The Happiness Course
with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Devi
Thursday evenings 7.00 – 8.30pm • 6€ per class
starting from 24 Jan 2019
in Tharpaland International Retreat Centre
teachings in English with German translation
Each week is self-contained but runs according to the cycle of 21 meditations,
so feel free to drop in at any point in the course.
Meditation is becoming increasingly recognised as an effective means to reduce stress and improve our quality of life, however it also has much deeper and far-reaching benefits that have been understood by Buddhist practitioners for thousands of years.
These classes follow a cycle of 21 profound objects of meditation that form the Buddhist path to ultimate happiness. Each week will explore a different meditation and show how adopting this outlook can lead to deeper and deeper levels of happiness. The teachings will be based on The New Meditation Handbook, which is the perfect companion for those attending the classes. Each week is self-contained but runs according to the cycle of 21 meditations. The class contains 2 guided meditations, brief chanted prayers (in German), a short talk introducing the object for contemplation and practical advice on how to carry the instruction into our daily life.
This course is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators.
If we train in meditation systematically, eventually we will be able to eradicate from our mind the delusions that are the causes of all our problems and suffering. In this way, we will come to experience permanent inner peace. Then, day and night in life after life, we will experience only peace and happiness.
Quote from ‘The New Meditation Handbook’ ~ by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Term Dates 2019:
- Jan 24: Happiness and Meditation: The Basics
- Jan 31: Understanding The Mind
- Feb 7: Making the Most of this Life
- Feb 14: Death and Impermanence
- Feb 21: Finding Real Security
- Feb 28: Freedom from Insecurity
- March 7: Understanding Karma
- March 14: Forever Freedom
- March 21: Developing a Warm Heart – A Balanced Approach
- March 28: New Perspectives on Others
- April 4: Web of Kindness
- April 11: Equality and Interconnectedness Classes will continue after April 2019 – dates to be confirmed
Meditation Course Card – Invest in a Course Card
The Course card costs 42€, valid for six months from date of purchase. Attend any eight meditation classes of your choice for the price of seven.
Our meditation classes take place on Thursdays in Tharpaland, Tuesdays in Oranienburg or Wednesdays in Falkensee. For details of venues please see our current flyer or website www.tharpaland.org.
Drop-in class, no need to book, just turn up!