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The Emory-Tibet Partnership (ETP) is a unique educational endeavor, bringing together the best of the Western and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual traditions for their mutual enrichment and for the discovery of new knowledge.  Our programs explore the convergence of science and inner values in an effort to address humanity’s greatest problems on more than a material level.  By advancing an understanding of reality that incorporates both heart and mind, we believe we can find better ways to relieve human suffering. 

I deeply value my close association with Emory University and have always appreciated Emory’s leading role in developing innovative programs that draw on the strengths of Tibetan and Western civilizations for the mutual enrichment of our two traditions.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

This work takes many forms, beginning with a facilitation of Emory College’s academic and cultural exchange programs.   Emory offers two unique study abroad programs: the Tibetan Studies Semester Abroad program, and the Tibetan Mind-Body Sciences Summer Abroad program, both offered via a partnership with the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (IBD) in Dharamsala, India. 

Additionally, ETP assists with academic courses related to topics in Tibetan Buddhism, meditation, the psychology of human flourishing, and Tibetan language and culture in the Department of Religion and in Middle-Eastern and South Asian Studies, as well as drawing on its many distinctive relationships to bring visiting scholars, artists, and public figures to Emory’s campus for presentations, workshops, and residencies, including an annual Tibet Week.

ETP has two, signature programs: Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) and the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI), both featured on this site.  Additionally, ETP houses the Emory-Tibet Medical Initiative (ETMI), a pioneering program creating a dialogue between allopathic and traditional Tibetan medicine through educational programs and research into traditional Tibetan medicines.

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD serves as the director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership.

To view footage from select Emory-Tibet Partnership past events, please visit our YouTube channel.

Stay up-to-date on all events and happenings of the Emory-Tibet Partnership: e-mail tibet@emory.edu to be added to our listserv.

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ETSI in Economics and Political Weekly

ETSI Receives $1m Grant from Dalai Lama Trust

Mental Fitness Magazine: "Emory-Tibet Partnership Strengthens the Power of Compassion."

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: "A new era for mind studies: training investigators in both scientific and contemplative methods of inquiry"

New York Times: A Bridge Between Western Science and Eastern Faith

AJC: the Dalai Lama visits Metro Atlanta

Tibetan Buddhist Monks prepare for life after college

AJC: Tibetan Monks Attend Emory

Arts ATL Review: "'Sukyi Nyima' brings colorful Tibetan folk opera to Emory"

Atlanta Magazine: "East studies West at Emory"

The Greater Good Science Center: Training Kids for Kindness

CNN: Medical advice from the Dalai Lama's doctor

"Reaching Out to Tibetan Refugees" International Educator Article

Emory Report: "Compassion Meditation May Boost Neural Basis of Empathy"

Geshe Lobsang receives Outstanding Social Service Award from Drepung Loseling Monastery in India

Tibetan monks tackle science in the Indian hills (Associated Press, July 3)

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