WEEKEND COURSE: How to Train in Happiness


Bertie Wilkins is one of our teachers at Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre.  He is the co-ordinator for our Foundation Programme and has taught many times at the Centre.  As an entrepreneur, Bertie brings practical experience of how to put the teachings into practice to keep a peaceful mind in difficult situations.

Susan Tait has been studying and teaching Buddhist meditation for many years and has taught Kadampa meditation in the US and the UK.  She presents the teachings in a practical and often humorous way making it easy to apply in daily life.

Course info

How to Train in Happiness

If there was ever a good time to recognize that in order to be happy we need to actively train in happiness, that time is now! Happiness is a state of mind, and like any state of mind it can be strengthened through training. But to do so we need to know what are the actual causes of happiness. According to Buddha, authentic happiness does not depend upon amassing specific external conditions, such as wealth, beauty, status, etc., but rather its main ingredient is inner peace. And meditation is essential for training in inner peace and happiness.

This weekend series of talks and meditations will explore practical methods of training in happiness. We will go through specific meditation techniques that are designed to help us experience and maintain authentic happiness, and will explain how we can continue to train in these positive states during our daily activities. Training in these meditations will profoundly influence our conception of our selves and others, and of our purpose in this life. We will discover the relationship between happiness, authentic self-love, and love of others. This in turn will lead to a recognition of our incredible spiritual potential for an ongoing and continuous experience of happiness, and even enlightenment. With this understanding we can learn how to bring this profound happiness into the lives of others.

This is also offered as a day course.


    May 20-22

    In person and online

    Accommodation available


    Bodhisattva KMC, 3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove, BN3 1DN
    Free parking onsite


    In Person Online
    Entire Weekend:

    Saturday Only in person


(Supper will be served at 6 pm)
7pm – 8pm: Introduction

10–11.15am: Teaching and meditation
12–1pm: Teaching and meditation
1pm: Lunch break
2.30-4pm Teaching and meditation

7-8.15 Wishfulfilling Jewel (Chanted prayers unguided)

10am – 11.15am: Teaching and meditation
12pm – 1pm: Teaching and meditation