Technology has drawn us closer together, but it has also pulled us farther apart. It is easy to connect with friends thousands of miles away, while on the other hand remain indifferent to others, who may only appear as blips on a screen. To have compassion in the digital age means to return to the fundamental connections we all share; it asks us to understand how empathy and kindness can serve as a foundation to our lives, so that they are enhanced by the unusual connectivity of our new age, rather than overtaken by it.
Friday May 5. 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Saturday May 6. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM with a break for lunch
(This series includes three teachings)
In Basic Buddhism, Dungse Jampal Norbu introduces the practices of self-reflection and kindness, which form the basis of the Buddhist approach to all of life’s circumstances. Self-reflection allows us to move from reaction into perspective, and develops the seed of wisdom in our mind. Kindness is common to all spiritual traditions, and Buddhism builds upon that base with specific logics as to why being kind brings us the greatest happiness.
Sunday 7 May. 1:00PM