Asia In-Depth Podcast: Coping During the Coronavirus Crisis
The coronavirus is not only taking a toll on people’s physical health — it's also affecting their mental health. In addition to the virus itself, we’re also facing a troubling wave of xenophobia, a new culture of social distancing, a barrage of negative news, and severe economic stress. What can be done to help us cope?
In this episode of Asia In-Depth, Asia Society’s Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski is joined by Thupten Jinpa, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and a practitioner of Western and Eastern philosophy and religious studies. Jinpa, who for decades has worked as a translator for the Dalai Lama, discusses how compassion meditation and other related Buddhist principles — and even Netflix — can help people cope in the face of so much uncertainty and fear.