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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Friday, February 16, 2024
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PT

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Friday, February 16th 7:00 pm – 8:30pm Pacific Time
Registration closes February 15th at 11:59pm Pacific Time

Eve Ekman & Ryan Redman will also offer a HYBRID (online + in-person) full retreat expanding on the topic of Cultivating Emotional Balance. All are invited to attend that retreat as well at Big Bear Retreat Center.

Anger, Sadness, Compassion and Equanimity: Exploring Emotional Balance
Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14, 2024.

Register for the In-Person Retreat
Register for the Online Retreat

Emotions shape our world, yet they’re invisible forces. They color our experiences, from the fantastic to the dreadful, shaping our perception of self and surroundings. When frustration hits, the world annoys; in sorrow, it feels cold. Thousands of years of contemplative practice and modern science can guide us in understanding and befriending our emotions. Enhancing our emotional vocabulary empowers us to navigate these states. Recognizing the embodied imprint of worry, despair, or joy within our bodies helps regulate and liberate emotions naturally. Join Dr. Eve Ekman, a renowned expert in emotion awareness, for an insightful session blending ancient wisdom and contemporary science. She’ll share reflections and guided meditation to support the development of our emotional language.

About Cultivating Emotional Balance

CEB was inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and developed with eminent psychologist Dr Paul Ekman, Tibetan Teacher Lama Alan Wallace and second generation emotion teacher Dr Eve Ekman. Using insights and methods drawn from both Western psychology and Tibetan Buddhist contemplative practices, CEB asks us to investigate our inner life in order to improve out outer life and build emotional awareness, intelligence and resilience.

This class is taught by emotional researcher, meditation teacher and senior CEB teacher Dr. Eve Ekman.

Learn more about CEB

Online Dana-based, pay at any amount above $0

At registration will receive a link with a landing page for the online community that includes the zoom and schedule information for the online component of this program, along with any other helpful tips before, during, and after your retreat. This link will be emailed to you again 24 hours before your retreat.

February 16th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm (PST)
*zoom link and more information will be available 24 hours before the retreat*

For any questions please contact or visit our website

Cancellation Policy: Please visit our website for more on the cancellation policy for this retreat.

Dana-based On Line Retreat Cancellation Fee Schedule:

> 4 weeks   20%
<4 weeks    No Refunds

Eve Ekman

Eve draws from an interdisciplinary set of skills and knowledge from her professional work and personal practices in clinical social work, integrative medicine, emotional awareness, contemplative science, and meditation. Eve began her career in art and journalism seeking to create social change through transformative media experiences. Eve became a trained social worker at UC Berkeley... Read more

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