Lobsang Negi and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy-Compassion with Training

Geshe Lobsang Negi serves as Co-Director of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative and Co-Director of the Emory Collaborative of Contemplative Studies. ” In addition, he has contributed to the development of a number of programs linking Emory University with Tibetan institutions of higher learning in India.


His career has focused on the potential of mind to affect well-being on physical, emotional an mental levels and is now centered in three areas: Clinical research on the behavioral, immune and stress impacts of contemplative practices; Developing and implementing a science curriculum for Tibetan monastics; and Teaching Tibetan Buddhism both at Emory University and Atlanta’s Drepung Loseling.” He is also the developer of the Cognitive-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) which draws on the the lojong tradition of Tibetan Buddhism to foster compassion. This training was studied to determine it’s effectiveness in fostering empathy by Jennifer Mascaro at Emory University.
Sub Conference: Science