Compassion with Dr. James R. Doty & Erika Bennett
“Love is embracing the other, and recognizing that ultimately, the other is you. When you care for the other, you are actually caring for yourself.” —Dr. James Doty
James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He works with a variety of scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. Through CCARE, Dr. Doty has overseen the development of a variety of techniques, apps and programs to address issues of stress, anxiety and burnout through the lens of compassion that are used around the world and have positively changed the lives of hundreds of thousands.
He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Doty is an inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, having given support to charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world. He has supported research, provided scholarships, and endowed chairs at multiple universities.
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