Compassion is a trait that can be developed and expanded
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Left Quote SymbolCBCT® is a cognitively-based compassion training that deliberately and systematically works to cultivate compassion. Through progressive exercises (beginning with the development of attentional stability and progressing through various analytical meditations), one gains insight into how one's attitudes and behaviors support or hinder compassionate response. The practice of CBCT intensifies the desire to help others, allowing compassion to become more natural and spontaneous in one's everyday life. It also helps increase personal resiliency by grounding one in realistic expectations of self and others. Left Quote Symbol

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Course Offerings

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The Scientific Basis of Compassion

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CBCT® Research Projects and Partnerships

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Recursos CBCT® en Español

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CBCT® Directory

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CBCT® at Emory School of Medicine

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CBCT® Resources for Course Participants

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Resources for Certified CBCT® Teachers

CBCT®

CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a method for cultivating greater well-being through the use of reflective practices.  Developed at Emory University in 2004 by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, CBCT is based on centuries-old techniques from the Indo-Tibetan tradition.  Negi drew from the lojong tradition, a set of meditative practices designed to bring about ‘thought transformation,’ to create this contemporary and secular method.  CBCT is independent from—and in many ways supportive of—any faith or belief system.

Analytical mental exercises are used to progressively foster compassion through a process that begins with the stabilization of attention and awareness of mental activity.   With increased calmness of mind, the practitioner can cultivate a greater sense of closeness and connectedness with others, strengthening compassionate concern while avoiding related distress from empathic fatigue.

CBCT® offers tools to expand compassion toward wider and wider circles.  The practices support the growth of a number of mental states and behaviors valued across cultures, such as kindness, gratitude, generosity, and warm-heartedness.  The fundamental premise is that compassion is a trait that can be developed and expanded. This view is supported by contemporary science as well as by most spiritual traditions.  For more information about CBCT or enrolling in our Foundation Course or CBCT® Teacher Certification Program, please visit  our Course Offerings page:  Course Offerings



WINTER/SPRING FOUNDATION COURSE ENROLLMENT NOW CLOSED! 

Intensive CBCT Foundation Course: June 27- July 1, 2016  Barcelona, Spain (Course will be taught in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish).

Intensive CBCT Foundation Course: July 9-13, 2016  Frankfurt, Germany (Course will be taught in English with simultaneous translation into German).

If you would like to register for a CBCT Foundation course led by Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi, the developer of CBCT, please check back soon for information on how to register for the five-day intensive Foundation Courses to be taught this summer in Europe!  Or check back soon for information on fall offerings in Atlanta, GA.

The ten-week course typically meet s Wednesday evenings, 7:OO-8:30PM at 1599 Clifton Rd. on Emory's campus.

The two-weekend intensive course is typically held off campus at Drepung Loseling Monastery, 1781 Dresden Drive, Atlanta, GA  30319.

Cost is $395.00 for the general public, $195 for registered full-time Emory students and $295 for full-time students at other degree granting institutions.   Limited scholarship assistance is available.  Contact: CBCT@emory.edu