In Real Life: Search­ing for Con­nec­tion in High-Tech Times

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June 3, 2015

A guide to devel­op­ing a healthy rela­tion­ship with tech­nol­o­gy. Draw­ing from his expe­ri­ence as a tech­nol­o­gy reporter, as well as his Judaism and Bud­dhist stud­ies, Jon Mitchell makes the case that the best approach to this high-tech age is to relate to smart­phones, social media, and the demands of con­stant con­nec­tiv­i­ty as a spir­i­tu­al prac­tice. Bud­dhist teach­ings about mind­ful­ness serve as reg­u­lar reminders through­out the text, and the book’s spir­i­tu­al sum­mit is a chap­ter about the uni­ver­sal wis­dom of keep­ing Shab­bat and how it applies to the dig­i­tal age.

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