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Lit Launch October: Facebuddha by Ravi Chandra '89

  • Manilatown Heritage 868 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA, 94108 United States (map)

Join Ravi Chandra M.D.’89 and noted fellow psychiatrist F.B. Steele, former San Francisco Director of the C.G. Jung Institute, for the launch of Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks on Monday, October 23rd. The animated book trailer is up on Facebook and YouTube.

In addition, on Saturday, October 28th, Ravi will host an open house at his home in Japantown, and on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:30 pm, Ravi will be in conversation with journalist Bernice Yeung at Booksmith’s Bindery

More about the book:

“The only instruction is kindness.” The book combines modern memoir, state-of-the-art psychological research on social media, and a Buddhist primer. Five years in the making, Facebuddha is a rich Asian American memoir, a state-of-the-art exploration of psychological research about social media, and an engaging introduction to Buddhism. Tamlyn Tomita says Facebuddha is “a very personal, often funny, warmly intelligent, thoughtful and heartfelt journey to transcendence!” Other reviewers including Buddhist teachers Sylvia Boorstein and Jack Kornfield call it “inspiring," “magnificent," “breathtakingly personal,” and “an invitation to depth and personal growth.” Ravi is depending on word-of-mouth, so please share, and read this great book!

Facebuddha is available on Kindle, iBooks and Kobo with hardcover soon to come. BCSF Young Alums are invited to use discount code YOUNGALUM for $10 off a hardcover copy of the book at Ravi’s Facebuddha launch events on October 23rd and 28th

*This is an affiliated event.