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Connecting from the heart in an age of loneliness

Connecting from the heart in an age of loneliness

A talk given to young adults that applies to those of any age. This talk was given at the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore.

  • How we become totally absorbed into our little screens as if the screen is reality
  • When we just communicate over technology we miss out on really getting to know people
  • A big difference in being lonely and being alone
  • Creating an online persona for praise and reputation
  • Learning to be a friend to ourselves
  • How the mediation on the kindness of others leads to feeling less lonely
  • Using social media in a beneficial and meaningful way

Loneliness in a time of connectivity (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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