This panel presentation will bring the audience up to date on Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), a secular emotion regulation and meditation training designed by Drs. Paul Ekman and Alan Wallace at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama following the 2000 Mind and Life meeting on destructive emotions. CEB is a 42-hour training in Eastern contemplative and Western psychological concepts and skills aimed at promoting emotional awareness and genuine happiness. CEB was evaluated through a randomized control trial with innovative measures to capture improved well-being and compassion. The panel will include Drs. Paul Ekman, Alan Wallace, and Eve Ekman. Ekman has joined Wallace in the annual teacher training for CEB since 2010. She will moderate the panel and present findings from her new CEB-based training for human-service care providers working with the most troubled youth in every county across the country. Audience questions are encouraged.

Eve Ekman, Ph.D.


Eve Ekman is a Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Director of Cultivating Emotional Balance Training Program and volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF … MORE

Paul Ekman, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Paul Ekman, PhD, was a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco for 32 years. He received his undergraduate education at … MORE

B. Alan Wallace, PhD

Born in California in 1950, Alan Wallace began his studies of Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan language at the University of Göttingen, West Germany in 1970. He continued his studies … MORE