All our instructors have been trained directly by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D, developer of the CBCT protocol, and continue to study directly with him.
Interested in becoming certified to teach CBCT? Learn more about the CBCT Teacher Certification Program at Emory University
Rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist lojong or ‘mind-training’ tradition, CBCT™ (Cognitively Based Compassion Training) was developed at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia by Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph. D. One of North America’s leading programs in compassion meditation, CBCT is a systematic method for gradually training the mind until compassion becomes a spontaneous response.
Compassion is fostered through a process that begins with the stabilization of the practitioner’s mental activity, and then progresses to the cultivation of a sense of closeness or connectedness to others and the recognition of the causes of suffering. It is suitable for those of any – or no—faith tradition and has been used in diverse settings with students, professionals, and vulnerable populations.
CBCT has been found to be beneficial by educators, social workers, medical and mental health professionals, and others wishing to reduce stress, build resiliency, improve relationships, and/or simply foster this universal human value in self and others. Please visit our Research page to see published scientific research on the benefits of CBCT.