Eve Ekman PhD, MSW

Meaning, Empathy and Emotional Awareness

Upcoming Trainings

Saturday July 9th  Daylong Retreat on Embodied Emotional Awareness with Tenzin Namsel, Against the Stream 2701 Folsom St. San Francisco 10am -5pm
In this experiential training you will deep dive in to your emotions. You will be guided through meditation training to create spaciousness of mind and  embodied experience of your emotions. There will be discussion and reflective writing throughout the day. Join us, bring your emotions, no prior experience needed. Register here. Join us, bring your emotions. Register here.

Dad and Daughter Duo On The Atlas of Emotions
Saturday July 16th 11am- 1pm
The event will be held at Palo Alto University Mitchell Park Community Center
My Dad and I will be in a dialog on building the Atlas of Emotion and all things emotion.We would love to see you there! Please reserve tickets at this link

Drop In Dharma
Wednesdays August 3rd and 10th 7:30-9pm
Against the Stream 2701 Folsom 7:30pm
Join me for at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Center for a 30 minute guided meditation followed by a 45 minute dharma talk and discussion. This is a relaxed welcoming environment for all levels of practice- no pre- registration nor prior experience needed!  Sliding scale for suggested donation.


LA Day Long From Craving to Liberation: Understanding Emotions Inside and Out With Dave Smith
July 30th 10am- 4pm
Against the Stream Santa Monica, CA ( LA!)
Using classical mindfulness practices interwoven with the traditional Brahma-Vihara practices of (loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity).Participants will:  Build conceptual knowledge of Buddhist psychology, understand the science of emotions, empathy and burnout, recognize and work with emotional triggers, practice mindfulness and compassion meditation and engage in interactive dialog and personal reflections.Anyone is invited to attend regardless of practice experience. This class is appropriate for beginners or experienced meditators. Sliding Scale: $35 – $75, register here

August 19th- 21/26th Annual Cultivating Emotional Balance Weekend and Week Long Retreat in Santa Cruz with Tenzin Chogkyi and Ryan Redman at the Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture, Boulder Creek. This is an  AWESOME IMG_7220opportunity to truly deepen ( or begin) your meditation and emotional awareness practices in a peaceful retreat center set amid the natural beauty of a redwood valley in Boulder Creek. This residential retreat can be taken as a weekend or week long course and includes daily practice, workshop and silent self reflection. This course features three amazing teachers who bring deep expertise in the science of emotion and wisdom practices of applied Buddhist psychology. The class format includes guided meditation practices, conceptual teaching and discussions. Pre-registration and more information here.




Ongoing Training


Cultivating Emotional Balance

Cultivating Emotional Balance is a 42 hour, secular, emotion and mindfulness skills training designed to help participants improve emotional life through the cultivation of constructive emotional experiences, decrease destructive emotional experiences and developing mental balance. The training is drawn from Western scientific research on emotions and traditional Eastern attention focus (Shamatha) and contemplative (Four Immeasurables), practices.CEBTT_2012_Group

CEB includes emotion skills, contemplative practices in compassion and mindfulness meditation training designed to improve emotional regulation that can provide stress reduction and enhance interpersonal communication taught through first person exercises, group discussion and dyadic exercises along side technology assisted daily emotion tracking and guided mindfulness practices.

Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) was born during a Mind & with the Dalai Lama in 2000 and tested for efficacy with a randomized control study published in the peer-reviewed journal Emotion, 2011.




Dr. Paul Ekman founded the Paul Ekman Group (PEG), when he retired from UCSF where he has been a professor for nearly forty years, in order to translate his research findings into practical tools that would equip anyone to lead a more skillful emotional life and also to enable those in law enforcement to more accurately spot lies during interrogations. His training tools on emotional skills have been used by teachers, therapists, physicians, salespersons, nurses, corporate executives, from dozens of countries. His daughter Eve Ekman, develops emotion and stress related trainings for PEG.



Past Trainings

CEBTT 2015, New South Wales, Australia

CEBTT 2014, Holy Isle Scotland

CEBTT 2013, Mexico

CEBTT 2010-2012 Thanyapura Mind Center, Thailand


CEB training in Bangalore and Delhi, India December 2015


Attentamente Mexico City, Guadlajara, Novemeber 2015 and January 201




































Mind and Its Potential Australia, November 2014

Greater Good Teacher Training 2013

Manhattan Beach, California, Erickson Foundation, Couples Conference, 2013

Mexico City, Casa de Tibet/Attentamente for School Teachers , 2013

Santa Clara Trail Lawyers Association, 2012

Happiness and Its Causes, Australia 2011 and upcoming 2013

National University of Singapore, 2011 & 2012


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