Past 2012 events

The Wake Up UK 2012 Tour

The monastics from Plum Village, students of world renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, will be coming to the UK for another wonderful series of mindfulness workshops for young people in October 2012.

These mindfulness workshops offer us time and space to come together to disengage from all the busyness and begin to reclaim our freedom.

The young monks and nuns from Plum Village will guide you through simple practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, deep relaxation and eating meditation.

With the tools of mindfulness practice, we will learn how to stop and listen more deeply to ourselves and others, to explore what binds us and what can make us more free.

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.

Check out the events below and click on the links to register your place. Workshops are open to young people under 35, except for the one in Belfast, which is open to all ages.

(The monastics are also going to Dublin, Ireland – which yon can read about here)

Northern Ireland

Dates: 10, 20, 21 October
Time: Various – click below to find out more
Location: Various
Find out more and register here


Date: 13 October 2012
Where: Wellington Church – Woodlands Hall, 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LE
(On University Ave. opposite Glasgow Uni)
Time: 10:00 to 16:00
Find out more and register here

Date: 14 October 2012
Where: Edinburgh Napier University, Castle Room, Craighouse Campus, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh EH10 5LG
Time: 14:00 to 19:00
Find out more and register here


Date: 17 October 2012
Where: Chetwynd Room, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST
Time: 14:00 to 20:00
Find out more and register here

Date: 20 October 2012
Where: King’s College Chapel, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Time: 10:00 to 16:00
Find out more and register here

Date: 24 October 2012
Where: Lower Hall, South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, Oxford OX1 4RP
Time: 18:00 to 20:00
Find out more and register here

Date: 31 October 2012
Where: Amory Building 417, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ
Time: 14:00 to 20:00 (registration at 13:30)
Find out more and register here

Date: 2 November 2012
Where: Friends Meeting House, Champion Square, Bristol BS2 9DB
Time: 17:30 to 20:00
Find out more and register here

London events 5-13 Sept.
Local Wake Up communities in UK