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The Power of Compassion to Change Your Life

  • East West Bookshop 324 Castro Street Mountain View, CA, 94041 United States (map)

$10 thru April 17, $15 day of

Learn the latest neuroscience on how being compassionate improves one’s mental and physical health. Participants will be guided in a meditation practice that incorporates the Alphabet of the Heart.

James R. Doty, M.D. is a professor of neurosurgery and the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. He collaborates with neuroscientists both at Stanford and throughout the world on understanding how being compassionate affects that brain and one’s physiology for the better. He is a philanthropist, inventor and entrepreneur. As a philanthropist he has provided funding for health clinics and a variety of health projects around the world. He has also provided funding for a variety of research initiatives and has endowed chairs at multiple universities. He is author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart, a New York Times bestseller.