About this event
This event is FREE but registration is required to attend.
Saturday, July 24th 1-3pm EST.
Cultivating Emotional Balance is a comprehensive training method centered around the exploration of our emotional landscape and using its energy to support greater wellbeing—essentially, a greater sense of happiness, meaning and joy in the midst of our turbulent times.
In this free introductory session led by Dr. Eve Ekman and Venerable Lobsang Tenpa, we will explore the basics of the science of emotions and take a close look at how working with our emotional energy can allow for both greater wellbeing and better service to others.
For further information & to register for Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), a 4-session program beginning Oct. 3, please click here.
Eve Ekman is a contemplative social scientist and teacher in the field of emotional awareness and burnout prevention. She is the co-lead instructor for CEB, an evidence-based emotional awareness training created by Dr. Paul Ekman and Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace. The CEB training invites participants to investigate their driving motivations, as well as the roots of their destructive emotional episodes through tools of meditative practice and in-depth analysis of emotional events.
Dr. Ekman’s writing on empathy, burnout, and compassion has appeared in peer-reviewed journals as well as in chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science. She does training and consultation for emotional awareness and burnout prevention for private and public sector organizations in the Bay Area and beyond. Dr. Ekman is currently working on the Cultivating Emotional Balance workbook for Wisdom Publications.
Lobsang Tenpa is a certified Cultivating Emotional Balance teacher, meditation instructor and Buddhist translator. Born in Siberia, he got his BA and MA in South Asian Studies at the diplomatic college in Moscow and went on to become an ordained monastic and a translator in the Tibetan contemplative tradition. In addition to his Buddhist studies and translator work, Tenpa has been working with secular ethics and secular mindfulness courses for almost a decade. Further developing his skills while studying in Nepal, the UK and the US, he has taught and led short and long-term retreats in Europe, Asia and North America. In addition, he has served as the interpreter for such teachers as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Venerable Thubten Chodron, Dr. Alan Wallace, Glen Svensson, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and many others. https://lobsangtenpa.com.
*Limited financial assistance is available prioritizing those with financial need, front-line workers, trans-identifying, non-binary, queer, indigenous, black, and other POC.