December 3, 2022 11:00am

Exploring and Transforming Guilt and Shame

Michael Lobsang Tenpa




Saturday, December 3, 2022
11am–2pm ET
$30 | Online via Zoom

The powerful emotional experiences of guilt and shame can be a large part of our emotional landscape, helping us adjust our behavior in some cases and freezing us in a profound state of discomfort in others.

In this 3-hour workshop based on the framework of the Cultivating Emotional Balance program (co-developed by Dr. Paul Ekman, Dr. Alan Wallace and Dr. Eve Ekman), Michael Lobsang Tenpa will guide us in a number of contemplative practices and journaling exercises aimed at harnessing the energy of these emotions to establish greater inner balance and wellbeing.

We will explore the way guilt and shame affect our self-perception, our feelings about ourselves, and our intentions, and then see how tender attention to these two emotions can help us access both kindness and insight—the two main wings of contemplative practice.

Exploring and Transforming Guilt and Shame with Lobsang Tenpa

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 11:00 AM


Teacher Bios

Michael Lobsang Tenpa

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.”