up International: email submissions to Arlind@wkup.orgPeace Sounds 3 Online Launch Party: Down:

  • Movement (Episode #11)

    Movement (Episode #11)

    Welcome to Episode 11, MovementThis episode looks at movement. We have a long conversation with Wake Up London Hiking group founder Dave. Short sharings in this episode come from Jasmine and Serena, Wake Up friends who recently shared some time on the Camino pilgrimage route together in Spain,and Tamsin shares about a group of Wake Up Londoners running the 10k in Battersea Park to raise money for The Being Peace Practice Centre.We have a guided meditation this episode from Sibling Yon Ten who also shares about movement from the perspective of someone using a wheelchair and we two music tracks; Resilient by Rising Appalachia and Pebble Meditation by Charity and The Jam Band. (donation)For more on the Being PeaceMindful Hiking: for the Battersea 10k Being Peace Practice Centre Fundraiser: Center” Yon Ten:

  • Being Peace Part 2 (Episode #10)

    Being Peace Part 2 (Episode #10)

    Welcome to Episode 10, Being Peace Part 2. This episode looks ahead to the UK Plum Village Practice Centre Fundraising year - that begun with the Fundraiser Launch on March 26th We have a long conversation with Sister Tam Muoi and Brother Thien Chi from Plum Village who are about to set off on a UK and Ireland tour to coincide with the fundraising. Short sharings in this episode come from Lama Rod Owens, Christa Awad, Sister Chan Khong and Sister Chan Duc all from the Being Peace Fundraising evening. 2 community messages: Twan tells us about a Climate workshop for activists and talk given by Sister Chan Duc in London on Sunday May 12th and we also have a announcement about Metta Circle Sudan, a fundraising evening in support of those affected by escalating situation there on Sunday May 14th. We have a guided meditation from Brother Phap Huu (and a well wish from Jo Confino and Phap Huu from The Plum Village, 'The Way Out Is In' Podcast) and music this episode from Betsy Rose and Christa Awad. (donation)For more on the Being Peace Practice Center Climate talk/ (ps: 20 volunteers needed - will receive free tickets) Metta Circle Lama Rod Owens: (Christa Awad)