The cultivation of compassion is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, if our species is to survive.
Welcome to Altruism in Medicine Institute. Please enter the world of love and compassion. Altruism is a win-win situation for the recipient as well as the practitioner.As medical illness is intimately related to emotions and attitudes, it becomes central to healing to have a good attitude and balanced emotions.
Resting in the present moment benefits our health. Meditation develops this. Emotional balance is fostered by forgiveness, healthy self-confidence (neither putting ourself nor others down), tolerance, and gratitude.
Synchronizing our body and mind makes us happy and brings a fuller sense of meaning to our lives. Come inside our world. I invite you to discover our work through exploring this website.
From Berkeley hippy to Dalai Lama’s personal physician
Barry Kerzin’s journey
The American doctor and Buddhist monk, a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong, tells Kate Whitehead about losing his wife, finding faith and how he came to be personal physician to the Dalai Lama. more
Science and Buddhism – Consciousness: the Mind-Body Connection
Standford School of Medicine – The Science Behind Meditation