Richard Martini
16 min readDec 3, 2021


I’m appearing at an “Afterlife Conference” in February. My old friend Professor Robert Thurman is hosting the event through Menla, the non profit organization set up by the Dalai Lama for Friends of Tibet. Robert is both an engaging speaker, a sage and a teacher of Buddhist philosophy, and I have had the privilege to travel to both India and Tibet with him and hear his insight into many things, including the afterlife. I could argue that without being allowed to accompany him to a trip around Mt. Kailash, I wouldn’t have done any of my flipside story telling.


Based on the research I’ve been doing into “how to stay in touch with the flipside” — (“Tuning Into the Afterlife”) I’ve been invited to be part of this teaching conference. Others who will participate are Deepak Chopra, Dr. Eben Alexander and fascinating speakers, so it’s an august group to be associated with.

I will be talking about the new book “Tuning Into the Afterlife: Staying in Touch with the Flipside” — and discussing the latest research, as well as the unusual methods I’ve used to film people reaching out to the flipside and learning new information about doing so. (Cannot be cryptomnesia if it’s new information.)

I’m happy to share the link — there’s a fee to sign up that goes to the organization and I can suggest that if one can afford it, there will be some really interesting, sage folks participating that will make it worth anyone’s while to hear what they have to say about the journey.

So for serious students of the flipside (I say that tongue in cheek) or for those who want to explore THE ART OF DYING TO LIVE here’s the first notice of it:

The Art of Dying to Live: An Exploration of Life, Death, and the Afterlife

February 23–27, 2022

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in our online conference and practice retreat, The Art of Dying to Live.
This is THUS | Menla’s new incarnation of a powerfully transformative event Tibet House US launched with the New York Open Center 20 years ago, which introduced thousands to the cheerful exploration of the realities of death and dying as the doorway to living ever more vibrantly in the precious moments of life. Over these five days, experienced practitioners will present visions and…



Richard Martini

Best selling author (kindle) “Flipside” “Its a Wonderful Afterlife” “Hacking the Afterlife” “Backstage Pass to the Flipside” writer/director of 8 feature films