The Dalai Lama states that “If you wish to make others happy, practice compassion. If you wish to be happy, practice compassion”. According to Stanford neuroscientist, Professor James Doty, we now have the science to show it. At this event Professor Doty, director of Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) will come together with Venerable Bhante Mahinda, spiritual director of the Australian Buddhist Mission and revered Buddhist monk. Through cross-disciplinary dialogue they will provide insight into the critical importance and “value proposition” of compassion and how 21st century science and ancient contemplative practice are learning from each other.
- Date: Wednesday 3 September
- Time: 6 to 7.30 pm
- Venue: Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue
- Cost: Free event, registration required. Register here.
The discussion will be facilitated by Associate Professor Rafael Calvo, director of the University of Sydney’s Positive Computing Lab and co-presented with the Positive Computing lab in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney. For more information and to register, go to the events' calendar.