Special Issue: Digital Dharma – Buddhism in a Changing World
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.
Please check back in again, this page will be updated regularly.
Explore our special issue
Embodying the Dharma name of Svabhava, Vienna seeks to reignite the spirituality of zero through alternative economics
Tracing Vienna Rae’s explorations from coast to shining coast on the techno-dharmic path
Cornered by riot police at both ends of an underpass in central Kuala Lumpur, Vienna Rae smelled tear gas begin to fill the enclosed space.
Zen in the Mettaverse: How a 400-Year-Old Buddhist Temple is Evolving in Response to Modern Japanese Suffering
Manifesting connection and compassion in a digital world
Drawing our awareness to the often hidden power of technology to rob us of our physical and psychological well-being
As the latest technology craze sweeps over the world, let us not forget the grounding Buddhist practices that will guide us through and beyond our experiences with AI
The CEO of Hanson Robotics discusses the future of robotics and AI, and how it is transforming the way Buddhists define sentience
As the technology around us becomes faster, smarter, and more useful, it is increasingly important to maintain our own grounding in a practice of inner cultivation
A look into the life, visionary art, and Buddhist practice of one of the world’s most enigmatic and brilliant artists