Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, is the cofounder and director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, a multidimensional initiative founded in 1998 to bring together the foremost contributions of the Western scholastic tradition and the Tibetan Buddhist sciencees of mind and healing. A professor of practice in Emory University’s department of religion, Negi is also the founder and spiritual director of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia. He serves as codirector of both the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative and the Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies.

Negi also developed Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), a compassion meditation program that is currently utilized in a number of research studies, including an NIH-funded study examining the efficacy of compassion meditation on the experience of depression.

A former monk, born in a small Himalayan kingdom adjoining Tibet, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi began his monastic training at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics and continued his education at Drepung Loseling Monastery in south India, where he received his Geshe Lharampa degree—the highest academic degree granted in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition—in 1994.

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi at Omega