Buddha Standard Time
WORD (126 Franklin St., Brooklyn)

Life in the 21st century moves at break-neck speed. Despite our dependency on instant coffee, express buses, ATMs, and 140-character tweets, we’re all strapped for time and desperately wish for more hours in the day. What if someone had a solution for how busy and stressed out we’ve all become? In his new book, Buddha Standard Time, Lama Surya Das, national bestselling author and one of the foremost Western Buddhist teachers, offers an alternative to the ceaseless hustle and bustle of modern American life. Das will be interviewed by Isobeau Trybula, acupuncturist and owner of Greenpoint’s own WorkSong Chinese Medicine.

WorkSong is also hosting a vegan potluck and meditation with Surya before the talk. The potluck starts at 2 p.m., and the meditation will start at 2:30 p.m.; there will also be music, provided by David Furst.