Cultivating Emotional Balance Level 1 – 9 week course
February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019
Change is possible! With training, we can choose to respond to our emotions in more constructive ways.
CEB helps you create Choice:
- Whether to engage emotionally or not
- If you do engage, making a conscious choice on how to engage
- Learning how to make emotions work for you
- Learning how to make your emotional experiences constructive, rather than destructive
Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) provides a number of different, practical emotional skills which lead to a better understanding of our emotional life and support an increase in constructive emotional episodes. The contemplative practices of CEB emphasize the cultivation of the happiness of being or the happiness we bring into the world by aligning with our core values and aspirations, developing attention skills, and utilizing contemplative inquiry to investigate our lived experience.
It is an 18-week program which is divided into two parts, Level 1 and Level 2. This course consists of 9 sessions and is the first level of the 18-weeks Cultivating Emotional Balance program. More information about the Level 1 course. Level 2 will be offered at a later stage.
The course consists of one 2 hour session per week, during which we will study our emotions, investigate the triggers of different emotions and behavioral patterns, do group discussions, and learn meditation techniques aiming at relaxation, developing attentional skills and heart qualities like compassion, love, equanimity, and empathetic joy.
Participants will do a reflective study about emotions using Emotional Episode Diary (EED) and create the habit of meditation between the sessions.
February 5 – April 23
Zarina Osmonalieva has an undergraduate degree in psychology and Ph.D. in entrepreneurship. She has been studying Buddhist philosophy in Europe and India. Zarina is a certified Iyengar Yoga and Cultivating Emotional Balance teacher. She completed her Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training with Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman in 2017 in Italy.
Any money we make immediately goes back into running the centre, teaching mind training and helping people to lead happier lives through our courses and events. Any surplus goes to supporting the various community services of FPMT which we are affiliated with.
Yeshe Norbu is a non-profit organization and we value our place in the community immensely and hope you value our contribution as well.
Thus the price of our various courses and events are to be seen as recommended donations. To guide our visitors as to what a reasonable donation to pay is, we have three different "price levels" for all our events:
- Reduced price. This price is for people who for whatever reason have financial challenges, such as students or pensioners. (Our policy is to never turn anyone away if they can't afford to pay, so if even the reduced price is too much, please contact us.)
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