James R. Doty, MD, is an American neurosurgeon, professor, and author dedicated to the science and application of compassion. He founded the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), where he has developed therapeutic interventions addressing self-worth, stress, and anxiety that have been adopted throughout the world.
Dr. James Doty explains the neurological benefits of Compassion. “Project Compassion” has now turned into a leading research and educational institution and the only institution solely focused on the study of Compassion, Altruism and Empathy.
How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific evidence about compassion in numerous conceptions.
The Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education (CCARE) at Stanford University presents a dialogue between CCARE's founder and director, Dr. James Doty, and Mata Amritanandamayi who is better known as Amma (or Mother). In this one and a half hour dialogue, Dr.