Members of Flowering Dharma along with 50 other educators, councilors and social reformers were part of four day Cognitively- Based Compassion Training (CBCT) workshop facilitated by Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Director, Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion based Ethics, Emory University from 16thto 19thFebruary, 2020, jointly organized by SEE Learning India and Max India Foundation. The CBCT is a system of contemplative exercises designed to expand and strengthen compassion. The exercises support critical insight into how mindsets and attitudes can be modified to sustain personal resilience, to foster an inclusive and more accurate understanding of others, and to support altruistic motivation.
CBCT has been developed by drawing the inspiration from centuries old Indo-Tibetan Practice of Lojong (Mind Training) which is supported by contemporary science. It has been found to be beneficial by educators, social workers, medical and mental health professionals, and others wishing to reduce stress, build resiliency, improve relationships, and/or simply foster this universal human value in self and others.
The four day workshop involved discourse, discussion, self-reflection, critical insight and meditation.
Flowering Dharma is deeply grateful for the opportunity.