The eight 5-Week Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training will be held in Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Tuscany, Italy from August 27 through September 30 2017 (Dr. Eve Ekman will teach Aug. 27 – Sept. 9, and Dr. Alan Wallace will teach Sept. 10 – 30).  To request an application for the Fall 2017 course, please email


It is highly recommended that applicants have a background in psychology, social work, or education, and/or experience in meditation, preferably both. Applicants should also possess a strong motivation to develop and strengthen skills which will allow them to help others.

Course Description 

The training will focus on learning the theories and practices of psychology regarding emotional balance, as taught by Dr. Paul Ekman and the relevant theories and practices of Buddhism, taught by Dr. Alan Wallace, particularly focused on the cultivation of attention, insight through the practice of mindfulness, and the qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity (the Four Immeasurables). The format will consist of a combination of lectures, meditation, and discussion. Dr. Wallace will be in residence for first three weeks. Dr. Eve Ekman will lead the training for the last two weeks.

During the 2017 CEB teacher training, single rooms, and double rooms are available. The cost per person is $ 4100 (USD) for single room, $3235(USD) for a double/ shared room. There are two payments, a deposit of $1000 is due upon acceptance and the final payment of $3100 for single room, and $2235 for double room is due four months before the retreat begins. This includes all teaching, housing, and meals. Travel expenses are not included. ( Price will be updated soon).

To apply for the 5 week CEB Teacher Training in Tuscany, Italy, request a detailed application by emailing and mention CEBTT 2017, in the subject of the email. When a certain number of the applications have been returned, they are vetted and everyone is notified if they are accepted, put on the waiting list, or do not qualify at this time to attend the retreat. If you have any questions, please contact