Trainings

Upcoming Trainings

Second Sunday Cultivating Emotional Balance Sit

Against the Stream 2701 Folsom St. San Francisco

SECOND SUNDAYS 7:30-9pm, 2017, February 12th, March 12th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 15th, November 12th, December 10th

The monthly Cultivating Emotional Balance Sit will be based in the training from a western psychological and eastern contemplative approach. We learn to understand the patterns of our emotion triggers and habits of emotional reactions through individual reflection and group process. These interactive monthly sessions will be made up of:

  • Guided attention training (shamata)
  • Emotion skills based teaching
  • Small group emotion mapping and group discussion
  • Guided heart practices (Brama viharyas)

This sit is open to former CEB students as well as the general public and can be attended as a drop in or for cumulative learning.

Cultivating Emotional Balance Eight Week Training

TUESDAYS MARCH 7th through APRIL 25th 6:30-9pm Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1545 Divisadero Street SF CA
This is the full CEB course. The learning format includes lectures, small group workshop, and individual personal reflection over the course of eight weeks, including a full day silent retreat. Registration here

Skills include:
•  maintenance of healthy emotional boundaries
•  identification and management of burnout symptoms
•  learning the science of emotions, inside and out
•  applying mindfulness to daily emotions
•  using brief heart practices of meditation throughout the day

 Annual Cultivating Emotional Balance  Week Long Retreat with Tenzin Chogkyi and Ryan Redman

MARCH 16-21 at the Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture, Boulder Creek.

This is an  AWESOME IMG_7220opportunity to truly deepen, refresh ( 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.

 

Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Reunion and Founders Weekend 1440 Multiversity

JUNE 14th -16th Reunion

Reunite with a supportive community of Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teachers and trainers and learn creative new methods for sharing your skills with diverse populations.

This unique weekend workshop with three leading CEB trainers—Eve Ekman, PhD, Ryan Redman, MS, and Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi—is designed to inspire your teaching while providing you with the tools needed for offering CEB to a wider audience.

Pre Register here

JUNE 16-18th Founders Weekend

Paul Ekman, Alan Wallace, Shauna Shapiro, Ryan Redman and Eve Ekman

Join leading CEB faculty as they share the cumulative wisdom of decades of research, practice, and theory in the field with a focus on the direct application of these topics.

Through presentations, breakout sessions, practice, and question and answer periods, you will learn:

  • Attention training, heart meditation, and mindfulness practices
  • The conceptual framework of the CEB training and an introduction to the materials, including guided meditation and working with specific episodes of emotion
  • The findings and foundations of emotion science, including the relationship between emotion and stress and the creating of an “emotion atlas”
  • Insights and reflections on Buddhism and the Dalai Lama’s impact on the surge of contemplative/mindfulness practice in the West
  • How mindfulness-based interventions are being integrated in a variety of institutions, including hospitals and schools, and what the research literature is showing.

In these challenging times, the development of methods for cultivating emotional balance and compassion is a tremendously important scientific and humanitarian goal. In addition to increased knowledge and inspiration, will take home an understanding of CEB and skills to practice on your own.

Pre-Registration Here

Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training 2017

Past 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.

 

 

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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

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CEB training in Bangalore and Delhi, India December 2015
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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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