Compassion in Digital Age
- Location : Buddhist Library
- Start Date and Time : 13/05/2017 07:00 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 13/05/2017 09:00 pm
- Event Speaker : Dungse Jampal Norbu
- Enquiries or Contact : email@example.com,au 02 9519 6054
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library and Australian Mangalam group of Mangala Shri Bhuti
Co-organise by the Buddhist Library and Australian Mangalam group of Mangala Shri Bhuti
The digital age has given us more ways to connect, but can leave us feeling isolated. Social media is a platform for communication, but can devolve into
Compassion isn’t the first word which comes to mind when we talk about the digital age, but it is as crucial as it has ever been. Compassion is the difference between cyber bullying and social support. It is the inspiration for new technologies which help the world where help is needed most, beyond simple entertainment.
Compassion has been the difference between sending rockets to the moon or shooting rockets at each other. In a time where our connection with the joys and sorrows of world is highlighted no matter where we are, compassion is essential to guide the digital age towards a positive future.
This event is by donation. Suggestion: $15 or $10 concessions
Dungse Jampal Norbu was born in 1988 to Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, and his wife, Elizabeth Mattis- Namgyel. Dungse-la trained from a young age under his father’s tutelage, recently completing a fiveyear course in Tibetan philosophy. Dungse-la sees Buddhism as a practical set of skills that enhance our ability to live in a full and compassionate way. His humor, insight, and familiarity with the Western world allow him to pinpoint the relevance of the Buddhist teachings to the range of modern life’s concerns.
All Sessions by Dana (Donation)
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs).