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Lions Roar : May 2010
SHAMBHALA SUN MAY 2010 47 2005 between scientists and the Dalai lama that focused on depression, addiction, and other sources of human suffering. One of the attendees, James Doty, a Stanford neurosurgeon, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, was so inspired by the dialogue that he soon proposed—and provided the seed money for—a center to study and promote compassion. when he and others informed the Dalai lama of the idea, he not only en- dorsed it, he made the largest personal donation he has ever given to scientific research. Soon, two Silicon valley philanthropists, Chade- meng tan of google and wayne wu, chairman of Accuray, provided substantial funding to help launch the center. JAmeS DOtY feelS he came by his interest in compassion and altru- ism as a result of difficulties he faced in his early life. his family lived on public assistance. his father was an alcoholic and his mother disabled. his life, he says, exposed him to “the underbelly of life, to the suffering of people in hospitals, prisons, and on the street, and to the ways that people can treat each other.” it also bred in him an interest in examining “what drivers cause people to act compassionately toward others.” when Doty became successful and prosperous—not only as a surgeon but as an inventor and entrepreneur—he became an enthusiastic donor. At one point, having amassed a $75-million fortune, Doty decided to go into semi-retirement and do neurosurgery in third world countries for three months of the year. he also made substantial pledges to Stanford and a vari- ety of charities, only to see his fortune evaporate in the dot-com meltdown. to honor his existing commitments, he liquidated his only remaining as- set, stock in the medical technology company Ac- curay, where he had been CeO, in order to fulfill “ The Heart Machine” by Jim Dine, painted bronze. COURteSYOfheAtheRJAmeSfineARt,PAlmDeSeRt,CA