is Stanford Clinical Professor of
Neurosurgery and founding director of the Center for the Study of Compassion and
Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).
"CCARE is striving to
create a community of scholars and researchers, including neuroscientists,
psychologists, educators and philosophical and contemplative thinkers around
the study of compassion."
He says we have to go beyond
a transcendent connection between people. We can get beyond loneliness, isolation
and depression to have a more sustained
by contributing to
the wellbeing of others.