Compassion Week - The Power of Belonging: Meditative Techniques for Cultivating Compassion and Connection
A Presentation by Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi
The Jung Center
5200 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
$20 Suggested Donation
This special Compassion Week event is a joint offering of Compassionate Houston and The Jung Center.
Feelings of isolation and helplessness are at the heart of the epidemic of anxiety and depression that has spread across America. Dr. Negi has developed a revolutionary method derived from Buddhist compassion practices that have a proven impact on resilience, well being, and the ability to sustain a self-nourishing and compassionate life. Moving the practitioner out of empathetic distress at the suffering of others, Cognitive Based Compassion Training (CBCT®) offers a blueprint for shifting into a compassionate stance that is proven to light up the joy circuits in the brain. The longest studied compassion training program in existence, it is being deployed in hospitals, medical schools, chaplaincy training, school district leadership, with foster children, cancer survivors, suicide survivors, parents of children with autism, and veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. It is an essential method for supporting anyone whose life touches the suffering of others.
About Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD
Lobsang Tenzin Negi is a Professor of Practice in Emory University’s Department of Religion and the co-founder and director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, a unique multi-dimensional initiative founded at Emory University in 1998. A former monk with the highest degrees and training in Buddhist meditation and philosophy under the supervision of the Dalai Lama, Dr. Negi completed his Ph.D. at Emory University in 1999; his interdisciplinary dissertation centered on traditional Buddhist and contemporary Western approaches to emotions and their impact on wellness. His current research focuses on the complementarity of modern science and contemplative practice. He developed CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) and oversees all aspects of the CBCT program including teacher certification and research involving the use of CBCT as a protocol.