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10/10/17 – Facebuddha meets the world!

Facebuddha launched officially on October 10th, 2017. I purposely chose Thelonious Monk’s birthday – for reasons that will become apparent when you get to the end of my book!

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“The only instruction is kindness.” Ravi Chandra celebrates the publication of Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks! The animated book trailer is up on Facebook and YouTube – please watch and share! Facebuddha is available on KindleiBooksNook and Kobo with hardcover now available at Amazon and B&N. CAAM members are invited to use discount code SUPERFAN for $5 off a hardcover copy of the book at Ravi’s Facebuddha launch events on October 23rd and 28th, the first with a conversation with F.B. Steele, M.D., former Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. On Wednesday, November 8th at 7:30 pm, Ravi will be in conversation with journalist Bernice Yeung at Booksmith’s Bindery. 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 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 Book Launch

FACEBUDDHA book launch
with reading and a conversation with F.B. Steele, M.D.
Monday, October 23rd
7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Manilatown Heritage Foundation
868 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Dear Friends,

Most of you signed onto this list in anticipation of Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social NetworksWell, it’s almost here! The book is in the final stages of interior design, and will be ready to purchase by mid-October. (Check out my cool new website by clicking on the link!)

In celebration of the publication of my book, which involved at least 2500 hours of writing, editing, thinking and research, I’m hosting a book launch event. Please come, and tell your friends! I’m depending on word of mouth to spread news about my book. I’ll be launching my book trailer in late September as soon as the book is available for pre-order as well. You get a copy of the HARDCOVER BOOK and also appetizers and refreshments with your ticket purchase! I know $35 is a lot, but think of it as a Kickstarter to help defray the direct costs of the book.  If you can’t make it on the 23rd, I’m hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 21 at my office (1734 Fillmore) where you can pick up a copy of the book and hang out. (See Eventbrite page for details.)

I will be reading from my book, followed by a conversation with F.B. Steele, M.D., psychiatrist and teacher and former Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Rick (as he’s known to many of us) wrote this about Facebuddha:

Facebuddha is magnificent, a breathtakingly personal work that combines memoir, media commentary, Buddhist practicum and depth psychology. Like Martin Luther’s theses, these chapters are nailed on the door of the Cathedral of Technology asking us to look beyond our screens by way of reforming contemporary indulgences. As we do so our world moves beneath the surface sheen and towards the interior. Ravi Chandra’s effervescent prose locates compassion, in his own soul and in the soul of humanity, in real world relationships endangered by modernity.”