Neurosurgeon James Doty, MD, will discuss topics from his book, "Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart". Dr. Doty is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), where he researches the neuroscience of compassion and altruism. He is also a philanthropist funding health clinics throughout the world and has endowed scholarships and chairs at multiple universities. He serves on the board of a number of nonprofits, including the Charter for Compassion Internatinal and the Dalai Lama Foundation.
Please join us for 30 minutes of silent meditation in the Barker reading room. Sit for a minute, or 30. Offered by the MIT Libraries. Please arrive promptly. Beginners welcome.
The MIT Chapel will be open for an hour of quiet group meditation. Guidance will be provided when group leaders are present. Open to MIT Community members.
An opportunity for regular meditation and quiet sitting at MIT Sloan.
An hour of quiet meditation. Instructions will be provided at the beginning. Open to MIT Community members.
Weekly teachings with The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi. When Venerable Tenzin is not on-campus in person, he teaches through live interactive webcast. Current texts for discussion are His Holiness the Dalai Lama's How to Expand Love and Acharya Shantideva's Guide to a Bodhisattva's Way of Life. Previous teachings have covered: Acharya Nagarjuna's Exposition on Bodhichitta, HH the Dalai Lama's The Art of Happiness, Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My Perfect Teacher, Foundations of Buddhism, and others.
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