Trainings and Events

Upcoming Trainings

Monthly CEB Meditations
Monthly chance to practice CEB with brief guided meditations, emotion related talk and small group emotion mapping and reflection.
When: 2nd Sunday of every month, Winter Break back 2019 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13)
Where: Against the Stream San Francisco, CA
No Registration Required, Drop In

CEB Day Long
This daylong will begin with silence and contemplation through guided meditations and reflective writing. The afternoon will be a larger investigation of who we work with our emotions using contemplative skills including: mapping our emotion episodes, applying targeted heart practices to our regrettable emotional episodes and delving in to an embodied awareness of our emotions.
When: December 9th 10am-4pm
Where: Against the Stream, San Francisco, CA
Info and pre-register here or drop in day of

Full CEB Course at UCSF Osher Center
This 8 week CEB is the full evidenced-based training that was created during a meeting between behavioral scientists and Buddhist scholars at the request of the Dalai Lama in 2000. Combining contemporary scientific emotion research, mindfulness, and Immeasurable practices of the heart (loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity), this class series will give participants new tools for working with emotion.This class is open to all levels of meditation experience, including advanced practitioners and beginners.
When:Wednesdays, March 14 – May 2, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Daylong retreat on Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: UCSF Osher Center, 1545 Divisadero
Info and Registration

Upcoming Retreats

The Science of Cell Aging, Emotional Balance and Optimal Living
Join Emotion, Stress and Aging researchers Drs. Elissa Epel and Eve Ekman for an in depth exploration of the science of mind and body with contemplative practices. We want you to truly, deeply and at a cellular level, know thyself with your own data, self-reflctive insight, and practices to increase vitality.
This program is for anyone interested in learning about the science behind stress, aging, cellular health, and mindful practices, and for health and mental health professionals who want to use this in their practice.
Register here:

When: February 2nd-4th 2018
Where: 1440 Multiversity Scotts Valley, CA
Register and more Info

Cultivating Emotional Balance Master Class
Founding teacher and renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace with Eve Ekman will present the full 42 hour CEB for the first time in North America. The workshop will deepen your understanding of the science behind Cultivating Emotional Balance and provide a direct experience of the tangible benefits it provides for you in your professional and personal life.
When: February 23rd-March 1st 2018
Where: Garrison Institute, New York
More info and registration

CEB Teacher Training

The Last 5 Week Residential CEBTT 2018
The five week immersive CEB will be held for it’s ninth and final year with Alan and Eve. During the first two weeks, Eve Ekman will teach the theories and practices of the psychology of emotional balance. In the latter three weeks, Dr. Alan Wallace will teach the relevant theories and practices of Buddhism, particularly focusing on the cultivation of attention, insight through the practice of mindfulness and heart practices.
When:  June 19- July 23, 2018
Where: Landguet Ried Bern, Switzerland
For an application write here

North American Year Long CEBTT
We are launching our first year long teacher training lead by Eve Ekman and Ryan Redman in 2018. The training includes two week long retreats, monthly webinars and self paced meditation practices and reflection to develop key skills for contemplation, emotional awareness and teaching. We have closed registration for 2018. If you are interested in 2019 please visit our web page for more information.


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 2017, Pomaia, Italy

CEBTT 2016, Alicante Spain

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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