A Conversation: Buddhism in the Age of Distraction

10:45 am - 12:00 pm


Life was always full of distractions, but now this age of distraction has become an actual lifestyle. With our minds not living in our bodies anymore but being housed in our electronic gadgets, we are lost in the emotional whirlwinds of social media, video games, porn sites, and“alternative facts.” In that scenario, is there any chance of connecting with mind’s natural calm, serenity, and brilliance? The question is not anymore whether Buddhism is a remedy for our agitated mind and the ensuing suffering but whether we really want to let go of our favorite drugs of emotional, political, and social entertainment.

Mitra Karl Brunnholzl
Moderator: Stuart Horn, Director of Study

Conversations on Buddhist Topics provides a context to explore topics that are significant for Buddhist students as part of their study, practice, and social engagement.

This hour and fifteen minute program will have two parts. The first part will be a conversation between the moderator and guest(s) on a specific subject. The second part of the program will be open to questions from the audience.

Free. Donations are welcome.

Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl is the prolific author and translator of several volumes on Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, including The Center of the Sunlit SkyStraight from the HeartIn Praise of Dharmadhātu, Luminous Heart and The Heart Attack Sutra.  A physician extensively trained in Buddhist study and practice, he teaches frequently in North America and Europe.


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