Urban Retreat

2 Days of Meditation + Yoga + Talks + Festival

Experience After Mindfulness online

This June, hundreds from around the Bay Area and the World joined together in Berkeley for an Urban Retreat to ask “What’s After Mindfulness?”

Opening Song

Drukmo Gyal, Hozan Alan Senuke

Welcome and Keynote

Ajahn Brahm, Brian Conroy, Angie Chew 

Panel #1:

"Building Bridges Across Traditions"

Moderator: Rev. Heng Sure 

Master Jian Hu, Ven Pannavati, Drukmo Gyal

Panel #3:

"Right and Wrong Mindfulness"

Moderator: Angie Chew

Piyal Walpola, Rev. Kuwahara, Julien Tempone Wiltshire

"Personal Journey"

Zilong Wang

Buddhist Story

Brian Conroy

"Gender, Culture and Empowerment"

Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Panel #4:

"Social Justice & Engaged Buddhism"

Moderator: Hozan Alan Senauke

Ambedkar Association of North America: Pankaj Meshram, Cambodian Refugee: Marlai Ouch, Psychotherapist: Sarwang Parikh

Buddhist Puppets

Rev Heng Sure, Brian Conroy

Panel #5:

"What about Enlightenment"

Moderator: Nikki Mirghafori Norman Fischer, Richard Dixey, Ayya Anandabodhi, Gil Fronsdal

Guided Meditation

Ajahn Brahm

Opening Song

Ven Pannavati


Bonnie Rose

Panel #6:

"Buddhism in the Public Domain"

Moderator: Lewis Lancaster

Fo Guan Shan organization: Ru Chang, Ven De Hong + Returned Citizens, Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Buddhist Story

Brian Conroy

Panel #7:

"Science, Climate Change, Ethics"

Moderator: Birju Pandya

Kate Munding, Osprey Orielle Lake, Ken Alex

"Be The Change, Everyday Heroes"

Nipun Mehta

Panel #8:

"Beyond Mindfulness in Education"

Moderator: Coleman Fung, Lew Lancaster

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu (Stanford), 

Wangmo Dixey (Dharma College), Doug Powers (DRBU)

Panel #9:

"Deepening Our Personal Practices"

Moderator: Zilong Wang

Jin Wei Shr, Pema Deki, Breeshia Wade

Day Conclusion


Debut Imee Ooi and JSJG concert