Become an After Mindfulness Partner

Together, we can connect the community

On June 29-30, hundreds will join together in Berkeley to ask the question “What’s After Mindfulness?” Together, we hope to build bridges in a way that continues well past the two days of the conference. Your organization might be a tremendous asset for that emergence as we cultivate wisdom and compassion and truly connect with the world in which we live.​​

We offer event partners

Friendship:

After Mindfulness is a strictly non-commercial event -- all costs are generously covered by an unsolicited grant. Our organizing team is volunteer-driven and all proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations. Through this process, it would be an honor to simply learn more about your work and support its flow in the world.

 

Access:

We are piloting an experiment of offering tickets to our partners and their communities through “alternate forms of capital” like kindness, creativity, community, and silence.​ As a partner you would select what expression of wealth (and virtue) you would like to encourage through this process.

 

Awareness:

In addition to sharing your story on our website and social media, we offer partners an opportunity to engage with the hundreds of attendees at the After Mindfulness' outdoor Festival of sharing. Here, attendees can practice giving, receiving, and letting go of any expectation of a transactional exchange. Some ways to engage beyond commerce:

  • Deep listening service

  • Prayer flag making

  • Almsgiving practice or participation

  • Buddhist book and text sharing

  • Body movement practices like Kum Nye, Yoga or Qi Gong 

  • Monastic meal distribution

  • Chanting and other group spiritual practices

  • Small group guided meditation

  • Healing and massage

  • Artistic Gifts

  • Musical sharing or open jam sessions 
     

This is given freely

By offering this opportunity to you for free, we trust that it will collectively awaken creative solutions that may help alleviate some suffering in the world.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Partner Program?


This is a collaboration between the hosting organizers, local and global Sanghas, and other organizations to hold space for dharma engagement, deepening practice, and inviting each community to answer what is beyond mindfulness in their own form of engagement.




What types of Partner engagement is encouraged at the Festival?


The Festival is a way for Dharma groups and other organizations to have a presence at the After Mindfulness Festival and grow our respective communities to be part of a bigger movement well past the 2-day retreat. At it’s core, it is putting dharma into practice and a platform for innovative forms of Wealth and Radical Acts of Kindness.




Is there a cost to be part of the Festival Partner Program?


This is a non-commercial partnership so there is no cost to join the festival. However, do require support and shared efforts in outreach to bring attendees to this unique event. Partners can offer a limited number of ALTERNATE FORMS OF WEALTH currency-free registration tickets their sangha in exchange for services.




What form of outreach is required by the Festival Partners?


From now until the conference, we ask for distribution of event news and updates on 1. All social media, Facebook pages and groups 2. Calendar of events on Partner Website 3. Email announcements (media content will be provided) 4. Newsletter content or Blog post




Is Digital and Print Media content available?


Yes, you may download media content from our website Media Content Download here.




When is setup and breakdown of festival?


Setup time is between 7am-10am Saturday. Breakdown is between 4-6pm Sunday. Please have your volunteers and the form of engagement setup and ready by 11am when we encourage attendees to visit with you. We ask each organization to have volunteers to help with general cleanup in and around Partner’s own tent area and leave no trace during the 2-day event.




Can we leave our marketing materials overnight?


There will be a guard and fencing around the Lower Sproul Plaza overnight. Please use your best judgement to not leave valuables on the plaza. The organizers and partners will not be held responsible or liable for any loss or damage of property left on the premises.




Is there child care provided for delegates?


If there are more requests we will consider this option or kid-friendly activities with family supervision.




Is there electricity?


Not on the plaza, but if you want to be inside, please let us know and we will try to accomodate with a table.




Can we sell things?


While this is a non-commercial event you may bring Dharma items to sell. We promote alternative forms of excange and encourage non-monetary offerings when possible.





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