Geshe-la is showing actual data slides with graphs from his papers. For example showing that comparing mindfulness training versus compassion training, mindfulness training reduced reactivity of both positive and negative emotion to negative images, while compassion training increased negative emotion reaction slightly. And yet mindfulness did not decrease clinical depression scores nearly as much as compassion. I highly recommend Lobsang Tenzin Negi’s papers, I will have to go back and re read them myself now.

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi Ph.D. Is talking about Emory university’s cognitively based compassion training, which I guess is a competitor to Stanford’s program. Six key components to cultivate:
Attentional stability
Insight into thoughts and emotions
Self compassion
Impartiality
Affectionate love and empathy
Strengthening compassion

Geshe says that from his Buddhist perspective “self compassion” seemed strange, but he bases it on a Tibetan term for a deep motivation to emerge from the unhealthy patterns, transform them. I did not catch the Tibetan term.