CBCT® (Cognitively Based Compassion Training) - Spring 2022 - Online

Join us in February for this transformative practice

Course Description

CBCT® (Cognitively Based Compassion Training) is an 8-week personal education course designed to cultivate greater well-being through the use of reflective, contemplative practices. Developed by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D at Emory University in 2004, 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 toward increasingly wider circles, beyond those whom we feel immediately closest to. 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.

Attendance at all 8 sessions is required, as each session builds on the practice throughout the program. Please plan to commit to all 8 sessions when you apply. This program will take place online via the Zoom platform.

Registration Details


We are pleased to offer this program for the community by donation during this time. Please support our ability to continue to share these teachings by offering what your circumstances allow at this time. Our standard registration for CBCT is $395. You may make your donation to the UArizona Center for Compassion Studies here. We deeply appreciate your contribution at any amount.


6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 2022
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2022
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 2022
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2022
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2022
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 15, 2022
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 22, 2022
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 29, 2022


Online - visit registration link above for details

Event Contacts

Center for Compassion Studies Team