The Science of Compassion

Do you believe in the innate goodness of people?

I’m rusty, spiky and often pessimistic, but this interview with James Doty on ABC Radio National’s All in the Mind opens the heart.

“Compassion is looking someone in the eye and saying we are the same.”

Getting to compassion though, well that can be harder. As founder of the Centre for Compassion and Alturism Research and Education at Stanford University, James Doty draws on his background in neurosurgery, meditative practices, entrepreneurship and philanthropy to deepen our understanding of the science of compassion and find ways to nurture our individual capacities to connect with each other.

“The act of connecting with others defines your purpose, it defines who you are and sticks with you at a deep level.”

[Day 1: Listen]

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