The Happiness Tool-kit
A 5 week series with Buddhist Teacher Nicola Reekie in Canterbury
We all want to be happy. It’s true for you, and it’s true for everybody. To fulfil this wish, we search for happiness in people, places, and activities. But reliable sources of happiness can’t be found ‘out there.’ If we want to be truly happy we need to learn how to positively change our mind.
In this series of classes, we will learn about parts of the mind that are the main causes of happiness, and how to develop and maintain them. These parts of the mind are the tools we need to make ourselves happy and build a happy life
In this series of classes you will also receive advice, extracted from Buddhist teachings, on how to develop a store of tools, including meditations and new ways of thinking, to help us develop and maintain our peace of mind. By doing this, eventually every situation can become a source of happiness and growth for us!
June 20 : Mind, Meditation and Authentic Happiness
June 27: Our mind and its power
July 4: Becoming an architect of our reality
July 11 Harnessing the power of our intention
July 18: Creating the experiences we want
This course is aimed at all levels of experience from beginners to those looking to fine tune their meditation practice.
Classes last for an hour. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. Light refreshments will be served before or after the class.
About the course: this six week course aim to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition.
Tuesday | June 20, 27, July 4, 11, & 18 | 9.30am – 10.15am (followed by an informal Q&A with the teacher over a cup of tea)
Please note: Online Booking & Payment prior the start of the course on
What to Expect
We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we receive are used to pay for our venues and operating expenses. Although we charge for classes we also offer low-income rates and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.
Our classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. Everyone is invited to use whichever aspects of the teachings they find helpful.
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.