Thursday, July 26, 2012

Transformation and Transcendence: Is compassion the key?

Speaker: James Doty, MD
Inventor, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

NOTE: Jim fell sick in June and could not attend the circle. So, we've rescheduled him to speak in August

Date : August 25, 2012
Time : 2 - 4pm
Venue : San Francisco Meditation Center

Mindfulness has had a dramatic impact on western society with ever more science validating its benefit. At the same time while transformation occurs, does it lead to that which all seek which is transcendence...that outer journey beyond self to realize that we are all one. Science is giving us new insights into the benefit of being compassionate. Is compassion in response to suffering the key to transcendence?

About the Presenter

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. He works with a variety of scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. Dr. Doty is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, having given support to a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world. Additionally, he has supported research, provided scholarships and endowed chairs at multiple universities.

Light refreshments will be served at the end. The event is free of charge.

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