FAQs

Below, please find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Center for Compassion Studies educational offerings.

If I take the 8-week CBCT class, can I teach this practice to others?

Completion of a CBCT class does not prepare one to share the practice with others, but rather, is an opportunity for becoming familiar with, or deepening one’s own practice of compassion toward self and others. For details about how to become certified to teach CBCT, please click here

My organization could really benefit from wellness workshops or compassion training. Do you work with companies?

Yes! We currently support staff in helping professions in the medical field and social services by sharing the practices of CBCT, mindfulness, and yoga. We welcome an opportunity to work with your organization to discuss your needs and create a customized program of wellness and professional development for you and your team.

Are you offering compassion education in schools?

At this time, we are not offering compassion training in schools, however, we work with several youth serving organizations to bring the practice to children and youth during out of school hours. Contact us to learn more.

Do you teach CBCT only for research purposes?

While researching the benefits of compassion training is an important area of our efforts, most of our CBCT trainings are offered in non-research capacities. 

What is the minimum age to participate in a CBCT class?

Our community CBCT classes in the community are offered for adults, and therefore, participants should be at least 18 years of age. Contact us to learn more about CBCT for youth or children in group settings.

How can I get certified to teach CBCT?

All training and certification to teach CBCT is offered by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi and Emory University

I am a researcher or graduate student interested in including CBCT, Mindfulness or other contemplative practices in a research project. Are there opportunities to collaborate?

Please contact us to discuss your research interests and we will be happy to collaborate or offer learning opportunities whenever possible. Send us an email