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Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Foundation Courses

The Foundation Course is an introduction to the theory and practice of CBCT that moves practitioners through eight sequential steps: (1) establishing attention and stability of mind through focused attention training; (2) cultivating insight into the nature of mental experience; (3) fostering self-compassion; (4) developing impartiality; (5) practicing appreciation and gratitude; (6) extending affection and empathy; (7) realizing aspirational compassion; and (8) engaging active compassion.  Each of these topics is addressed through guided meditations, in-class instruction and discussion, and topical readings.

This course is open to any adult interested in deepening their understanding of the psychology of compassion and the methods for cultivating it.  CBCT training has been found to be beneficial by educators, social workers, medical and mental health professionals, chaplains, and others wishing to build resiliency, improve relationships, enhance interpersonal skills, and/or simply cultivate this universal human value.

Appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced contemplative practitioners, no previous meditation experience is necessary. Successful completion of a Foundation Course taught by Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi is a pre-requisite for the CBCT Teacher Certification Program.

10-Week Foundation Course with Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi

February 11-April 22, 2015
Emory University

1599 Clifton Rd. NE Room 1.432
Atlanta, GA 30322

Our next 10-week Foundation Course with Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi will be offered on Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30pm beginning on February 11. Classes will continue until April 22 (with the exception of March 11 which falls during the Emory College spring break).

The cost of the course is $395, with a general student rate of $295 and an Emory student rate of $195. (Proof of current enrollment in a degree or certificate granting institution is required to receive the discounted student rates.)Please note that once your check is processed we will be unable to refund your course tuition. For more information on CBCT Course Tuition Policies, please click here.

We are now accepting registrations for this course. To complete your registration, please print, fill out the registration form available here: registration form.

Please submit with your check made payable to Emory University and mail to:

Emory-Tibet Partnership
Attn: CBCT Registration
1599 Clifton Rd. NE
Mailstop 1599-001-1CB
Atlanta, GA 30322

Space is limited, so please register early. Questions? E-mail cbct@emory.edu.

Two-Weekend Intensive Foundation Course with Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi

January 24/25 and February 21/22
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
1781 Dresden Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30319

Due to popular demand, we also offer a two-weekend intensive version of the Foundation Course.  It is particularly tailored to individuals interested in CBCT who live outside the Atlanta area and/or who have prior contemplative experience.  While no prior meditation experience is required, participants should be prepared for an immersion experience. This course will cover the same material as the 10-week Foundation Course.

Our next Two-weekend Intensive Foundation Course with Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi will be offered will be offered January 24-25 and February 21-22, 2015.    Sessions run 9:00am to 6:00pm daily and attendance at all sessions is mandatory.  Out-of-town participants are responsible for their own travel and housing arrangements. 

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 cbct@emory.edu.) Please note that once your check is processed we will be unable to refund your course tuition. For more information on CBCT Course Tuition Policies, please click here.

We are now accepting registrations for this course. To complete your registration, please print and fill out the registration form available here: registration form.

Please submit with your check made payable to Emory University and mail to:

Emory-Tibet Partnership
Attn: CBCT Registration
1599 Clifton Rd. NE
Mailstop 1599-001-1CB
Atlanta, GA 30322

Space is limited, so please register early. Questions? E-mail cbct@emory.edu.

Cultivating Compassion

In addition to our formal courses, there are other, no-cost, CBCT opportunities available:

• Formal CBCT instruction is available at no cost to currently enrolled Emory students via Emory Counseling and Psychological Services each semester.  Enrollment is limited.  To learn more, email cbct@emory.edu.

Compassion meditation instruction, and the opportunity to practice, is offered without cost at two locations each week:

•  On Wednesdays at 5pm, a session is held at Canon Chapel, Room 106 on Emory’s campus:  For more information: Wednesday Compassion Meditation.

 •Additionally, each Thursday at 6pm, basic CBCT instruction and the opportunity to practice is offered at Drepung Loseling Monastery. While this session is held at a Buddhist meditation hall, the meditation itself is non-religious in nature and appropriate for those of any, or no, faith tradition.  For more information: Thursday Compassion Meditation.

Community-Based Courses and Workshops

Various Locations

The Emory-Tibet Partnership offers community-based CBCT courses and workshops for a wide variety of organizations including educational groups, faith-based congregations, and businesses.  All community-based courses and workshops are taught by a certified CBCT teacher.

Fees vary depending on the length of the course, sponsorship, and other factors.   For more information about offering a CBCT course or workshop through your organization, e-mail: cbct@emory.edu

 

 
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