Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D discusses the interplay between compassion, integrity and forgiveness, as well as the prosocial techniques and behaviors that can bring these “new concepts” to the forefront of human nature. Dr. Ozawa-de Silva also shares research findings that suggest the human brain is like a set of muscles, which can be finessed for maximum potential.

Why you should watch

To familiarize yourself with the groundwork for the understanding that “both in terms of our evolutionary past, and our human development, care is absolutely central to survival.” Explore meditation and ways to practice and cultivate essential pro-social skills in everyday life.


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Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Director for the Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. He also serves as Associate Director for Buddhist Studies and Practice at Drepung Loseling Monastery and as a senior instructor for Emory University’s Cognitively-Based Compassion Training program.

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