On Monday, May 18th, 2015, at 12 noon in Room N-217 of the UCSF School of Nursing at the Parnassus Heights campus, the Department of Spiritual Care Services will host Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., the long-time English translator of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, in conversation with David Bullard, Ph.D., clinical professor of medical psychology (psychiatry) at the UCSF School of Medicine and a member of our department’s Professional Advisory Group. The two will discuss Thupten Jinpa’s latest book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, which is based on experiments he helped formulate in the Compassion Cultivation Training program he co-created at Stanford University. He will discuss how the benefits of developing greater compassion may be even more life-changing than the practice of mindfulness. The event is free and open to the public; all are welcome! Contact our department’s main office at 415-353-1941 for more information.