Marc Ian Barasch will be giving a lecture on “The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness” today May 25, 2010 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Vancouver Public Library (Central Library, Downtown) on 350 W. Georgia St., Alice MacKay Room.

Writer, editor, teacher and television producer Marc Ian Barasch poses the vital questions in his new book: What can we learn from exceptionally empathetic people? Can we increase our compassion quotient with practice? How do we open our hearts to those who do us harm? What if the great driving force of our evolution were actually “survival of the kindest?” He comes up with challenging, ultimately inspiring answers. Drawing on science and spirituality, history and popular culture, button-down business and a high sense of fun, he creates a smart, provocative argument that a simple shift in consciousness changes pretty much everything.

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