Social media
Parent topic: Media
4 excerpts, 15:21 total duration

Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 5Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 23, 2016

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4. “I am away from a social network for almost six days which is quite incredible for me. Normally, I spend time by distracting with the social network every 10 minutes. I must check and see what people are doing, and sometimes I think is it is quite useless. This is a different world. However, I cannot stop using it. I am so attached to it, and I know I will go back to the same routine when I go back to my normal life. What would you suggest to detach or use it wisely?” [Social media] [Addiction]

The Path of Practice, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 16, 2019

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6. Comment: I'm concerned about how much time people spend on computers, and I think it's sad that people use electronic devices rather than talk with each other. [Technology] [Community]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno.

Follow-up: “Should I say anything to my son who is on his device half the time during his brief, infrequent visits?” [Children] [Right Speech]

Story: Abhayagiri's computer policy for monks. [Abhayagiri] [Social media] [Sense restraint] [Vinaya]

Q&A at Sudhana CenterAjahn Pasanno – Jul. 12, 2023

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4. “I notice that some of the monks at Abhayagiri use social media. As a youngster, I use a lot of social media. You grew up when there was none. What's your view on how it's affecting our mind?” [Social media] [Monastic life] [Abhayagiri] [Ajahn Pasanno]

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5. “I feel that a lot of people are disconnected with the reality world. They don't have a place of social, and they withdraw themselves and go on the internet. So I think the fundamental problem is people [audio unclear] in this real world. Do you have any comments on how to connect people in the real world so there can be a replacement of social media?” [Community] [Social media] [Internet] // [Dhamma online] [Pandemic] [Online community] [Abhayagiri] [Lunar observance days]

Sutta: SN 55.5: Spiritual friendship as a condition for Right View. [Spiritual friendship] [Right View] [Conditionality] [Appropriate attention]