Lobsang Tenzin Negi

The Power of Belonging

The Power of Belonging

How a Compassionate Mindset Unleashes Joy and Connection


Leverage your biology to support the healing of anxiety, isolation, deep sadness and conflict with this research-tested program for actively practicing compassion.

Lobsang Tenzin Negi is a Tibetan monk turned Emory University professor, who was tasked by the Dalai Lama himself to find new ways of sharing ancient Tibetan wisdom with the modern world. The culmination of this work, a method called Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), has been proven to be more effective than mindfulness in reducing anxiety and depression (and just so happens to be the key to a kinder, more collaborative society too).

Guiding us through 8 basic steps, Dr Negi reveals that compassion is a natural instinct, and shows how CBCT can shift our internal wiring to unlock this simple superpower. Each chapter blends traditional Buddhist stories, contemporary anecdotes from across the world, scientific evidence, practical advice, guided meditation and a three-step exercise, to give us a comprehensive and memorable method for improving our lives.