Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi & Dr. Eve Ekman: "Introduction to Cultivating Emotional Balance" Workshop

Saturday Jan 30th, 10am to 1pm

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

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During this three hour introductory workshop, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi and Dr. Eve Ekman will give participants an overview of the wealth of practical tools and insights the Cultivating Emotional Balance training has to offer. Participants will embark on a learning journey that reveals how the experience of human emotions can serve as a path for developing happiness.

Those who have attended past teaching collaborations between Ven. Tenzin and Eve will understand why we are especially thrilled at the prospect of their joining forces to teach once again. Participants can look forward to a powerfully transformative few hours, led by teachers renowned for their world class knowledge in the field of emotional research, not to mention their warmth and humor.

As a follow-up to this three hour workshop, every few months throughout 2021, Ven. Tenzin and Eve aim to offer half-day Zoom workshops hosted by LMB, focusing their attention on specific emotions. These contemplative workshops got off to a great start last year, taking a deep dive into some of the more challenging emotional experiences so many of us contend with, such as shame, contempt, disgust and anger.  Stay tuned, via our website and e-newsletter, for updates on which emotions are next in line!

Background Information

The full Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) class is a 42-hour secular training on emotions, utilizing contemplative techniques drawn from Buddhist meditation practice, (but not including any explicit Buddhist ideas or philosophy). The CEB training helps participants to utilize the experience of emotion as a path for developing happiness, both in relation to ourselves and in relationship to others. The training integrates the wisdom traditions of modern psychology, current emotion research, and contemplative practices, and provides a secular platform for transformation.


About the Speakers

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi

Ven. Tenzin 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 Jan 30th, 10am to 1pm
Times: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Dr. Eve Ekman, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi
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Number of sessions: One
Level: All
Location: Online Via Zoom
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