The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 2 - The Unexpected Intimacy of Online

Mar 24, 11:27 AM

Today: technology and its capacity for depth of connection in community. Come and get meta with us about Zoom! A new podcast from The Buddhist Centre, with good company to help you through the weeks or months ahead in these extraordinary coronavirus times. Dharma inspiration when you need it most!

Today's episode brings friends together from Ireland, England and the USA to look at the very technology that connect us for use in things like this. Come and get meta with us about Zoom!

With the launch of our daily meditations we discuss how better versions of the Internet and its underlying technologies mean an evolution – and possibly a revolution – in how we conceive of Buddhist practice (and everything else) in community.

What does a mature web context for practice look like on its own terms? How might going on retreat work online? In exploring all this we shine a light on the unexpected experience of intimacy to be had with people who come to classes online looking to create and be open to a genuine depth of connection.

We also gather some favourite cultural highlights from the past week around the corona web. Things to cheer the heart! Featuring:

Samuel West's free daily readings of poetry

Laura Marling's guitar lessons on Instagram

Rufus Wainwright's daily songs on Instagram

Adrian Tchaikovsky's free eBooks via Twitter

Marco Polo app

Join us for 30 minutes of great conversation!

Check out our Dharma Toolkit space for details of all we have on offer to help you make it through the weirdness and stay inspired.

Come meditate with us any week day!

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Theme music by Ackport! Used with kind permission.

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