Foundation Courses at Emory

CBCT® Foundation Courses are courses that are led by Senior CBCT Instructors.  These courses are appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators.  CBCT Foundation Courses, because they are led by Senior Instructors, fulfill a requirement for admission into the CBCT Teacher Certification program, which you can learn more about here.

For more information of what you will learn in this course, visit the CBCT Overview page at this link.

CBCT ® Foundation Course

Hold the date for the Spring 2024 Foundation Course. The registration portal will open soon.


The entire two-part course covering all 8 CBCT modules will be held over two weekends:

Part 1: Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31
Part 2: Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21



Saturdays:    9:00 am – 3:00 pm EST (lunch: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm) 

Sundays:    9:00 am – 3:00 pm EST (lunch: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm)



Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD (bio here)



Online via Zoom or In-person

$450 General public (recommend for ages 18 and older)

$350 Emory employees

$250 Full-time students in a degree-granting program; Individuals age 65 and over


Fees include all course material, plus a one-year enrollment in the CBCT® meditation app.



The meeting link and instructions will be emailed to registrants two (2) days prior to the first class.


In-Person Location

Drepung Loseling
1781 Dresden Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319


Financial Assistance:  During these challenging times, we would like to make CBCT® available to all who feel that they would benefit.  To request a discounted rate, send a message explaining your financial situation.  Clearly indicate the amount you are able to pay.  All requests will be considered.  Upon committee approval, discounts will be granted as generously as possible.  Send requests to:


Cancellation and Refund Policy:   No refunds will be issued within seven (7) days of the start of the course.  If registration is cancelled prior to that time, your fee will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  We cannot split registrations over multiple courses.  No registration is guaranteed until payment is received.


APA Approved Sponsor


The CBCT® Foundation Courses (not including CBCT® Foundation Course for Spiritual Clinicians) are co-sponsored by the Emory University School of Medicine and the Center for Contemplative Science & Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University.   The Emory University School of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.   The Emory University School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Full attendance is required to receive CE credit. 

Accuracy and Utility:  All materials presented will be grounded in peer-reviewed scholarship, and when possible, based on empirical data.   CBCT® is taught via constructivist pedagogy that puts the process of learning into the hands of the learner as much as possible.  Thereby, supporting adult learners in a developmentally appropriate manner. 

The CBCT® Foundation Course is introductory level programing, as defined by the APA.

Upon receipt of the $50 processing fee and successful completion of the course, a certificate certifying the award of APA CE credits will be issued to the individual

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Those who complete any CBCT® Foundation Course or CBCT® Compassion Training for Nurses & Other Providers or CBCT® for Emory School of Medicine Faculty & Staff course are entitled to apply for continuing education credits (CEUs, CNE credits or CME credits).  CBCT continuing education credits have been approved in the past for licensed counselors as well as other groups; however, we strongly encourage you to confirm acceptance of the credits with your professional organization’s governing body before enrolling.  Continuing education credits require attendance at 8O% of all classes.  Upon receipt of the $50 processing fee and successful completion of the course, a letter certifying the award of CEUs will be issued to the individual.  For CNE credits and CME credits, please contact us in advance of the course you wish to enroll.

Psychologists please refer to the APA Approved Sponsor section above for CE credits.

For more information, contact Hannah Smith, Senior Program Coordinator, at

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Get Involved/Contact

The CBCT® program includes a growing number of certified instructors and is regularly expanding its programming and research areas. We welcome offers of support and ideas for new applications or populations who may benefit from learning the core CBCT® concepts and skills. Please contact Hannah Smith for all inquiries, / 404.727.7446.