James Doty's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

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Dr Doty is a neuro-scientist and shares science that relates to compassion. He explains how we are genetically designed for bonding, nurturing and being in a caring community. The health results of compassionate behavior are happiness and longevity. He discusses many experiments and uses visual aids not available here.

Thinking about thinking

Excerpt from Into the Magic Shop, Chapter One, by Dr. James R. Doty, MD

"Do you know what a mantra is, Jim?"

I shook my head. I didn't have a clue.

"It's kind of like a song or a sound you make that helps you focus your mind. Just like you've been focusing your mind on your breathing or the candle, this is another way to trick your mind."