Business, Ethics, & Compassion: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama

Stanford, CA – January 17, 2014 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Santa Clara University campus on Feb. 24, 2014 for a morning event titled “Business, Ethics, & Compassion: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama.” The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University and the Markkula Center for Applied …


Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion

The scientific benefits of compassion for health and happiness summarized in an info graphic to keep  you inspired! Happy Holidays! In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion! We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining. We also think that in order to be happy, we …


Compassion. Bridging Practice and Science

Tania Singer of the Max Planck Institute has spearheaded a fantastic new resource for compassion enthusiasts. Compassion researchers and trainers have comp together and produced a free e-book compiling great information on  compassion science and education. Some of our CCARE instructors and affiliated scientists have written chapters. You can find all of the materials here, enjoy!         …


Stanford University Compassion & Technology Conference

Stanford center holds technology innovation competition and conference to promote public compassionate action   Scientists, engineers and social entrepreneurs to convene at Stanford University for discussion and contest on technology designed to enhance compassion Stanford, CA – Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) is holding an inaugural Compassion and Technology conference on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 that will include …

elizabeth svoboda hero book

What makes a hero: The surprising science of selflessness

What Makes a Hero: The Surprising Science of Selflessness by Elizabeth Svoboda highlights much of the scientific research and education conducted by CCARE. The book discusses the intersecting influences of biology, upbringing and external influences to produce altruistic and heroic behavior, and how to encourage this behavior in corporations, classrooms and individuals. Purchase on Amazon.com here.  


Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress—and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike. Stress brings high health care and turnover costs. In a study of employees from various organizations, health care expenditures for employees with high levels …

The Compassionate Brain

Sounds True presents Compassionate Brain feat. Dr. Kelly McGonigal

The Compassionate Brain Activating the Neural Circuits of Kindness, Caring, and Love Practical Neuroscience for Transformation Dr. Rick Hanson presents a FREE seven-part video series—The Compassionate Brain—that explores effective ways to change your brain and heart and life. Each week Dr. Hanson will be joined by a world-class scholar/teacher, including Richie Davidson, Dan Siegel, Tara Brach, Dacher Keltner, Kelly McGonigal, Kristin …


Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training Registration

11/30/2011 CCARE’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The program was developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers. CCT is designed to support …


SINTN Newsletter – November 2011

In this issue: Social deficits associated with autism, schizophrenia induced in mice with new technology pioneered by Stanford scientists Stanford Begins Clinical Testing of SanBio’s SB623 Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Stroke Researchers Identify Possible Trigger Point of Epileptic Seizures SINTN Welcomes Their Second New Recruit For 2011 CCARE’s Compassion Cultivation Training Program The Weston Havens Foundation Award Winners 2011


Compassion Curriculum – An interview with Geshe Thupten Jinpa

Most English speakers who have attended the teachings of the Dalai Lama have actually heard his wisdom through the voice of Thupten Jinpa, who has served as translator for His Holiness since 1985. A highly trained Buddhist scholar and practitioner in his own right, Jinpa’s monastic training at the Shartse College of Ganden culminated in the distinguished Geshe Lharam degree. …