Empathy and Compassion: The Awesome Sauce

April 1, 2015 6:52 PM

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Empathy and Compassion: The Awesome Sauce

The Dalai Lama will mark his 80th birthday this summer in Southern California with a three-day global summit on compassion, a virtue His Holiness calls fundamental to our survival as a species.

As demonstrated by the steady drumbeat of crime and violence in the daily news, Americans, while more compassionate than many of the world's cultures, still can receive no better than mixed reviews for their empathy toward other people.

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