Wake Up For a Future to be Possible

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Dear Friends,

Why mindfulness for young people? Why now?

Our society is overloaded with intolerance, discrimination, craving, anger and despair. Young people are subject to stress, anxiety and frustration and acute pressure to succeed in their studies, work and social life. Depression and addiction have become a daily reality. Each one of us has the power to understand why this has happened, and to transform the situation in our daily life. There is a different way to live, a different way to be: there is pain in life, but suffering is optional.

 It is possible to live deeply and meaningfully when we live each moment in mindfulness. Mindfulness is a simple, scientifically proven way to bring our mind back to our body, to become aware of what is happening in our present experiences so that we may live with happiness, joy and freedom. When we are mindful our minds are clear and at peace, and our hearts open and light. Students of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the most renowned Buddhist teachers in the world and a pioneer of teaching mindfulness in the West offer practical exercises in mindfulness of breath, body and mind, and share ways to cope with stress, release tension and handle strong emotions, including anger, loneliness and despair. They will share their experiences of using simple practices to awaken to joy and happiness in daily life and nourish a heart of compassion.

We would like to invite leaders from organizations to give their young people a chance to participate in this Wake Up program. We ask you now to take action.

The Organizing Team,

Buddhist Gem Fellowship

Joyfully Together Sangha



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