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Meditation at Emory

Cultivating Compassion: Meditation classes for the Emory community

Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Canon Chapel, Rm 106

Join us for a guided seated meditation practice; beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome! Led by Bobbi Patterson, we start with breath-based mindfulness practice and draw moment-to-moment attention toward focused concentration, calming the mind and cultivating non-judgmental awareness, a heart-felt recognition of equanimity, and increased compassion for self and all beings. We practice for 30-45 minutes, followed by a short discussion. The group is free and open to all members of the Emory community. Drop-ins are welcome. We meet all year round, except the first and last week of the year.

Graduate Student Meditation

Mondays from 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Canon Chapel, Rm 106

The primary service/activity we offer is weekly meditation sessions in which we provide meditation instruction in a quiet environment appropriate for individuals at all levels of experience. We also support and facilitate dialogue about meditation practice and the incorporation of mindfulness into everyday life. On a biannual basis, we provide the opportunity for more serious practitioners to deepen their meditation experience by coordinating a daylong meditation retreat. Lastly, we share information with members about additional meditation-related events in the Emory and Atlanta-area communities as additional resources for members.

Weekly meditation sessions are informal. Drop-ins are welcome.

For more information, contact Jordan Kohn or Amanda Brown.

Emory Buddhist Club

Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Canon Chapel, Rm 106

The Emory Buddhist Club is a student-led effort to provide a weekly opportunity for anyone with any interest in Buddhism to meet, practice, and learn. We welcome anyone, regardless of experience, point of view, or focus.

For additional information, please visit or contact us at or at (762) 218-2182.

Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) Introductory Courses

This course, sponsored by the Emory-Tibet Partnership, offers participants an introduction to the theory and practice of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training. Participants learn systematic contemplative strategies for cultivating compassion. The program is led by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi.

This course is open to adults interested in deepening their understanding of the psychology of compassion and methods for cultivating it. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as practitioners. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Participation in the course is a pre-requisite for our CBCT Teacher Training program.

For more information, visit or e-mail to be added to the Emory-Tibet Partnership's mailing list.