September 28, 2024 12:00pm

Cultivating Emotional Balance: Full 42-Hour Training with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

Cultivating Emotional Balance: Full 42-Hour Training with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

Michael Lobsang Tenpa



September 28,
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
December 7, 14
12pm-4pm ET
$320 basic $500 benefactor $700 Sponsorship | Online via Zoom

Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is a contemplative training program that combines the insights of psychological research with the traditional practices of mind-training.¬†The aim of the program is to learn to use our emotions‚ÄĒboth pleasant and unpleasant‚ÄĒto cultivate greater levels of clarity and psychological wellbeing.

Originally developed by Dr. Paul Ekman, Dr. Alan Wallace and Dr. Eve Ekman at the request of the Dalai Lama, CEB has grown to become an internationally acclaimed tool for teaching key emotional and contemplative skills for those in service professions and just about anyone who wants to understand and control their emotional landscape better. This in-depth course will consist of twelve 4 Рhour long sessions. Each includes some theoretical explanations, interactive group activities and periods of silent practice. Learning to understand the modulations and logic of our fundamental emotional states, we will use a number of psychological and contemplative skills to establish greater levels of inner stability. In addition, it includes a comprehensive overview of the three main forms of meditation practice: developing attentional stability, cultivating virtues of the heart and looking deeply into the nature of our experiences.

Join us for this full 42-hour program for a deep exploration of habits pertaining to all the major emotional groups: anger, fear, disgust, joy, sadness and so forth.
Studies have shown that taking a full-length¬†CEB¬†strengthens one’s meta-awareness, compassion, empathy, resilience & even the ability to accurately recognize emotions in others.
42-hour CEB: An Abbreviated Curriculum

General emotional theory
1. The scientific definition of emotion
2. Evolutionary role of emotions
3. Emotions, moods, traits, and disorders
4. The timeline of an emotional episode: abbreviated and expanded
5. Refractory period
6. Emotional precondition
7. Emotional postcondition
8. Emotional database
9. Display rules
10. Emotional regulation strategies
11. Reappraisal
12. Emotional expressions
13. Atlas of emotions

Four balances
Main aspects of our psyche that affect our inner wellbeing. For each one, we discuss the concept of ‚Äúbalance‚ÄĚ, the three possible imbalances, and practices that can help us cultivate a balanced state

1. Conative
2. Cognitive
3. Attentional
4. Emotional
5. Additional dimensions: ethical and spiritual intelligences

Universal and non-universal emotions
For each emotional group, we do a deep dive into its role, definition, expression, and logic, and discuss specific regulation strategies

1. Anger
2. Fear
3. Sadness
4. Disgust
5. Contempt
6. Enjoyable emotions
7. Surprise
8. Shame
9. Guilt

Contemplative practices
1. Settling body, speech, and mind
2. Harvesting joy
3. Fourfold vision quest

1. Mindfulness of breathing
2. Settling the mind

1. Loving kindness
2. Compassion
3. Empathetic joy
4. Equanimity

1. Close application of mindfulness to the body
2. Close application of mindfulness to the feelings
3. Close application of mindfulness to the mind
4. Close application of mindfulness to phenomena 

We would appreciate a commitment to attending the entire course as it is highly interactive.  All sessions will be recorded and made available as well as ancillary readings, video offerings and any additional materials. All are welcome to join. Participants who have completed the entire 42-hour course can receive a completion certificate.

Note: Financial assistance is available and priority is given to marginalized community members including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, those in conflict zones and monastic members. Please note that the sponsor registration fee allows us to provide financial assistance and we thank you in advance for your generosity.

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Pricing Options

$320 Basic, $500 Benefactor, $700 Sponsorship

Type: Recurring Meeting

Cultivating Emotional Balance: Full 42-Hour Training with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

Next Occurrence:
Saturday, Sep 28, 2024 12:00 PM

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Michael Lobsang Tenpa (he/they) is a Tibetan Buddhist translator, meditation instructor, Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teacher and student of EcoDharma. Born in Siberia, he earned BA and MA degrees in South Asian studies, worked in social media and eventually received ordination in Nepal, spending nine years as a Tibetan Buddhist¬†monastic before switching to the path of a lay teacher/practitioner.¬†In addition to years of Buddhist studies and translator work, he also trained as a secular ethics and mindfulness instructor in the Netherlands, the UK and the US. To learn more, visit “My passion in this work is helping people find a deep yet accessible level of contemplative practice that comes out of the profound Buddhist methods & helps them establish a meaningful and deeply satisfying lifestyle imbued with a sense of compassionate responsibility.”

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