Episode 45

Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart

With Dr. James R. Doty
Episode 45

Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart

With Dr. James R. Doty

Pioneering Compassion Researcher. Neurosurgeon. Stanford Professor. Bestselling Author.

Dr. Doty is a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, and the founder of Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford, of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He works with scientists from a number of disciplines to examine the neural bases for compassion and altruism.

  • So beautiful. Gratitude, compassion, respect, generosity are the values we need to cultivate in our relationships with the earth, each other and the creatures with whom we share this existence. Thank you for this reminder.

Throughout his luminous life and career, Dr. Doty has continued to wear many hats: he is an inventor and holds multiple patents; a successful entrepreneur and former CEO of Accuray; an advisor to leading medical device companies and corporations including Apple, Google, and Microsoft; a philanthropist, serves on the board of a number of nonprofits, has supported several charitable organizations in peace and healthcare initiatives, and provided scholarships and held chairs at multiple universities.

Dr. Doty is also the author of Into the Magic Shop, a New York Times and international bestseller, that has been translated into over 30 languages. He is also a friend and associate of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders including Amma, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, His Holiness Pope Francis, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Eckhart Tolle, Werner Erhard, Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh and more.

In this episode of Intersections, Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa has a conversation with Dr. James R. Doty on the topic “Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart”.

“The brain and the heart, working together, can make the most extraordinary magic there is.”
Dr. James R. Doty

Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart - Part I

How can you unshackle yourself from the baggage of troubled memories, strained relationships and negative experiences? What does modern science reveal about the brain-heart connection on how to manifest your greatest desires? And are there some time-tested and scientifically-validated techniques that can help you manifest them?

The episode “Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart - Part I” offers key insights on:

  • A powerful moment he experienced as a 12-year old that completely changed his life trajectory—from anxiety and despair to the highest corridors of success and happiness
  • How to unshackle yourself from the baggage of troubled memories, strained relationships and negative experiences
  • A time-tested and scientifically-validated method to manifest your greatest desires by tapping into the secrets of the mind-heart connection

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Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart - Part II

Does the heart have an intelligence of its own, and if so, how can we learn to harness it? What does it truly mean to lead with an open heart, and what do we stand to gain from it? What are some ordinary practices we can inculcate today that can potentially bring extraordinary impact, both in our own lives and that of others?

The episode “Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart - Part II” offers key insights on:

  • The latest scientific insights on how the heart plays a pivotal role in shaping our journey to our full potential
  • Inspiring stories from his life journey that illuminates the power of compassion in our daily lives
  • A powerful method to tap into the intelligence of our hearts (and minds), in the service of our greatest aspirations in life and leadership

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