Buddha’s Guide to Happiness. Day Retreat. Sunday 1 October 2023. Letchworth, Herts, UK

It only takes 26 minutes on the train from Kings Cross station, London to Letchworth Garden City. Then a five minute walk to the centre. 10 am to 3pm

We find it all too easy to dwell addictively on the problems of daily life – personal, social and global. These problems can really get us feeling low.

Our mind becomes so busy with daily life. bored or lonely that we forget all about our potential to experience happiness.

Then we sincerely believe that first I have to resolve all my stress, worries and anxieties and after that I can be happy. That’s a myth, a personal and social myth.

Between 10 am and 3 pm, we will explore happiness through guided meditations, reflections, sharing, small groups and short talks on the theme.

We will see there are numerous kinds of happiness.

Time to time I will draw from the teachings of Buddha

The Buddha offered much wise advice about knowing happiness.

Dukkha (Pali, word for suffering in the language of the Buddha) does not have the inherent power to stop sukkha (happiness) breaking through.

Upliftment of the human spirit reveals the power of transcendence.

We will explore the joys that keep our spirit alive.

We will reflect on examples in our life of the experience of upliftment in the face of apparent adversity.

The development of happiness and its nourishment contributes to putting our dukkha into a proper perspective making it easier to transform.

Do join. It is my wish that you leave the Wise Lotus Centre at 3 pm knowing that you are never far way from happiness and joy.

Registration payment goes directly to support the monthly running costs of the Centre.

Here is the registration link to join our Guide to Happiness.


A former Buddhist monk, Christopher Titmuss, a senior Dharma teacher in the West, offers retreats, leads Zoom meetings and supports social/global change. His teachings focus on ethics, insight meditation (vipassana), the expansive heart and inquiry into emptiness/liberation. Poet, photographer, blogger and social critic, he is the author of 22 books. He is the founder of the Mindfulness Teacher Training Course. Christopher lives in Totnes, Devon, England. www.christophertitmuss.net

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