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Well-being Through Compassion
Tue, April 11, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
Join Dr. Negi as he explores the positive impact of compassion on physical and mental health through the lens of CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training).
Living Healthy presents: Well-Being Through Compassion
Tuesday, April 11 Jump Simulation 1306 N Berkeley Ave., Peoria
Parking available in the OSF deck
Dr. Negi, the developer of this contemplative protocol, will review key findings from more than a decade of CBCT® research with various populations, including medical students. Drawing on evolutionary, attachment, and other theoretical models, he will outline essential ingredients of compassion and demonstrate it as a teachable skill.
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD
Dr. Negi is a Professor of Practice in Emory University’s Department of Religion and the founder and spiritual director of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., in Atlanta, GA. He is also the co-founder and director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, a unique multi-dimensional initiative which includes the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, a comprehensive science education program designed specifically for Tibetan monastics, and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, a compassion meditation program based on Tibetan contemplative methods and taught as both a research protocol and to the public for personal enrichment. 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.
Living Healthy is presented as part of the Swain Endowed Lectureship and is sponsored by The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and the UIC Library of the Health Sciences Peoria.