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The Happiness Course

with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Devi


Thursday evenings 7.00 – 8.30pm • 6€ per class

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: 


Living Life with a Fully Engaged Heart

  • 2 May: Removing Source of Pain
  • 9 May: Healing our Relationships
  • 16 May: Developing our Good Heart
  • 13 June: Discovering Real Compassion
  • 20 June: Compassion in Action
  • 27 June: Understanding Pure Love
  • 4 July: The Healing Power of Love
  • 11 July: The Supreme Good Heart 

The New Meditation Handbook

An explanation of the 21 essential Buddhist meditations

that will lead us to enlightenment.

available from Tharpa Publications

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

Everyone Welcome!

Drop-in class, no need to book, just turn up!