Conversations on Compassion

In this dialogue CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will ask worldwide meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg, about her life’s work and what role compassion may have played. This event is an hour-long dialogue followed by questions from the audience. 

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of meditation since 1971, and leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas).

Sharon’s latest book is Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier with Robert Thurman (2013), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995).

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. “Each of us has a genuine capacity for love, forgiveness, wisdom and compassion. Meditation awakens these qualities so that we can discover for ourselves the unique happiness that is our birthright.” 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 18:00
Location: 
Cubberley Auditorium
Event Sponsor: 
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Contact Email: 
ccare_info@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
(650) 723-8599

Admission

FREE admission. Registration is required for access to seating before the event starts. Non-registrants are still welcome to attend. Any available seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis once the event begins. 

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