Men's Wisdom Circle

Saturday, April 21, 2012

2:00-4:00 PM
Guest presenter:
James Doty
Inventor, Entrepreneur & Philantropist 

James Doty 
Transformation and Transcendence;
Is compassion the key?

Mindfulness has had a dramatic impact on western society with ever more science validating its benefit. At the same time while transformation occurs, does it lead to that which all seek which is transcendence...that outer journey beyond self to realize that we are all one. Science is giving us new insights into the benefit of being compassionate. Is compassion in response to suffering the key to transcendence?

About the Presenter

James R. Doty, M.D. is a professor of neurosurgery and the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. He works with a variety of scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. Dr. Doty is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, having given support to a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world. Additionally, he has supported research, provided scholarships and endowed chairs at multiple universities.   

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge.
Interested? Click here to register (optional). 
Men's Wisdom CircleThe MWC Aim
The aim of the Men's Wisdom Circle is to encourage men of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds to come together as brothers to explore, deepen, share and enjoy the spiritual part of ourselves. Through this we will break down the barriers that exist within and between us so that we can play our part in creating a more peaceful, loving world.


The MWC Vision
Eventually, we expect self-awareness programs for men to become just as common and popular as women's programs. Men's need for spiritual sustenance is becoming more and more apparent and such programs provide a wonderful opportunity for men to come together to share and support each other and develop their spirituality in personal relationships, profession and faith.


We look forward to the time when all men will once more recognize and value their innate goodness and will play their part in healing the world. We welcome comments and dialogue with other men, who are interested in this important area.


Please visit our blog for an illustration of past circles. If you're interested in participating as a guest presenter or need more information about the MWC, please contact Mario Reyes at (415) 922-4412.  
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