Transforming Anger and Cultivating Equanimity with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi and Dr. Eve Ekman

Saturday, May 30

***This course will occur virtually using Zoom***

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Most of us struggle with emotions in the anger family, ranging from frustration and annoyance to rage and indignation, that are disturbing to our own happiness, and often others’ as well. Anger can be caustic for our own and others inner peace and psychological and physical wellbeing, but it can also reveal deep inner wisdom.

Why do we experience anger so frequently?

What is the function of anger?

Are there any unique perspectives that can help us manage our anger mindfully?

Is there such a thing as constructive anger, or is anger always destructive?

Join us to investigate these questions with an exploration that will include discourse, discussion, and a guided meditation session. This session is suitable for new students as well as experienced students wishing to deepen their practice.

About the Speakers

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi first became interested in meditation and Buddhism after reading Be Here Now and early translations of Buddhist sutras in the early 1970s. Then in early 1991 she became a student of Tibetan Buddhism, studying in India and Nepal with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Venerable Tenzin was director of Vajrapani Institute, co-director the FPMT International Office, and coordinator of FPMT Center Services from 1992 to 2000. She also completed several long meditation retreats over a six-year period. Venerable Tenzin took novice ordination in 2004 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2006 she became a touring teacher in the FPMT, teaching at various centers around the world, as well as visiting prisons on behalf of the Liberation Prison Project.

Venerable Tenzin is authorized by the FPMT to teach at both the foundational and in-depth levels, as well as teaching the a.r.t. of Fulfillment, Cultivating Emotional Balance (a secular program developed by Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman) and Compassion Cultivation Training, a program developed by Geshe Thubten Jinpa and colleagues at Stanford University. She has been one of the resident teachers at Land of Medicine Buddha since August 2018.

Dr. Eve Ekman

Eve Ekman is a Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Director of Cultivating Emotional Balance Training Program and volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. Ekman draws from an interdisciplinary set of skills and knowledge from her professional work and personal practice in clinical social work,  integrative medicine, emotional awareness, contemplative science, and meditation.

Ekman’s inspiration for research and training were inspired by her experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital coupled with her training in emotion awareness and meditation intervention which she now leads: Cultivating Emotional Balance, CEB.


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Date(s): Saturday, May 30
Times: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Eve Ekman, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi
Type of event:
Number of sessions: Ongoing Series with Ven. Tenzin and Dr. Eve
Level: Open to All
Participation: Drop-Ins Welcome
Location: Online Via Zoom
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