Naropa Participates in Science of Compassion Conference in Telluride, Colorado
Boulder, Colorado (July 12, 2012) - Naropa University will be participating in "The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures, and Interventions," in Telluride, Colorado, July 19-22, 2012.
Naropa Faculty including Judith Simmer-Brown, PhD (Professor, Religious Studies), Richard Brown, Associate Professor, Contemplative Education, Peter Grossenbacher, PhD, Associate Professor, Contemplative Psychology and Naropa Conscious Laboratory Director, Jane Carpenter-Cohen, Associate Professor, as well as Carol Blackshire-Belay, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, will be leading a panel discussion at the conference.
The Science of Compassion conference convenes a unique group of leading world experts in the fields of altruism, compassion, and service to present their latest research. The Science of Compassion is the first large-scale international conference of its kind dedicated to scientific inquiry into compassion.
Compassion As Scientific Inquiry
An adaptive pro-social emotion and a virtuous trait broadly condoned across humanistic and spiritual traditions, compassion has only recently gained the attention of science. The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures and Interventions conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity for expert and aspiring researchers as well as community members to delve deeper into the science behind compassion, altruism, social connection and service.
Over the course of three days, leading scientists will participate panel discussions interwoven with guided experiential exercises, breakout discussion sessions and a poster session to provide a dynamic, interactive learning experience.