Ravi Chandra, M.D., Psychiatrist and Writer

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Facebuddha 99-cent holiday sale! Plus podcasts, reviews and more thoughts!

December 21st 2017

Happy Holidays! I've just lowered the price of the Facebuddha ebook to 99 cents on all platforms. The sale price will be good until January 17th! Please share with all your networks! I'm trying to generate buzz and hopefully some more reviews on [1]Amazon and/or [2]Goodreads! (SO do please write a reviewsmiley) I just got my first 5 star review on Amazon - from someone I don't even personally know smiley) (I also received a great review on [3]Clinical Psychiatry News!) It feels good ...Continue Reading

Facebuddha: My first review - and a Q and A! Here's what Tamlyn Tomita has to say!

November 29th 2017

Dear friend, My first print review is in! [1]Clinical Psychiatry News: Facebuddha Analyzes Psychology of Social Media Through a Buddhist Lens Facebuddha "is a concise introduction to Buddhism, and a forceful exposition on the power and danger of social networking – deftly interwoven with a moving account of the author’s personal life and professional growth as well as his arduous quest for identity...Dr. Chandra’s book is an endearing chronicle of a remarkable personal journey. R ...Continue Reading

Facebuddha: My first review - and a Q and A!

November 29th 2017

Dear friend, My first print review is in! [1]Clinical Psychiatry News: Facebuddha Analyzes Psychology of Social Media Through a Buddhist Lens Facebuddha "is a concise introduction to Buddhism, and a forceful exposition on the power and danger of social networking – deftly interwoven with a moving account of the author’s personal life and professional growth as well as his arduous quest for identity...Dr. Chandra’s book is an endearing chronicle of a remarkable personal journey. R ...Continue Reading

Martin Luther + Facebook = Facebuddha!

November 2nd 2017

Psychiatrist F.B. Steele wrote that Facebuddha was "akin to Luther's theses nailed to the door of the Cathedral of Technology." Much to my surprise, I discovered that Luther reportedly nailed his theses to the Wittenberg Castle Church Door exactly 500 years ago, on October 31, 1517. I couldn't pass up this synchronicity. On Tuesday, I went down to Facebook HQ with filmmaker Tony Nguyen and 'nailed' my book to the Facebook sign. Video available on [1]Facebook and [2]YouTube. The st ...Continue Reading

$5 guest tickets to my launch! Hardcover now available! And more!

October 16th 2017

"[1]Facebuddha is an exhortation to cultivate genuine love, kindness, and compassion.” Deann Borshay Liem, director and producer[IMAGE] [2]Facebuddha is now available in hardcover and ebook online and from your local indie bookstore!!! Hardcover: [3]Amazon [4]Barnes and Noble [5]Indiebound (for your local bookstore) eBook: [6]Kindle [7]iBooks [8]Nook [9]Kobo Also, you can get a taste of the psychological research at two recent blogposts on Psychology T ...Continue Reading

Facebuddha available online! And you HAVE to see my animated book trailer!

October 9th 2017

"The only instruction is kindness." Ravi Chandra, M.D. [1]Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks[IMAGE] My book is available, in ebook form! Hardcover will take a few weeks to show up on Amazon, etc. Please welcome this book-baby into the world with your purchase! Also, my book trailer is online! Please share and be part of my street team! I live or die based on your friendship, community, shares and enthusiasm. I depend on you. I've worked for 5 years on this pr ...Continue Reading

Book Launch! $15 Supporter Level added!!!

September 28th 2017

“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, ...Continue Reading

Ravi Chandra's Facebuddha book launch!

August 23rd 2017

Hi all, FACEBUDDHA is almost here! Thanks for joining me on this journey of a lifetime! (Also see below for a link to Kim Chinh’s Reclaiming Vietnam at the SF Fringe Festival, and links to the Japan Film Fest and KSW's APAture!) In September, I'll be sending out my exciting animated book trailer by Valerie Mih ([1]seeherestudios.com), as well as links to Amazon and other online retailers. Please come to my [2]launch event on Monday October 23rd! Also [3]share the event page with ...Continue Reading

Facebuddha Book Launch - Monday, October 23! Tickets available now :)

August 19th 2017

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 [1]TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE Dear Friends, Most of you signed onto this list in anticipation of [2]Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks! Well, 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 c ...Continue Reading

Announcing Facebuddha Book Launch - Save the Date (roughly)! - and CAAM on PBS

May 2nd 2017

Dear all, It's my pleasure to announce that FACEBUDDHA: TRANSCENDENCE IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS will be published this fall! I'm planning on a launch event on roughly Wednesday, September 27 from 7-9pm. IMPORTANT: I'm trying to gauge interest in this event. I plan to sell tickets at about $30 a pop - in exchange you'll get a HARDCOVER COPY of the book, be treated to a short lecture, and a dialogue with me and someone else along with Q and A. Would you be interested? REPLY YES TO THIS EMA ...Continue Reading

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