CBCT® Compassion Training

About CBCT


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® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a system of contemplative exercises designed to strengthen and sustain compassion. Practices include training in attentional stability and increased emotional awareness, as well as targeted analytical reflections to understand better one’s relationship with self and others. The reflective exercises seek critical insights into the way one’s mindsets and attitudes can be shifted to support personal resiliency, to foster an inclusive and more accurate understanding of others, and ultimately to intensify altruistic motivation. With practice, informed compassion can become a spontaneous response that permeates one’s life.

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.

Our CBCT Offerings

Learn more about our CBCT community classes, and review our schedule of upcoming offerings.

Interested in bringing compassion training to your workplace for staff or clients? Contact us to discuss your options Clients we've worked with include:

  • La Frontera
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe
  • UA Campus Health
  • UA Residence Life
  • Davis Monthan Air Force Base - 355th Medical Group

CBCT Instructors

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