Trainings and Events

CEB Teacher Training

North American Year Long CEBTT
We are thrilled to launch a one year CEB teacher training of intensive contemplative practice and emotional awareness integrated to inspire personal transformation along side support for your teaching skills. The training is lead by Eve Ekman and Ryan Redman, we will accept only 25 participants this first year.
When: 3 Week long Trainings: April 8-15 2018; November 5-12 2018; April 2019 [TBD] Monthly online meetings for two hours and Self-paced online learning modules
Where: Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture , Boulder Creek, CA  more information here
5 Week Residential CEBTT 2018
The five week immersive CEB will be held for it’s ninth year. The first two weeks are emotion skills with Eve Ekman followed by three weeks silent retreat with Alan Wallace with 50 participants.
Registration is not yet open, more info
When:  June 19- July 23, 2018
Where: Bern, Switzerland

Upcoming Trainings

Monthly CEB Tsanga
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, 7:30pm – 9:00pm (next  September 10th, 10/15, 11/11, 12/12)
Where: Against the Stream San Francisco, CA
No Registration Required, Drop In

Mini CEB
This version of the CEB will cover four emotions ( fear, anger, sadness and joy) four facets of contemplative mental balance and four immeasurable meditation practices for resilience. This is an interactive workshop with guided meditation, emotion mapping and self reflection.
When: Tuesdays November 14th-December 5th, 7:30-9:30pm
Daylong December 9th 10am-4pm
Where: Against the Stream, San Francisco, CA

Upcoming Retreats

CEB Introduction Weekend with Ryan Redman
Eve Ekman an Ryan Redman lead an intro weekend to investigate the ‘spark’ before the flame of our emotions. We will identify our constructive and destructive responses to our daily emotions and reflect our underlying world views and perceptions that can guide us towards genuine happiness. Interactive workshop, guided meditation and emotion mapping. Open to all.
When: November 10-12 2017
Where: 1440 Multiversity Scotts Valley, CA
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Using The Telomere Effect for a Vibrant Healthspan
This program is for anyone interested in learning about cellular health and the most relevant science behind stress, aging, and mindful practices.Delve into the latest research with Dr. Elissa Epel, health psychology researcher (coauthor of the New York Times best seller The Telomere Effect), and Dr. Eve Ekman.
When: February 2nd-4th 2018
Where: 1440 Multiversity Scotts Valley, CA
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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

Designing Emotion Awareness

Presentation and discussion on developing a visual literacy for the invisible power of human emotions. Dr. Eve Ekman and Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen design and Jasper Speicher.

When: July 10th, 2017 • 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Swissnex  Pier 17, The Embarcadero #800, San Francisco, CA (map)

Upcoming Trainings

Monthly CEB TsangaMonthly chance to practice CEB with brief guided meditations, emotion related talk and small group emotion mapping and reflection.

When: 2nd Sunday of every month, 7:30pm – 9:30pm (next  July 9th) Where: Against the Stream, 2701 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA  No Registration Required, Drop In

Upcoming Retreats

Poison as Antidote: Working with Anger, Attachment, and Confusion with Scott Tusa
Scott and Eve team up to bring reflections and practices From the Buddhist and Western Psychological perspectives. Buddhism tells us that the three ‘poisons’ of anger, attachment and confusion are the root disturbing emotions that all other destructive emotions arise from. From the Western Psychological perspective we difficult emotions pervade our daily life and we distract ourselves away from feeling the contents of difficult experiences.

Our daylong will be a highly experiential training to identify and examine these three ‘poisons,’ and find antidotes from within. There will be guided meditation, discussion, and reflective writing throughout the day. Join us, as we use our emotional life as a tool for transformation. Bring your emotions!

Open to all.

When: July 8th 2017
Where: Against the Stream, 2701 Folsom Street, SF CA
Register Here

Online Training Resources

I have a series of brief recorded meditations, 3-10minutes freely available on Soundcloud.
For more information on a variety of mind body and meditation practices explore Mind Body Matters
(compiled by my awesome research assistant Jocleyn Lai).

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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