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Book Launch, Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks!

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Ravi Chandra is pleased to announce the release of FACEBUDDHA: TRANSCENDENCE IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS! My reviewers say FACEBUDDHA is "Breathtakingly personal!" "Magnificent!" "Inspiring!" (see below)

www.facebuddha.co

After five years of work, much research, thought, and meditation, FACEBUDDHA is on the launching pad. On Monday, October 23rd, join Ravi for a reading from his book, view the book trailer, and enjoy his conversation with noted psychiatrist and teacher F.B. Steele, former director of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Light appetizers (From Rice Paper Scissors) and beverages will be served. Can't make this event? Then come to Ravi's open house at his office between 1-4 pm Saturday, October 28th to pick up a copy of FACEBUDDHA.

Either ticket comes with a hardcover, fresh off the press copy of FACEBUDDHA.

(I know $30-35 is a lot to ask; the cover price is $30 though, and you could consider this a donation to my unofficial Kickstarter campaign to hopefully recover my direct printing, production and marketing costs. Thanks!)

Monday October 23rd
Launch, reading and conversation - with copy of book
Doors open 6:30 pm. Event starts at 7 pm,
Manilatown Heritage Foundation (co-sponsor of event)
868 Kearny Street, San Francisco (close to Powell BART Station, and Portsmouth Square Garage)

Saturday, October 28th
Open House at Ravi's office, to just pick up your copy of the book and hang out
1-4 pm
1734 Fillmore Street, San Francisco

Advance praise for Facebuddha:

“I heartily recommend Facebuddha, a wonderfully written, exciting and at times elegiac and rhapsodic presentation of the potentials and difficulties of connecting in relationship – especially in our modern age of technology and as seen through a Buddhist lens. Ravi Chandra is a wonderful storyteller, a psychiatrist, a Buddhist student and teacher, an Asian American, and an able, eloquent writer with the capacity and personal experience to address all the contemporary issues this book brings together. I think Facebuddha will be inspiring to many, many people.”
Sylvia Boorstein, Ph.D., Buddhist teacher and author
Co-founder, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Facebuddha is both personal journey and social commentary, a good-hearted meander across cultural, artistic and occupational worlds that explores a deep concern for our modern dilemmas with the perspective of a devoted Buddhist.”
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Buddhist teacher and author
Co-founder Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Facebuddha is magnificent, a breathtakingly personal work that combines memoir, media commentary, Buddhist practicum and depth psychology. Like Martin Luther’s theses, these chapters are nailed on the door of the Cathedral of Technology asking us to look beyond our screens by way of reforming contemporary indulgences. As we do so our world moves beneath the surface sheen and towards the interior. Ravi Chandra’s effervescent prose locates compassion, in his own soul and in the soul of humanity, in real world relationships endangered by modernity. ”
F.B. Steele, M.D., psychiatrist and teacher
Former Executive Director, C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco


(Cover image by Tenzing Rigdol, design by Viet Le)

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