Classes & Events
Cognitively-Based Compassion Training Annual Retreat
August 2-6, 2014
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
The 2014 annual CBCT retreat from August 2-6, Saturday-Wednesday, led by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi. This retreat is only open to those who have completed the CBCT Foundation course (details below) and are interested in delving deeper into their personal practice.
This five day retreat will meet from 9 am to 7 pm daily at Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta, GA, and is reserved for those who can attend the entire retreat. Though not a residential retreat, participants are asked to observe silence as much as possible for these 5 days, even when at home, in order to maintain the shared intention of strengthening and deepening the practice in the group setting.
Note that this retreat is also a requirement for those who are entering the CBCT Teacher Training program in the fall. After the retreat, the Teacher Trainees will continue to meet August 7-10, Thursday- Sunday, in order to develop pedagogical skills in an intensive workshop setting. The priority deadline for applying for teacher training is May 1. Those interested in applying for the Teacher Training program should visit http://tibet.emory.edu/cbct/training.html for information on the prerequisites, fees, and application process for teacher training and to apply. Participants applying for the Teacher Training program do not need to fill out the retreat application form.
Cost for the 5 day retreat is $695, which includes daily catered lunch and generous tea breaks. Space is limited, so enroll as soon as you can to assure availability. Deadline for receipt of payment is July 1, 2014.
To enroll in the retreat, please fill out the CBCT retreat application form and mail this, along with your check made payable to Emory University, to:
1599 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Questions? E-mail Carol Beck, the Assistant Director of the Emory Tibet Partnership, at email@example.com.
Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Introductory Courses
8-Week Foundation Course
This course offers participants an introduction to the theory and practice of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training. Participants learn systematic contemplative strategies for cultivating compassion. The program is led by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi.
This course is open to adults interested in deepening their understanding of the psychology of compassion and methods for cultivating it. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as practitioners. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Participation in the course is a pre-requisite for our CBCT Teacher Training program.
The cost of the course is $395, with a general student rate of $295 and an Emory student rate of $195. You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon receipt of your completed application and check. Please allow two to three weeks for processing. (If you do not receive confirmation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.) Please note that once your check is processed we will be unable to refund your course tuition. Space is limited, so please register early.
Information on the next 8-week CBCT course to be offered will be posted as soon as it is scheduled.
Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
Two-Weekend Intensive Foundation Course
Due to popular demand, we are now offering a two-weekend intensive CBCT Introductory Course. This course, led by Geshe Lobsang, offers participants an introduction to the theory and practice of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training. It also serves as a pre-requisite for our CBCT Teacher Training Program. This course is particularly tailored to individuals interested in CBCT who live outside the Atlanta area or who are unable to attend the weekly classes. This course will cover the same material as the 8-week Foundation Course, and no prior meditation experience is necessary.
The cost of the course is $395, with a general student rate of $295 and an Emory student rate of $195. For more information on CBCT Course Tuition Policies, please click here.
Information on the next two-weekend intensive course to be offered will be posted as soon as it is scheduled.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultivating Compassion: Meditation classes for the Emory community
Initially designed as a graduate course for students who completed a CBCT course as part of our ongoing compassion research studies, this class is now open to Emory students, faculty and staff. Classes meet each Wednesday from 5-6pm year round, except for the first and last weeks of the year, in the basement of Canon Chapel, and are led by Bobbi Patterson. This class is free, and drop-ins are welcome!
The Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies: Meditation Seminar
Join our growing community of Emory faculty and researchers for presentations and discussion on current contemplative research. The seminar meets every other week during the academic year. Sessions begin with an optional 20-minute silent meditation. Please note this seminar is restricted to Emory students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit http://www.emory.edu/ECCS/ or email email@example.com.