Story of Pema Deki

What does it mean to be truly happy?


One of our After Mindfulness Urban Retreat speakers Pema Deki or Emma Slade decided she would answer that question when her life changed forever after near death experience. Learn how this successful banker found new and profound happiness by leaving her career behind and starting a charity for special needs children in Bhutan.


Pema Deki is one of many speakers joining us this Summer at the After Mindfulness Urban Retreat. The stories and perspectives from our global family help us explore how Buddhist teachings empower us to find our voice and true happiness for the greater good of everyone.

Join After Mindfulness Urban Retreat

For two days, teachers from diverse traditions, backgrounds, and locations around the world will join together to share their own insights and personal stories, each bringing a unique perspective on how we can move beyond mindfulness alone to something greater. Talks include:

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Nikki Mirghafori 

Mountain View, USA

Deepening and Enriching Our Practices

Rev. Heng Sure

Berkeley, USA

The Buddha’s Teachings

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Ayya Tathaloka 

Sri Lanka

Mutual Healing through Self Transformation

Drukmo Gyal

Tongso, Tibet