About the 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 and key teachings on positive happy living over six weekly classes. Each class includes guided mindfulness exercises and meditations, group discussions and practical exercises led by an experienced facilitator in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Course outline

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

Reported benefits

People who have taken the course have reported many benefits including:

  • Increased enjoyment of life
  • Increased ability to be calm and relaxed
  • Increased control of emotions such as anger and anxiety
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Fewer feelings of anxiety and depression

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 well being and to identify positive responses to challenging situations.


For this course to be effective, we recommended that you commit to attending all sessions and also do a minimum of 20mins daily practice for five days each week. Creating a stable and strong practice of mindfulness is a habit that needs regular, ideally daily, practice.

Course formats

The course is taught in a number of formats including a six week in-person course, an eight week online course and on a retreat.

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