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Join our Online Course. The Buddha for Daily Life. Five Powers of Mind. Saturday 4 February to July 2023. CET. 8 am – 9.30 am. Two sessions per month until July.

New Online Course over six months: February 2023 – July 2023with Christopher and Suchitra
Two sessions per month offering a single 90-minute session for the day.

Attend as much as you can.


CET. 8 am -9.30 am (time zones suitable for India, Israel, UK, Australia. Extra motivation for the Americas!)


Five Powers of the Mind: The Buddha emphasised the importance of developing these Five Powers of the Mind. We will start with an overview, and then explore and develop one power per month.

Five Powers of the Mind are:

  1. Trust/ Confidence. The Buddha shifted from faith to trust/confidence
  2. Energy. Physical/mental/emotional energy has a significant influence upon us – whether high, low or between. 
  3. Mindfulness includes the ability to observe, to remember and see clearly
  4. Concentration/Unification of Mind. Concentration includes the capacity to stay focused on what matters/harmony/well-being
  5. Wisdom. Wisdom means to understand. Understanding means dissolution of suffering, of problematic issues


The Zoom Meeting will include use of Gallery on screen for interactive discussion with participants. Suchitra and I will hear your voice and respond to your experiences and questions.

  • 10-to-15-minute talk
  • Interactive Discussion
  • 10-to-15-minute Guided Meditation
  • 10 to 15-minute Summary with Application for Daily Life

Email to: Suchitra Shenoy

There is no registration fee. The course runs on dana (donations).
The course will provide a free PDF of Christopher Titmuss’ 77-page Buddha Study Guide.

Do join. We have much to learn from each other.

Christopher Titmuss E-news 24 March 2022 Online Mindfulness Challenge, The Wise Lotus Centre, Memoir, Teaching Schedule. Blog and more.

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Dear Friends

Welcome to every one of our 7000 subscribers of the current issue of the Christopher e-News.

In January 2022, Nshorna (my daughter) proposed putting together a comprehensive online Mindfulness course.

This course would offer both breadth and depth to give support to daily life.

Following on from that, the work started to prepare a 90-Day Mindfulness Challenge.

The Challenge offers benefits for the complete beginner and for those with years of experience in mindfulness, meditation and retreats/courses in various traditions, East and West.

The Mindfulness Challenge provides a depth of exploration including ethics, communication, lifestyle, active compassion and a liberating wisdom for daily life.

If you take on the Course, you will see why we call it a Challenge. The Challenge is now available online.

A single insight can wake up a life.

  • Develop a depth of mindfulness and ongoing wellbeing
  • Find a deeper connection with yourself, others, and nature
  • Suitable for beginners and those with prior experience
  • Step by step instructions and guided meditations
  • Explore themes for reflection
  • Engage in a short daily meditation on a photographs
  • Invite others and share your experience
  • Develop tools to for calmness and clarity
  • Develop power of attention, empathy, and resilience
  • Support family, friends, and work colleagues.
  • Know a wise response to situations
  • Reap long-lasting benefits
The Mindfulness Challenge includes written teachings/instructions/one-to-five-minute audio talks and around 120 photographs for reflection.
You will receive clear instructions for each day of the 90 days.
You can start your Mindfulness Challenge today.

Cost of the Mindfulness Challenge

We have made the 90-day Mindfulness Challenge Course as affordable as possible.
Cost of the Course is:
•    £19.20 (including tax)
•    $25.5,
•    €23.50
•    A$35.00
•    ILS (Israel) 84.00
•    India 1950 Rupees.

You can make a single payment with your Visa card or Paypal when you sign up. You will get instant access to the course.
To sign up and register for the Challenge:
For more information email us:

Your payment for the Course makes a major contribution to the monthly renting/running costs of The Wise Lotus Centre (TWLC) in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK.

Nshorna is the founder of the Centre, offering classes on various themes.

We offer a PDF Certificate of Mindfulness for those who complete all 90 days of the course. It may take you longer than 90 days

Do take up the Challenge!


On 1 April 2022, Nshorna formally launches The Wise Lotus Centre (TWLC) in Letchworth Garden City, 40 minutes on the train, north of London. The Centre is a five minute walk from the railway station.

She has created the Centre which will offer classes, courses and workshops during the day, evenings and weekends. The programme includes mindfulness, meditation, yoga, holistic therapies, self-care, public talks, classes for families, children and businesses.

On 12 and 13 March, Nshorna gave an open day with talks and classes after completing major renovation work to make the shop suitable as a centre.

Nshorna sells a range of wellbeing items and beautiful gift sets on Etsy and in her shop:
Every package is plastic-free as much as possible, and includes a mindfulness practise leaflet.

Classes, courses and workshops for both adults, children and businesses to support physical and emotional health.

Centre to rely upon donations from workshop leaders

Making a bold risk, Nshorna offers the space in her centre to the teachers, therapists, facilitators and workshop leaders on a donation basis. (Dana in the Buddhist tradition).
It is for a trial period.
To those leading the sessions, Nshorna wrote in part of her letter:
The Wise Lotus Centre offers space for classes and courses on a donation basis.
We appreciate this is a new concept for many.
This means we do not set a fixed fee as in the payment-for-services model.
We believe our approach will cultivate trust, develop wellbeing and benefit the
The principle of donation can continue if teachers support this model of
running a centre.
Generosity comes from the heart. Your donations will encourage a wide range of
people in age and income to benefit from your classes and courses.

The Centre welcomes donations to help ensure the Centre proves to be financially viable. Much of the proceeds from the 90-Day Mindfulness Challenge will help support the running of the Centre.

I have received many kind words from readers worldwide after they read the Memoir. The book offers an exploration of experiences, insights and can provide inspiration for others to engage in a lifelong interest in life on Earth.
The book and Kindle version with photos is available on Amazon books in many countries.
The Memoir of 10 years on the road includes a hippy life, mind-altering drugs, romantic encounters and brushes with death. The book covers travels through 20 countries, the discipline of a strict Vipassana monastery in Thailand, nine months in a cave and meetings with leading spiritual teachers in Thailand and India.
I met and talked with some of the finest spiritual/Buddhist/Hindu teachers in Thailand and India.
Besides the letters, I also drew upon 30 diaries and notebooks, plus my memory of events from 1967 to 1977.
The freedom to explore confirms an infinite potential for discovery.
ISBN 978-1-5272-8274-2
Published June 2021.
£14.95. 528 pages.
£6.95 Kindle e-Book.

The blog includes regular updates throughout the year.
Please note it is a minor inconvenience to attend Zoom teachings in different time zones.
Teaching schedule will include more Zoom/Residential teachings during the year.
Type in Search with name of country – top right of blog.
More updates and outlines of teachings/dates given on blog nearer to time of sessions.

Zoom. Dharma Talk.
Exploration of Teachings of Ajahn Buddhadasa of Thailand
New book: Seeing with the Eye of Dhamma.
Link to information:
I will speak about some of the features of the book along with anecdotes of my time with the Ajahn during my years as a Buddhist monk in Thailand.
Do lend an ear.
19.00 – 20.30 Thai time (14.00 -15.30 CET). Thursday 7 April 2022
Meeting ID: 487 652 6053
Passcode: 12345
Seeing with the Eye of Dhamma
Ajahn Buddhadasa
translated by Bhikkhu Dhammavidu and Santikaro
Published 2022 by Shambala Inc, USA.
310 pages.

With Christopher
Zentrum for Buddhismus
29 April – 6 May 2022
One hour from Bonn/Cologne
Waldhaus Am Laacher See
56643, Nickenich, Germany
+49 2636 3344
Nearest railway station: Andernach
To Register for any retreat, send email to:
Do come.

20-22 May 2022
Held in The Wise Lotus Centre,
Letchworth Garden City, Herts. UK.
Friday 7.30 pm – 9 pm. Introduction and Practice of Mindfulness
Saturday 9.30 am. – 4 pm. Ways to live without Stress
Sunday 9.30 am. – 4 pm. Mindfulness at Home and at Work

Participants are welcome to come only on Friday evening.
You can attend a full session on Saturday or Sunday or both.
You can join for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Suitable for beginners to mindfulness and those with experience.

Monday 6 June to Friday 10 June 2022
8 am – 9 am CET

Clear Seeing includes the past, present and future. Teachings will include the value and the limits of the here and now. Clear seeing includes dependent arising conditions for all three fields, so we do not become dependent on the present moment to realise the timeless. A timeless, limitless liberation embraces all three fields of time.
These online sessions run in the mornings from Monday to Friday
They offer an opportunity for the Sangha to meditate regularly with a community of like-minded Dharma practitioners.
Format: Short dharma teaching/reflection, 30-minute guided meditation, and a short interactive Q&A.

With Christopher
Saturday 11 June to Tuesday 14 June 2022.
7 am–8 am Sydney/Melbourne time
17.00–18.00 Sydney/Melbourne
20.00–21.00 Sydney/Melbourne.

Currently, Sydney/Melbourne is 10 hours ahead of Central Europe (CET)
It is a little inconvenient with time zone if we live in another part of the world.
You are invited to attend as many zoom sessions as you can.
Theme. Mindfulness. Insight Meditation. Freeing up the Heart-Mind.
The days will consist of three 60-minute Zoom meeting per day including talks, comprehensive instructions, guided meditations, questions and answers and sharing. We will encourage specific mindfulness/meditation practices at home, work and elsewhere.
To Register: Nisha in Australia is our manager.
There is no registration fee.
See Blog for upcoming information.
(Next Australia Zoom to be announced)

Seminarhaus Engl
2-8 July 2022
Christopher and Ulla Koenig
Seminarhaus Engl e.V.(one hour from Munich)
Engl 1
84339 Unterdietfurt, Germany
Phone +49-(0)8728-616
The retreats consist of comprehensive mindfulness/meditation instructions in sitting, walking, standing/reclining, inter-views with myself, inquiry, questions and answers, and a daily talk. Silence is a major feature of these retreats. Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.
Waldhaus website will provide residential costs. The teacher invites donations at the end of the retreat to support the ongoing teaching.

DHARMA YATRA (10-Day Teachings/Practices/Pilgrimage)
Christopher and Ulla Koenig
2 – 12 August 2022
We hold the Yatra (Dharma/eco pilgrimage) starting near Reutlingen,
near Stuttgart, 90 minutes south on train from Frankfurt
Places for a maximum of 60 people, including 10 places for under 16-year-olds.
We offer a plant-based diet. We walk through forests and on tracks beside organic farms.
Registrations starts at 8 am (CET) Monday 14 March 2022.
Registration 120 Euros. Request for Donations for two teachers at end of Yatra.
Three supported places. 60 Euros registration fee. The three people arrive a day early and leave a day later for construction and deconstruction of the campsite.

How to Teach Mindfulness to Children
Christopher and Nshorna
Non-residential. Monday 12 – Friday 16 September 2022
The Wise Lotus Centre,
Letchworth Garden City, Herts
40 minutes on train north of London. A few minutes’ walk from station

Waldhaus Buddhist Zentrum
18 October – 23 October 2022
23 October – 28 October 2022

With Christopher
Zentrum for Buddhismus
One hour by train from Bonn/Cologne
Am Laacher See56643,
Nickenich, Germany+49 2636 3344
Nearest railway station: Andernach
To Register for any retreat, send email to:
Do come.

Series of Talks/Practices on each link in Noble Eightfold Path. Israel time zone.
One day per month.
Organised by Mindfulspace. Three sessions per day. To be held on a Saturday. Right means comprehensive, fulfilling, and ethical.
Please note a change in a date may take place during the year.
December 2021. Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path.
8 January 2022 Right Understanding
12 February Right Intention
5 March Right Speech
9 April Right Action
7 May Right Livelihood
4 June. Right Effort
18 June Right Mindfulness
30 July Right Concentration

8am-9am CET. 9am-10am Israel time. Introduction and Guided Meditation 
14.00-15.00 CET. 15.00-16.00 Israel Time. Talk. Q and A. and Guided Meditation on Theme.
16.00-17.00 CET. Discussion Groups (without a teacher)
19:00-20,00 CET. Israel Time. Talk and Q and A.
See ZOOM INDIA below for monthly teachings and dates for the Buddha Study Guide.

Join the Buddha Study Guide (BSG)
With Christopher
You can join any time during the year.
A One Day per Month Study of specific Discourses of the Buddha.
Two 60-minute sessions.
India Standard Time 12.30 pm. CET at 8 am.
India Standard Time. 20.30. CET 16.00.

Comprehensive 40-page Buddha Study Guide PDF guide provided
To register and receive Zoom link.
Upcoming Dates. On a Saturday.
29 January.
19 February.
19 March
16 April
14 May
25 June
16 July
20 August
17 September

Participants will receive a PDF of the 40-page Buddha Study Guide and a PDF of Ulla’s reflections/analysis of the major discourses.
Suitable for those with knowledge of the Buddha’s teachings and beginners.
The discourses reveal a depth suitable for daily life.
You will find treasures in the texts.
We will focus on the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha – the most loved book of teachings with 152 discourses.
Previous recorded meetings are available.
Register with
BSG contains reflection on three discourses of the Buddha.
See Zoom Israel above for teachings on the Eightfold Path and dates for BSG.

Dates for Mindfulness Teacher Training Course (MTTC).
Christopher and Ulla Koenig
Please note this is a 12-month Course, which started in late October 2021 and finishes in early November 2022 for 60 participants with prior registration.
19–23 January 2022
25-26 February 2022
25-26 March 2022
22-23 April 2022
28 April – 1 May 2022. Ulla: Residential. Pauenhof Centre, Germany.
7–12 May 2022
3-4 June 2022
15-16 July 2022
9-10 September 2022
7-8 October 2022
2-6 November 2022 (residential/Zoom)


6.    DONATIONS for Christopher

Different Ways to offer donations(dana) to support Christopher
•    You can make donations via your PAYPAL, STRIPE or Credit/Debit Card
•    You do not need a PAYPAL account.

Inspired by his years as a Buddhist monk (1970-1976) Christopher depends upon donations rather than charge for teachings. Christopher only teaches in centres where he considers the daily rate affordable.
You can also make a bank transfer to my bank account in Devon, England. I will email you my bank details.
Thank you for your kind support.

7. ULLA KOENIG OF GERMANY. TEACHINGS. BOOKS. Residential and Zoom Programmes
For information, see
Website information in German and English.
Ulla and I are co-teachers in the Mindfulness Teacher Training Course (MTTC).

Nshorna Titmuss learned from her father about the importance of mindfulness since childhood. She started her career as a midwife in the late 90’s. Working for the NHS, major charities and social services, she has spent more than 20 years supporting vulnerable families. A skilled practitioner, manager and director, she is the founder of three Mindfulness organisations and has dedicated her career to supporting the wellbeing of others.

Christopher Titmuss, Britain’s senior mindfulness teacher, teaches mindfulness, insight meditation and wise action. A former Buddhist monk in Thailand and India, he is the author of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, The Mindfulness Manual, the Spiritual Roots of Mindfulness and other books. Poet, social critic and blogger, he has lived since 1982 in Totnes, Devon, England.

David Hewson, a graphic designer, skilfully put together the presentation of the Mindfulness Challenge. We appreciated his easy-to-follow and unified Course.

Christopher and Nshorna are a father and daughter team.

Teachers, managers, directors of centres, organisers and staff connected with our programmes, residential and Zoom, offer a service. This principle applies before the programme we offer, during the event and after. A small team of people often give support to a large group. If you feel concern on any matter with any of our responses to you, before, during or after an event, please email us. Where and when? What was written? What was said? What happened? A manager or teacher will address your concern and get back to you or you can contact the centre.
Do join one or more of our programmes.

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Outline of Mindfulness Teacher Training Course, via Zoom. Next one starts in October 2021 for 60 trainees. Is this the most affordable 12 month training available?

We are in the final week of a 12 month Mindfulness Teacher Training Course (MTTC) programme for 60 trainees.

During the year between May 2020 and May 2021, we explored a variety of mindfulness practices on the application of mindfulness, including mindfulness of breath, body, feeling tones, states of mind and the world around us. We offer a depth of teaching and an expansive vision. Continue reading 

Christopher e-News. Major changes in international travel. 15 April – 15 May 2021.Upcoming residential/zoom retreats, courses, talks etc

Below is the Welcome and list of contents, including residential or Zoom retreats etc. There is a link at the foot of the page for the full contents of my programmes until end of year. There is an adaption of Zoom retreats for specific time zones.
Dear Friends,

A warm welcome to our 7000 subscribers to the Christopher e-News. You will see Zoom/Residential retreats, courses, yatra and themes on the blog listed below. Our 4th Mindfulness Teacher Training Course (MTTC) starts in October 2021 for 60 people. Zoom and residential in Germany. With Ulla and myself as co-teachers.


Our life ebbs and flows between the known and the unknown. Sometimes, we make a step out of the known to experience what might emerge from the unknown.
An opportunity arises to abide receptive, inwardly and outwardly, to the new or recognise a deep focus needed for a specific area.
While sitting at home in the kitchen in February having a cuppa tea, I made a spontaneous ‘decision’ to cut 60% of overseas travel.
I will continue to take the train to teach in Germany – Covid-19 regulations permitting.
I am ending travel to Israel, India and Australia. I would no longer fly to Israel where I gave teachings for 30 years. I have spent more than two years in total in Israel plus many 48 hour stays in Nablus, Palestine. I have spent more than 7 years in total in India since 1967 and spent four years in Australia including time on the road. Travelling the Earth runs deep in my DNA since the late teens.
I emailed in early March 2021 friends, organisers and managers of centres of this shift in priorities from the known to the known. We continue to keep in touch.
Friends asked me if I had opted for semi-retirement. No. Birthday occurs on 22 April (Earth Day), 2021. On that day, I will be 77.
Friends asked me if I need to rest rather than travel. No. Energy so far remains same as 50 years ago. I sleep a little more and the body takes a little longer to heal from a cold or pulled muscle etc.
Was it becoming a hassle trying to offer retreats with the on-off situation due to lockdown and social isolation? No.
Could I adapt to being at home 46 weeks a year? I wondered, too. Since returning from teaching in India in March 2020, I have loved the time at home.
During the lockdown in Britain in 2020, I completed a book TEN YEARS AND TEN DAYS – a memoir of my time on the road between 1967 and 1977. I will write about the memoir in the next e-News. An e-book of the memoir with 25 photos or more currently undergoes preparation.
I asked myself what would be the outcome of the change in the reduction of travel?
•    A regret?
•    A return to the known?
•    A major reduction in the dana?
•    A renewal?
•    A different lifestyle
•    An emergence of a creative vision?
In February, my 10-year-old passport expired. It seemed symbolic. I renewed it. I plan to offer a Zoom retreat every month, except when travelling to Germany.

Monthly Zoom Retreats

I plan to offer Zoom retreats. I invite people to give a registration of €30.00 for a Zoom retreat when the Zoom event replaces a residential retreat. Your registration will support centres struggling with finances due to lockdown. Let me know if you wish to join a zoom retreat. Contact:
I will post on christopher titmuss blog zoom events supportive of UK, European, Israel, India and Australia times.
All Zoom retreats are open worldwide. Please attend as much of the Zoom timetable as possible.

Do join. Take a look below.

Content of this E-news
(If message clipped at the end, please click on “View entire message” immediately below last item).
1.    Christopher’s International Retreats. Zoom/Residential. April to November, 2021
2.    Dharma Yatra (Teachings/Pilgrimage) in Germany in August 2021
3.    Mindfulness Teacher Training Course starting October 2021, Germany
4.    Recent Blogs
5.    Update on Changes in Youtube Videos
6.    Mindfulness Support Service
7.    Ulla Koenig Teaching Programme
8.    Wandering Wild
9.    Donations
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A new 12 month Mindfulness Teacher Training Course (MTTC) starting in October 2021. Zoom plus Residential in Germany. A registration fee and invitation to donate to support teachers.

The course offers 12-month training to become a mindfulness teacher.
Teachers: Christopher Titmuss and Ulla Koenig.

Three previous MTTC for trainees have taken place since 2017with participants from more than 20 countries. Continue reading