Cultivating Emotional Balance: Exploring Joy – A workshop with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

June 18th - 6 to 8pm (Europe/London)

Cultivating Emotional Balance: Exploring Joy – An online workshop with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

Cultivating Emotional Balance is a comprehensive training method centered around the exploration of our emotional landscape and using its energy to support greater wellbeing—essentially, a greater sense of happiness, meaning and joy in the midst of our turbulent times.

Developed by Dr. Alan Wallace, Dr. Paul Ekman and Dr. Eve Ekman at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, CEB is a secular approach that combines the scientific understanding of emotions as an evolutionary mechanism with the profound contemplative methods for developing concentration, kindness and insight.

In this specific 2-hour workshop with CEB teacher Michael Lobsang Tenpa, we will focus on our enjoyable emotions—the largest of the universal emotional families.

This group of emotional states plays a key role in motivating us to cooperate, connect with others, procreate, and explore the unknown to experience greater levels of wellbeing. Triggered by a variety of different events, these states include gratitude, different types of sensory pleasure, amusement and many other experiences that bring a positive tone to our everyday life.

By looking at these states through the lens of CEB training (which includes being able to understand their inner logic) and using CEB-based practices, including several types of meditation, we can increase the role of joy in our life–and then radiate it to others.

This class is fully suitable for beginners, but would also be beneficial to those who have taken CEB programs before. Please join and invite your friends! 

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About the teacher

Michael Lobsang Tenpa 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 (including translating and interpreting for Lama Alan Wallace on many occasions), he also trained as a secular ethics and mindfulness instructor in the Netherlands, the UK and the US. 

In addition to being a teacher, he also serves as the communications and development officer for the CCN.

“I believe we can benefit greatly by knowing and understanding more about our enjoyable emotions, as they are so essential in motivating much of our lives".

Paul Ekman


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