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Compassion training course offered

Learning systematic contemplative strategies for cultivating compassion will be offered in an eight-week course beginning Monday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. through May 7.

Cognitive-Based Compassion Training will teach an introduction to theory and practice led by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, senior lecturer in religion in Emory College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Emory-Tibet Partnership.

The course is open to adults interested in deepening their understanding of the psychology of compassion and methods for cultivating it. It is also a pre-requisite for the CBCT Teacher Training program of the Emory-Tibet Partnership.

Cost is $300, or $150 for Emory faculty, students and staff. To register, participants should complete and return this form. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Other opportunities available for the Emory community include:

• Compassion meditation classes, held meet each Wednesday at 5 p.m. during the academic year in the basement of Cannon Chapel. Led by religion professor Bobbi Patterson, these classes are free, and drop-ins are welcome.

• Meditation seminar by the Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies, meeting every other week during the academic year. Sessions begin with an optional 20-minute silent meditation. This seminar is exclusively for Emory students, faculty and staff. For more information, email

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