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Special Issue: Digital Dharma – Buddhism in a Changing World

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Our world is changing, our societies are evolving, and our day-to-day lives are adapting and adjusting to an unfamiliar new virtual reality that is unfolding before us. This technological sea change, led by increasingly pervasive digital technologies and online media platforms, the powerful currency of raw data, and advances in decentralized data management and artificial intelligence, has drawn comparisons to the invention of the printing press and the industrial revolution.

BDG’s Special Issue: Digital Dharma – Buddhism in a Changing World seeks to examine some of the issues and challenges that will accompany this seismic societal shift. In particular, we shall look at the ways in which Buddhist practitioners and communities—virtual and physical—are responding to this evolving digital landscape, and we will endeavor to explore emerging confluences of spiritual practice, compassionate action, and digital technology, and how technological innovation might complement the timeless wisdom of the Buddhadharma.

The digital age will surely be a source of profound challenge, change, and opportunity. We hope that you will join us in our exploration of these new frontiers and how they may be leveraged as compassionate, caring, and socially engaged spiritual tools for the benefit of all beings.

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