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Inside Compassion
Roshi Joan Halifax, Buddhist Teacher, Anthropologist, Author, and Social Activist, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center and Director of the Upaya Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Compassion enhances end of life care.  The Halifax model of compassion will be explored using the lens of contemplative practice and neuroscience as will the scientific data connecting the brain and compassion, empathy, and altruism giving credence to the premise that pro-social mental states can be intentionally cultivated and effect physical and mental well being.

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