Ravi Chandra

Ravi Chandra

Ravi Chandra, M.D. is a psychiatrist, writer, and compassion educator in San Francisco, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He writes for Psychology Today and East Wind eZine, where his longform essays are written “at the intersection of Black and Asian lives.” His debut documentary, The Bandaged Place: From AIDS to COVID and Racial Justice won Best Film at the 2021 Cannes Independent Film Festival, and is available to stream on Vimeo on-demand. (Use code “Awake” at checkout for a 20% discount, while supplies last.) Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks is his full-length nonfiction debut, and is the winner of the 2017 Nautilus Silver Book Award for Religion/Spirituality of Eastern Thought. He also teaches Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion Cultivation Training Workshops through his non-profit organization SF Love Dojo. Information on his other books, workshops, films and performances is available at www.RaviChandraMD.com.


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