On November 29, 2012, I spoke at Stanford University as part of their Conversations on Compassion series. The host and moderator is my dear friend Jim Doty, with whom I co-founded Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (with two of our other friends, Wayne Wu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama).
A good friend who attended the talk told me it was very successful. I asked her how she knew. She said very simple: huge lines formed outside the restrooms just after the talk ended. I thought maybe the audience just fell asleep during my talk, that’s why they all needed to go right after I’m done.