https://youtube.com/live/lE-k99f0HUA Play is an essential part of our human nature and has, in many instances throughout history, taken the form of games. Games have a way of bringing us together while simultaneously giving us the opportunity to find more enjoyment in our interactions with one another. The game of chess was actually developed in India in the 6th century [...]
In Buddhism, the concept of a Bodhisattva embodies the ideal of ultimate compassion, where an individual seeks to attain enlightenment not only for themselves, but also to alleviate the suffering of all sentient beings. The teachings advocate for a profound understanding of others' pain and an ongoing commitment to make a difference in the world, no matter how large or [...]
In the modern era, it's evident that many of us are experiencing increasing levels of isolation and loneliness. Technological advancements, while facilitating communication, have paradoxically also contributed to a profound sense of disconnection. We find ourselves spending more time interacting with screens than with each other, creating a sense of social isolation. This reality has been exacerbated by the Covid [...]
Texting has become the preferred mode of communication for many and especially for teens who send in excess of a hundred texts per day. Although adults are also texting more frequently. It's quick, easy and in many instances more convenient than a phone call or an email. Texting can be a valuable tool when used properly. It has given us [...]
Is Our Use of Smartphones and the Internet Preventing Us from Healing and Stunting Our Personal Growth?
The world was a very different place in the mid-nineties when I started traveling from New Mexico to work in Boston and New York City. The Internet was in the early stages of development and cell phones had only recently become available to the general public. I was making four trips a year and spending a little over two months [...]