Discussion Panels

Learn from great teachers

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.

Opening Keynote:

"What's After Mindfulness"

Ajahn Brahm

Perth

Australia

Welcoming

Your MCs for the After Mindfulness talks

Brian Conroy

Buddhist Storytelling Circle Founder

San Jose, United States

Bonnie Rose

 Senior Minister of the Ventura

Center for Spiritual Living

Ventura County, United States

Panel #1

"Building Bridges Across Traditions"

Panel Moderator

Rev. Heng Sure 

Berkeley

United States

Ven. Dr. Pannavati

North Carolina

United States

Drukmo Gyal 

Tongso

Tibet

Master Jian Hu

Sunnyvale

United States

Panel#3

"Right and Wrong Mindfulness"

Panel Moderator

Angie Chew

Singapore

 Piyal Walpola

Toronoto

Canada

Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara

Berkeley

United States

Julien Tempone Wiltshire

Tasmania

Australia

"Gender, Culture, and Empowerment"

 Karma Lekshe Tsomo

San Diego

United States

Panel#4

"Social Justice & Engaged Buddhism"

Panel Moderator

Hozan Alan Senauke

Berkeley

United States

 Pankaj Meshram

Ambedkar Association of North American

Berkeley

United States

Marlai Ouch

Cambodian School of San Francisco,

Refugee and Community Activist

 Sarwang Parikh

Berkeley

United States

Panel#4

"Social Justice & Engaged Buddhism"

Panel Moderator

Hozan Alan Senauke

Berkeley

United States

 Pankaj Meshram

Ambedkar Association of North American

Berkeley

United States

Marlai Ouch

Cambodian School of San Francisco,

Refugee and Community Activist

 Sarwang Parikh

Berkeley

United States

Panel#5

"What about Enlightenment?"

Panel Moderator

Nikki Mirghafori 

Mountain View

United States

 Norman Fischer

San Francisco

United States

Richard Dixey

Berkeley

United States

Ayya Anandabodhi

Placerville

United States

Gil Fronsdal

Redwood City

United States

Panel#6

"Buddhism to the public domain"

Ven. De Hong

Los Angeles

United States

 Karma Lekshe Tsomo

San Diego

United States

Ven Ru Chang

Kaohsiung

Taiwan

Miao Guang

Kaohsiung

Taiwan

Panel Moderator

Lew Lancaster

Petaluma

United States

Panel#7

“Science, Climate Change, Ethics"

Panel Moderator

Birju Pandya

Berkeley

United States

Ken Alex

Berkeley

United States

Osprey Orielle Lake

Mill Valley

United States

Kate Munding

Berkeley

United States

Panel#8

"Beyond Mindfulness in Education"

Panel Moderator

Coleman Fung

Berkeley

United States

Doug Powers

Ukiah

United States

Wangmo Dixey

Berkeley

United States

Stephen Shigematsu

Palo Alto

United States

Panel#9

"Deepening Our Personal Practices"

Panel Moderator

Zilong Wang

Global Traveler

Pema Deki

Thimphu

Bhutan

Jin-Wei Bhikshu

Warshaw

Poland

Breeshia Wade

Los Angeles 

United States