Date(s) - 09/11/2022 - 14/12/2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Be Calm Be Happy is a 6-week online mindfulness course based on well-loved & practical teachings of mindfulness from Thich Nhat Hanh
About this event
‘Be Calm, Be Happy’ is a mindfulness course inviting you to explore simple and concrete ways to generate energy and well-being and release the stresses and strains of daily life.
- Increased enjoyment of life
- Increased ability to be calm and relaxed
- Increased ability to cope with strong emotions
- Improved sleep quality
- Fewer feelings of anxiety and low mood
In the 6 consecutive sessions (two hours per session) we will teach you how to meditate effortlessly, so that you can ease painful thoughts and emotions; you will also be encouraged to use mindfulness practices to bring joy into your daily life.
“This has been a life-changing experience”
“What I have gained from the course has given me real optimism for a calmer and happier future”
Mindfulness is a way of experiencing life with increased calm and happiness. It is rooted in Buddhist meditation, with effects verified by neuroscience, and as such is open to non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike. Everyone is welcome.
Recent participants have found it helpful in relation to the specific circumstances we are currently facing as a world community. We particularly welcome people struggling with stress for whom life has been difficult lately, folks from marginalised groups, and health and social care workers who offer support to others.
We are working towards better representative diversity and inclusion in our courses, which are informed by a diversity of course facilitators’ lived experiences, and particularly those of the group.
Be Calm, Be Happy is run by Plum Village UK, a charity created to share the mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh (often referred to as ‘the Father of Western Mindfulness’, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. and author of numerous best-selling books). Our Course Leaders are practitioners trained to empower you with mindfulness skills for life, which can support personal and community well-being.
We invite you to join this course comprising guided practices, small group discussions and practical exercises.
“Thank you so much for assisting me to further my journey in such a lovely, peaceful way”
“I’ve experienced a very real shift in my ability to be present and enjoy simple things”
The six sessions of the course explore the following themes:
- Stopping and calming
- Turning to the positive
- Loving communication
- Nourishing happiness
- Interdependence and community
- Guidelines for a happier life