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315: The Illusion of Separateness: Buddhism’s Teachings on Loneliness, Love, and Human Connection with Koshin Paley Ellison

By September 26, 2023No Comments

Have you ever felt like you’re the only person in a crowded room? Like you’re surrounded by people, but still feel a sense of isolation?

Buddhism says that thinking we’re all separate is just us being delusional. This delusion is one of the “Three Poisons” that keep us stuck in a cycle of suffering, or Samsara. So, the way out is to break down that illusion and see that we’re all interconnected.

So, what if that lonely feeling is actually a sign? A nudge to look deeper and see how we’re all connected? That’s what we’re diving into today: Loneliness, Love, and Human Connection, all from a Buddhist perspective.

Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, is a renowned thought leader, author, Zen teacher, and Jungian psychotherapist. Koshin co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He’s also the author of, “Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion.”

We Will Learn

  • How to shift your focus from external events to your personal growth.
  • How to align your dreams and goals to higher guidance.
  • Buddhism’s path to overcoming isolation and finding connection


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