Cultivating Emotional Balance

A CEB Teacher’s Reunion and Refresher


Eve Ekman, Ryan Redman, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi

June 14-16, 2017
Wednesday-Friday, 2 nights
CE Credits available

$275 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Reunite with a supportive community of Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teachers and trainers and learn creative new methods for sharing your skills with diverse populations.

This unique weekend workshop with three leading CEB trainers—Eve Ekman, PhD, Ryan Redman, MS, and Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi—is designed to inspire your teaching while providing you with the tools needed for offering CEB to a wider audience.

With the most up-to-date teaching materials and a refreshed connection to the basic pedagogical foundation, this weekend you will learn:

  • Methods for incorporating resources available through the dedicated teacher’s portal, including updated teaching materials, new emotion exercises, and a library of guided mediations
  • Practical and groundbreaking strategies for using the Atlas of Emotions, a visual teaching tool to improve our emotion vocabulary
  • Fresh perspectives for broadening your client base
  • The value you can offer to a variety of populations
  • Ways to apply CEB to prevent burnout and find meaning in life
  • The benefits of reuniting with like-minded teachers to reinvigorate your connection to the path of being a teacher.

Through group discussion, small-group work, and guided practice teaching sessions, you will increase your confidence, deepen your understanding of the versatility of CEB, and take a break from your usual schedule to gather with those who share your passion for giving others the lifelong rewards of tools for emotional balance.

Relax into a refreshing weekend as you improve your skills and receive updated content for your toolkit.

Faculty Bio

Eve Ekman

Eve Ekman is a stress, emotion, and empathy postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. The daughter of Paul Ekman, a pioneering founder of the field of emotion research, Eve is an internationally sought-after trainer of emotion regulation and mindfulness skills.

Her research interests are inspired by her past experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital and her training in Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), an applied emotion-regulation and mindfulness intervention.

At the Osher Center, Eve continues to refine the framework, research, and training in the areas of meaning, empathy, and burnout. She provides trainings based on CEB to a wide array of clients in technology, health care, criminal justice, law, and education. She has also led a training for Wisdom 2.0, and gave a TEDx talk at California State East Bay.

In 2012, an Elle magazine profile introduced Eve’s research into mainstream media.

Ryan Redman

Ryan Redman is cofounder and executive director of the Flourish Foundation, a social nonprofit dedicated to promoting contemplative practices in communities for the purpose of achieving mental balance and universal compassion.

He is also a certified instructor of Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) and serves as a core faculty member of the Inner Kids Program. He has been teaching contemplative-based practices in Sun Valley, Idaho, for the past 15 years.

Ryan developed an interest in contemplative practices at an early age. In his early 20s he spent three years in India, deepening his personal practice and furthering his understanding of various traditions. He holds a master’s degree in contemplative education from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and continues to study meditation with B. Alan Wallace.

Ryan is actively involved in local community service as a Rotarian and hospice volunteer, and each year he leads international service projects to Central America and Asia.

Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi, an ordained Buddhist nun and dharma teacher, has been studying and practicing Buddhism for more than 30 years. In 1991 she bought a one-way ticket to India and became a student of the Dalai Lama, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

In 2006, she completed a six-year solitary meditation retreat and since then has been teaching at Buddhist centers in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. She is a visiting teacher for the Liberation Prison Project, having taught Buddhist meditation and philosophy in prisons in the United States, Colombia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Tenzin Chogkyi is also a certified teacher of Cultivating Emotional Balance, a secular program for dealing with emotions, developed by B. Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman at the Dalai Lama’s request. She is passionate about prison reform, animal rights, and bringing an end to human trafficking and other modern forms of slavery.

Why Attend

  • Increase the impact of how you teach the CEB by receiving the most up-to-date information, coaching, and guidance.

  • Get answers to your CEB questions by spending time with leading CEB teacher trainers.

  • Relax in a retreat atmosphere, reconnect to your experience of joy, and remember your purpose for teaching CEB.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    Must have participated in a CEB Teacher Training from 2010–2016

  • Experience Level

    Some experience required.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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