Be Calm Be Happy Course

Be Calm, Be Happy is a twelve hour course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

Course overview

Be Calm, Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation in the Plum Village tradition and covers the key teachings on positive happy living over six sessions.

Each session includes guided mindfulness exercises and meditations, group discussions and practical exercises led by experienced facilitators in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Course themes

Session 1: Stopping and calming
Session 2: Turning to the positive
Session 3: Loving communication
Session 4: Nourishing happiness
Session 5: Interdependence and community
Session 6: Guidelines for a happier life

Feedback from Course Participants

Who can attend?

This course is suitable for beginners, as well as those wishing to gain an overview of the key teachings and how they support each other. It is suitable for those of all faiths and none. Our course participants come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many of our participants are keen to learn new ways to look after their own wellbeing and to identify positive responses to challenging situations.

Course Leaders

Our Course Leaders are first and foremost practitioners committed to the Plum Village tradition. Having a deep understanding through their own personal practice of the benefits of these teachings, the Course Leaders have trained to deliver the course through in-house training and practice. Please see our separate webpage for an overview of the current Course Leaders.

Information and Booking

Each course is taught at the same time every week over six weeks, in two-hour sessions.

Start dates for upcoming online courses:

Tuesdays 12:00 | Begins 14 May 2024
Thursday 18:30 | Begins 23 May 2024
Mondays 18:30 | Begins 17 June 2024
Tuesdays 19:00 | Begins 2 July 2024
Mondays 15:30 | Begins 8 July 2024

For detailed information about the course content as well as for booking, please visit the Be Calm Be Happy booking page.

Course Retreat

We also offer a residential Be Calm Be Happy weekend retreat once every year. For details of our next one in August please see the retreat booking page.