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Tibetan Mind/Body Sciences Summer Study Abroad in India
Summer 2014 applications open on December 15. Visit cipa.emory.edu/tibetan for more information. Questions? Contact Kari Leibowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view PDF flyers for the 2014 program, please click here and here.
Spring 2014 CBCT Foundation Classes
Now accepting applications for our Spring 2014 CBCT Foundation Courses! The Spring 2014 courses are offered both in an 8-week format and in a two-weekend intensive format.
This course offers participants an introduction to the theory and practice of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training. Participants learn systematic contemplative strategies for cultivating compassion. This program is led by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi.
This course is open to adults interest 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.
For more information, including on how to apply, please visit http://tibet.emory.edu/cbct/classes.html.
Now Hiring: Neuroscience Education Fellow
Advisor: Carol Worthman, PhD
University/Institution: Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Contact person: Carol Worthman, Department of Anthropology
Overview and Goals
The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI), Neuroscience section, and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship seek a postdoctoral fellow to play leading roles in ETSI neuroscience education programs. In partnership with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ETSI is a path-breaking project to build appropriate, sustainable science education into the training curriculum for Tibetan Buddhist monastics. After six years of development and testing with monastics in India, the ETSI program will roll out in 2014, the biggest change in their curriculum in over 600 years. The roll out involves writing course materials, setting up distance learning, implementing on-line learning resources, fielding summer teaching faculty, and coordinating among Emory players. Implementation next year begins with an introductory curriculum, to be followed by five years of progressive science curriculum.
ETSI Neuroscience has partnered with Emory Libraries and Information Services to create a special postdoctoral fellow to play a key role in the implementation process. This is a one year position. The Fellow will play the following key roles:
1. Work with the head of the neuroscience team, Carol Worthman, to create neuroscience primers for Tibetan monastics (3 completed, 2 remaining).
2. In conjunction with ETSI and the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, assist in forming, implementing, and assessing innovative distance learning programs for monasteries.
3. Work with the Emory University Library and Information Services to support the curation and dissemination of ETSI documents and recordings.
4. Liaise between ETSI activities and leading edge Emory information programs at Emory Centers for Digital Scholarship and Interactive Teaching.
5. Participate in historic 2014 roll-out of science curriculum in monasteries in south India.
Graduate degree in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, neuroanthropology, or a related field, with working knowledge in the following areas: cognitive, affective, and social neuroscience, mind/body processes, and internal regulation. The successful candidate will have knowledge of, or at least interest in, diverse philosophies of mind and cross-cultural psychology and anthropology. Strong writing skills and interest in science education important. Position will open on 9/1/13.
Interested candidates please contact Carol Worthman, Department of Anthropology, Emory University,email@example.com
Tibet Week 2014: March 24-29
Stay tuned for more information.
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Co-sponsored by the Office of the President; the Emory College Office of the
Dean; the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning; the Emory College Program
in Science and Society; the Program in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology;
the Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies; the Religion Department;
the Office of Undergraduate Education; the Institute for Comparative and International
Studies; Asian Studies; the Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA);
Students for a Free Tibet; and Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.