Back in 2000 James Doty was living the high life. A neurosurgeon turned biotech investor, he drove a Ferrari and was in the process of buying a private island when he lost his fortune in the dot-com bust. Now he is the director of a new research institute he founded to study compassion. Buddhist nun, Thubten Chodron, joins us as we discuss the connections between the scientific and the religious search for compassion.
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
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Thubten Chodron: Open Heart/Clear Mind
- James Doty, clinical professor of Neurosurgery, director of Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Standford University
- Venerable Thubten Chodron, founder and abbess of Sravasti Abby in Eastern Washington State; author of Open Heart/Clear Mind; Cultivating a Compassionate Heart; Buddhism for Beginners.