Videos Tagged Altruism
Centrality of Compassion in Human Life and Society
Researchers, Dalai Lama And The Neuroscience of Altruism
Hayward TEDx Talk by Steve Ugbah

Events Tagged Altruism

2014 Philanthropy Innovations Institute

Written By CCARE Staff

Hosted by Kaiser Institute, CCARE’s Founder and Director, Dr. James Doty, will be speaking at the 2014 Philanthropy Innovations Institute on the impact of compassion and altruism on health. For more information and registration, click here. View the program below: 2014 Philanthropy Innovation Institute: the alchemy of GENEROSITY Agenda


Compassion and Technology Conference

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Conference Overview The Compassion and Technology Conference at Stanford is an innovative conference presented by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) in collaboration with Facebook, 1440 Foundation, HopeLab, and The Dalai Lama Foundation. This inaugural one-day conference will take place at Stanford University on December 6, 2013 and will include talks by academic experts and tech industry leaders, …


CCARE Science of Compassion Summer Research Institute

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Purpose The purpose of the CCARE Summer Research Institute, co-sponsored by the Telluride Institute, a five-day conference to be held in Summer 2013, is to advance research on compassion and altruism through collaboration, dialog, inquiry, education, and research. Drawing from several disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, genetics, economics, and contemplative traditions, the CCARE Summer Research Institute aims to examine compassion, altruism and …


Compassion & Business Conference

Written By CCARE Staff

The purpose of this a one-day conference, to be held April 30, 2013, is to present and create a dialog around cutting-edge research and best practices on compassion and business by leading research experts in the field as well as business leaders who have successfully implemented compassion-based programs in their organization. Conference presenters will present both basic and applied research related to compassion, helping, and social entrepreneurship. The audience will …


Blog Posts Tagged Altruism
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Can Meditation Promote Altruism?

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Written by Hooria Jazaieri   Mindfulness, or the moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, and environment, has been associated with a host of benefits, including reduced stress, greater positive emotions, and a healthier body image. Recently, however, research has begun to explore how practicing mindfulness might improve the ways we treat other people. A recent study, published in the journal Mindfulness, zeroes in on …


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Written by Hooria Jazaieri   Why is it easier to love thy neighbor rather than to love thy stranger? In an ideal world, we would distribute our kindness and compassion to all beings, without preference. However, a great deal of research suggests that this is not the case—and a recent study from Stanford University suggests that, ironically, positive emotions may play a …


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The Science of Compassion

Written By James R. Doty, MD

Why, in a country that consumes 25% of the world’s resources (the U.S.), is there an epidemic of loneliness, depression, and anxiety? Why do so many in the West who have all of their basic needs met still feel impoverished? While some politicians might answer, “It’s the economy, stupid,” Based on scientific evidence, a better answer is, “It’s the lack …