Frequently Asked questions

Here is a collection on the most frequently asked questions about specifics on meditation in Lund, about the mindfulness we are doing in Lund, our gatherings and much more. Hope you find what you are looking for here, otherwise you can always contact us.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is to be aware of the present moment, without valuing or judging what you experience. Mindfulness is about experiencing things as they are. Mindfulness replaces denial and distortions with the clarity in acceptance, which leads to wisdom, better choices, and a more joyful experience of life.


To try out mindfulness you can do something as simple as focusing on your breath, how does it feel right now to breathe? How much of that experience can you allow yourself to experience? For more info see Mindfulness.

Mindful water. Photo by Levi XU on Unsplash.

Meditation in desert. Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash.

What is meditation?

Meditation is a word that describe many different forms of practices. They all have to do with experiencing and exploring reality in some way, shape or form. It is often to do with becoming aware of the present moment. Although many have the notion that you have to sit on a pillow to do meditation, that is only a small part of it, meditation can be done at any moment; you just need to direct your attention on what you are experiencing and that is meditation. Here are examples of some meditation we do.

What is a sangha?

Sangha literally means "community". When we in Wake Up Lund gather to perform meditations, we gather in a group, or as we like to call it a Sangha. You are most welcome to one of out gatherings.

The sangha meditation at summers end

You need no experience. Photo by Medienstürmer on Unsplash.

Do I need any prior experience to attend?

Nope, you do not need any prior experience in either meditation or mindfulness. You are welcomed as you are, in the precise point in life you are on.

Do i need to be a Buddhist or Spiritual?

Nope. You do not have to be a Buddhist or spiritual (in fact most of our members do not see themselves as Buddhists). You just need to have an open mind, and be able to respect that other people might believe in ways that are different from you.

You don not have to be a Buddhist. Photo by Alexander on Unsplash.

Community. Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash.

Why is wake up only for people under 35?

Wake Up is a global way of gathering people and practicing mindfulness. There is an age restriction for people between 18-35 years old, this is to support younger people to gather in a community more easily. If you are over 35 years old there are other sanghas that are open to anyone regardless of age, check them out under Links

What happens during the meetups?

Out most common meetup is our weekly meditation gatherings. During these we usually have: a Check in / Weather rapport, a Mindful meditation, Various mindful activity, and a Dharma sharing. For more information concerning what these entail please check out the weekly meditation event information.


Meditation Lund. Photo by Ksenia Makagonova on Unsplash.

Mindfulness Lund. Photo by Patrick Perkins on Unsplash.

Why do you alternate locations?

We are a volunteer led community, people that are part of the community are leading the meetups and we are not taking any money for this. So we are currently hosting the weekly meditations in peoples' homes. As to why we are alternation locations, that is because we are currently two people that are hosting the events and we alternate who hosts each week.

Do i need to share?

During the weekly meditation meetup you will be presented with the opportunity to share something that is on your heart or mind. You do not have to share if you don not feel like it, you do what feels right for you.

Sharing. Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash.

The earth grows when we offer things more valuable than money. Photo by micheile dot com on Unsplash.

does it cost anything?

Nope. The weekly meditation meetups are completely free. This is possible because we are a volunteer led community with the aim of supporting peoples' development of their own mindfulness, and that is a gift that should be shared with the world, not locked behind a pay wall.

Do i need to bring my own meditation cushion?

There are usually cushions available at the location. Although, if you do have a favorite cushion then you are welcome to bring it with you.

Sit and meditate. Photo by Susanna Marsiglia on Unsplash.

Open to all. Photo by marianne bos on Unsplash.

Are the meetups open to people with disabilities?

Yes. Although it is always best to get in touch with us first to let us know if you have any special needs and how we can accommodate them. We aim to be an inclusive community in any way that we can.

Do you offer retreats?

Yes, as a matter of fact there is a retreat planned for later this spring. Although our most common activity is the weekly meditation.

Retreat. Photo by Cole Allen on Unsplash.

Thich Nhat Hanh.

Who is Thich Nhat Hanh?

You might have seen the name Thich Nhat Hanh on this website. Thich Nhat Hanh was a spiritual leader, poet and peace activist. He started Plum Village which Wake Up has its roots in. For more information click here.

Why are you in Lund?

Wake Up Lund started in Lund, mostly because the people organizing the meetups live in or near Lund. However, anyone is welcome, you do not have to live in Lund to attend. As Lund is close to many other places in Skåne it can be quite simple to join the mindfulness meditation from Malmö, Helsingborg, Hässleholm or any other place.

Mindfulness meditation, Lund, Malmö, Skåne. Photo by Adolfo Félix on Unsplash