How to Cultivate Love, Peace and Compassion in a World Full of Pain & Restlessness with Dr. Ravi Chandra & Lama Palden Drolma


Original Air Date Wednesday, February 12, 2020 

Are human beings born to be good? Are we programmed to have an innate sense of love for others no matter how challenging we find them on a daily basis? Is it possible to overcome the restlessness and pain that permeates our everyday experiences by way of social media and the mass media? To assist us in identifying and accessing our intrinsic tools of kindness and compassion, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with Ravi Chandra and Lama Palden about how we can survive and thrive in times of high-anxiety. Ravi Chandra shares his insights about how social media can be toxic to our relationships and Lama Palden discusses the ways we can be compassionate even to those who challenge us.

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Ravi Chandra M.D. — How to Be Compassionate:

     ● The toxicity of social media and how it changes our personality. [2:02]

     ● The inspirational idea of equality in the Declaration of Independence and defining happiness. [8:30]

     ● Ravi describes how we can diffuse the current trauma cycle and Lisa shares a satisfying experience of personal expression. [14:28]

Ravi Chandra, M.D. is a psychiatrist, writer and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He blogs regularly for Psychology Today (The Pacific Heart) and for the Center for Asian American Media (Memoirs of a Superfan). Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks is his full-length nonfiction debut, and is the winner of the 2017 Nautilus Silver Book Award for Religion/Spirituality of Eastern Thought.

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Lama Palden — Cultivating Love, Peace, and Compassion:

     ● Lama Palden shares her story of moving from student to teacher of Buddhism. [28:50]

     ● Lama Palden explains the connection between self-love and giving love and compassion to those we may find
        challenging. [42:48]

     ● The intention of love is a very active process and part of a human’s true nature. [50:12]

Lama Palden Drolma is the author of Love on Every Breath. A licensed psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, and coach, she has studied Buddhism in the Himalayas with some of the most preeminent Tibetan masters of the twentieth century. Following a traditional three-year retreat under his guidance, Kalu Rinpoche authorized her to become one of the first Western lamas. She subsequently founded the Sukhasiddhi Foundation, a Tibetan Buddhist teaching center in Fairfax, California.

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