James 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 mindfulness to a transcendent connection between people. We can get beyond loneliness, isolation and depression to have a more sustained happiness, by contributing to the wellbeing of others.
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